About Elahe Sharifpour

Elahe Sharifpour-Hicks has been defending human rights for more than two decades. She was the Iran researcher for the Human Rights Watch from 1994 to 2001, and is currently the manager of Human Rights and Planning at New York. On the tenth anniversary of the Human Rights Activists (HRAI), Ms. Sharifpour-Hicks tells Peace Line monthly: “The most positive feature of HRAI is distancing itself from politics.” And in regards to the permanence of HRAI she adds: “The only thing that makes such an activism possible and permanent, is to show devotion, and that is exactly what the members of HRAI have shown.”