The Iranian Dissident Awareness Program was created so that members of Congress can stand with the people of Iran. Members from both sides of the aisle have the opportunity to fight for the persecuted, the dissidents, and the political prisoners. We cannot turn a blind eye to their struggle. A regime that does not recognize the basic human dignity of its people will never be an honest broker in the international community. Read Bahareh's story below or return to the full list of dissidents.