Abbas Amir-Entezam, One of Iran’s Most Prominent Political Prisoners, Dies at the Age of 86

    July 12, 2018 Abbas Amir-Entezam, one of the country’s most prominent political prisoners, died today in Tehran at the age of 86. Amir-Entezam, who served as


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 Mahmoud Salehi

This statement was prepared pursuant to an interview with Mahmoud Salehi. There are 31paragraphs in the statement. The views and opinions of the witness expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center. ... 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