RAPAR is currently working within the Iranian community to organize an emergency public meeting about Iran and Iranians in the UK. The political and humanitarian situation in Iran has deteriorated even further as the government cracks down following the recent wave of pro-democracy action in the Middle East. Foreign Secretary William Hague this week called on the Iranian government to allow citizens to voice their own opinions about their country, and expressed dismay at violence perpetrated by Iranian security forces on peaceful political protesters. The UK currently deports significant numbers of political refugees back to Iran.
Also fighting deportation to Iran are the Vahidi family, who, like the Bayat family, cannot return to their home country for political reasons. See here for a recent news press release regarding the Vahidis, and here for a summary of their story.
NB: The emergency public meeting about Iran is currently pencilled in for Sat 12th March in central Manchester. Confirmation of this and details to follow on this website.