National Human Rights Organizations
Committee of Human Rights Reporters
The Committee of Human Rights Reporters, previously known as Students' Committee of Human Rights Reporters, was established in March 2006 by university students with members and collaborators in several Iranian cities. For the first two years of its existence, the group concentrated on raising awareness and disseminating information about political prisoners through the Internet. In 2008 the Committee began to report on social issues and human rights violations committed against religious and ethnic minorities as well as activists for women’s rights, children’s rights, and labor rights. Following the 2009 post-election protests, eight out of its eleven known members inside Iran were arrested. Authorities have told two of the CHRR detainees that the charge pending against them is "enmity with God". In its mission statement The Committee of Human Rights Reporters affirms that based on its commitment to human rights it will strive to:
-improve the situation of human rights in Iran through publicizing the cases of human rights violations and appealing to public opinion, national and international human rights organizations;
- campaign to spread awareness among the Islamic Republic of Iran's authorities as to the disastrous consequences of sustained violation of citizens' rights.