HRANA News Agency – Abdolkarim Lahiji, an Iranian attorney living in France, has been elected to serve as the president of the International Federation for Human Rights. The election was made on May 23, 2013 during FIDH’s 38th congress in Istanbul, Turkey.
Lahiji has also served as the vice president of the federation for five consecutive terms totaling 15 years. After being elected as the president, Lahiji said that his first priority will be to free all human rights defenders who have been imprisoned unjustly around the world. (more…)