Sadegh Gheisari Held under Harsh Conditions in Fashafoyeh Prison, Forced to Sign Documents He Could Not Read

      May 10, 2017 On February 19, 2018 Sadegh Gheisari, a journalist, was arrested as he was watching the clashes between security forces and Gonabadi Dervishes in


Excluded from the Public Sphere: Freedom of Assembly and Association in the Islamic Republic of Iran

  NEW HAVEN, March 5, 2018 – Today the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC) released its latest report, Excluded from the Public Sphere: Freedom of ... Read more

Witness Testimony

Witness Statement of Abbas Maroufi

  Name:  Abbas Maroufi Place of Birth:  Tehran, Iran Date of Birth:  1957 Occupation:  Author and Publisher     Interviewing Organization:   Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC) Date of Interview:  August 3, 2015 Interviewer:   IHRDC ... Read more

Legal Commentary

Qisas: A Law for Injustice

In this commentary, IHRDC Legal Advisor Hossein Raeesi analyzes a murder case and the court documents corresponding thereto, which reveal how the legal remedy of qisas [the principle of retaliatory punishment] entrenches blatant, systemic, and structurally-entrenched violations of human rights in Iran. ... Read more