Infographic: Incarceration in Iran

This infographic examines statistics related to the state of Iran’s prison system and the broader implications of the Iranian judiciary’s approach to criminal justice, including ... Read more

Infographic - Government Corruption in Iran

It is hoped by many in Iran that the removal of broad sanctions will lead to a gradual improvement in the country's economic situation. But several recent court cases trying former government officials for embezzlement and financial corruption demonstrate an undeniable truth about life in the Islamic Republic of Iran: that public funds often find their way into private hands, and that the arbitrariness and weak rule of law that characterize the Islamic Republic's judicial system also cripple the country's economy. ... Read more

IHRDC Releases Documentary — “A Culture of Intimidation: The Islamic Republic and the Press”

(May 29, 2015) -- Last month, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI), Javad Zarif, announced to the world that the IRI does not “jail people for their opinions”, adding that, “people who commit crimes…cannot hide behind being a journalist.” ... Read more

A Tour of Ward 2A of Evin Prison

Ward 2A of Evin Prison is under the control of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). The ward is primarily used to hold political prisoners in pretrial detention. Reports from former detainees describe widespread and institutionalized torture in the ward. In this short film, two former inmates in the ward share their experiences. Watch video

Capital Punishment in Iran: 2014

IHRDC’s final update of its chart of executions carried out by the Iranian government last year counts 721 executions in 2014. This infographic highlights some ... Read more

Unlock Iran

IHRDC is proud to launch "Unlock Iran" - a campaign to raise awareness about human rights violations in Iran and tell the stories of 10 prisoners of rights incarcerated today. Join us and use your digital voice to #UnlockIran. ... Read more

Witness Testimony from Denied Identity: Human Rights Abuses Against Iran’s LGBT Community

Release of three complete witness testimonies from Denied Identity: Human Rights Abuses Against Iran’s LGBT Community ... Read more

Support IHRDC on Giving Tuesday

(December 3, 2013) - First Black Friday… then Cyber Monday… now Giving Tuesday! Giving Tuesday is a movement to create a national day of giving. The ... Read more

Watch the live stream of Dr. Ahmed Shaheed’s presentation to the UN General Assembly

(October 23, 2013) – Today, at 3:00 pm EST, Dr. Ahmed Shaheed, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic ... Read more

Iran: Poems of Dissent

For centuries poetry has served as both an expression of, and vehicle for, dissent in Iran. This collection of poems begins with a ghazal of ... Read more

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