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Lily Mazahery      

Iranian-American lawyer, feminist, human rights defender, and social and political activist

Lily Mazahery is an Iranian-American lawyer, feminist, human rights defender, and social and political activist. Founder and president of the Legal Rights Institute, Mazahery represents some of the most high profile political dissidents, human rights activists and victims of human rights violations around the world. She has directed a substantial portion of her work towards assisting individual victims of human rights violations and political dissidents, particularly in Iran. As a member of various international rights organizations, groups, and campaigns, Mazahery has been a strong advocate of equal rights for women in Islamic countries, which include the abolishment of stoning executions and honor killings.

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Women on the Front Line
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FORA.tv Speaker - Lily Mazahery
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Torture in Iran -- 60 Minutes
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Speech Topics


IRAN - Lily Mazahery Responds to Khatami At Harvard University

EXPLAINING KHATAMI'S ETHICS OF TOLERANCE: Leading human rights lawyer and activist, Lily Mazahery, speaks at Harvard University in response to Mohammad Khatemi's speech.

Stoning Women to Death

Iranian authorities routinely charge women and girls who have been raped with the crime of "adultery" and sentences them to death by public stoning. (Their unpardonable crime is to have been raped.)

Struggle to Defend Women’s Rights

Beyond the headlines on Iran’s nuclear program, millions of Iranian women face daily civil rights abuses and restrictions.

A BRAVE NEW WORLD:

HOW TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION AND NEW MEDIA ARE IMPACTING HUMAN RIGHTS, DEMOCRACY INITIATIVES, AND SOCIAL CHANGE.

Social Networks & Societal Revolution: what happened/is happening in Iran?

Moderator: Lily Mazahery, Founder/President, Legal Rights Institute

Panelists include: Reza Sayah, CNN Correspondent, Mark D. Drapeau, AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow, The Center for Technology and National Security Policy, The National Defense University

The silent screams of women and girls

Farsi weblogs reveal a reality far different from the official image projected by the Iranian government.

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