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Fundamentals of Freedom of Movement in Iran

Freedom of Movement is an important human right protected by Article 12 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)


Introduction to Freedom of Movement

Freedom of Movement is an important tenet of liberty and a human right protected by Article 12 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).


Examples of Freedom of Movement Barriers in Iran 

 Many Iranians are banned from traveling outside Iran, and also from traveling within the state. 


Documenting Human Rights in Iran: Evidence Collection Guide 

This guide includes information regarding how to spot violations of freedom of movement, and collect evidence of the violation.


IHRDC Urges Iran to Release Opposition Leaders

The house-arrests of political leaders Mir Hussain Mousavi and Mehdi Karoubi illustrates a common way in which the Iranian government restricts freedom of movement.


Witness Statement: Ensafali Hedayat
Activist Ensafali Hedayat was beaten by government agents, and threatened with severe punishments if he failed to leave Tabriz within six months.

Witness Statement: Soraya
Interrogators accused "Soraya" of espionage and treason resulting from a trip taken to Turkey.

Witness Testimony: Morad Mohktari
Morad Mokhtari, a convert from Islam to Christianity, testifies about the persecution he suffered in Iran after he converted, including restrictions on his ability to move within Iran, as well as his ability to leave the country.

Witness Statement: Arash Sigarchi
The Ministry of Intelligence ordered that Arash Sigarchi be exiled to southern Iran in order to limit his ability to flee the country.

 

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Travel Restrictions, House Arrest