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

Interactive Map of Executions in the Islamic Republic of Iran

(September 12, 2013) -  The Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC) has partnered up with Nabz-Iran to create an interactive map of executions in the ... Read more


European citizens: finance a fair criminal justice system in Iran, not executions! #JusticeIran In 2012, between 541 and 580 people were executed in Iran. Approximately two-thirds ... Read more

Human Rights Day 2012: Mahnaz Parakand’s Testimony on the Mounting Pressures on Iranian Lawyers

(10 December 2012) – On this year’s Human Rights Day, human rights lawyers like Nasrin Sotoudeh, Mohammad Ali Dadkhah, Mohammad Seifzadeh, Abdolfattah Soltani and others ... Read more

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