IHRDC Chart of Executions by the Islamic Republic of Iran - 2015

This chart documents executions of people by the Islamic Republic of Iran beginning in January 2015. The official announcements are noted but, as the Iranian government does not announce many executions, it is difficult to know the exact number.


Apostasy in the Islamic Republic of Iran

(July 30, 2014) – IHRDC’s latest 50-page report, Apostasy in the Islamic Republic of Iran, details the jurisprudential as well as the legal context in which apostasy cases are prosecuted in the Islamic Republic of Iran. The report takes an in-depth look at a number of apostasy cases involving a diverse range of defendants, and provides an account of the legal and religious issues raised in each case. ... Read more

Witness Testimony

Video Witness Statement of Babak Khorram Khorshid

In this video witness statement, Babak Khorram Khorshid, an actor and writer, reflects on changes in social life in Iran over the decades since the ... Read more

Legal Commentary

The Problem of Political Crimes in Iranian Law

This article examines the concept of political crimes in the legal framework of Iran. While the Iranian Constitution provides special procedural safeguards for those charged with such crimes, i.e. public hearing in the presence of a jury, secondary laws of Iran provide no definition for such crimes. ... Read more