Dear President Biden,
I am writing to you as the founding director
of the Mission for Establishment of Human
Rights (MEHR) and an adjunct professor at
the California State University, Los
are aware of the stunning and unprecedented
uprising of Iranian women. This movement was
ignited by the death of Mahsa Amini in
police custody for defying the strict code
of women's clothing and "wearing
We, Iranian Expatriates and many
freedom-loving Americans urge you to show
solidarity with courageous women and men in
Iran who are opposing the dictators ruling
Iran. Please cooperate with other democratic
governments to take meaningful actions
against Islamic Regime in Iran (IRI). These
are our specific requests:
IRI should be suspended from the UN
(Lawful suspension is indicated in
Article 5 of the UN Charter).
IRI officials should not be allowed to
visit the US for any occasion.
The IRI's embassies should be closed.
These penalties should be observed until all
political and social activist prisoners are
released and enforcing dress codes on women
is stopped. These demands should be placed
along the conditions for IRI's
Fed up with the Islamic Regime's
inhumane laws and regulations, young women
and eventually people of all ages and
genders took to the streets shouting slogans
and, in particular, "Woman, life, freedom."
Women remove and burn headscarves and body
covers and courageously confront the forces
of repression ordered to fire live
We are not asking you for regime
change. This is a task that can be done by
the Iranians. The movement that started
spontaneously is slowly getting organized.
The brutal regime in Iran won't hesitate to
demolish spontaneous movements when its life
is in danger. Millions of organized,
courageous women and men cannot be stopped
even by a murderous regime. However, they
need time to reach that undefeatable state.
You can provide this opportunity for
them by taking the actions indicated above.
Our American allies and we are
determined to pursue these tasks by using
our voting power. Regardless of our
political affiliation, we will vote only for
those who stand by the freedom fighters in
Iran by deeds and not words.
We hope that you will show your
concern about human rights by acting on
these issues immediately before the brutal
regime destroys this movement. By helping
the Iranians to reach their democratic
goals, you will make history.
Mo (Michael) Parvin