Inside Iran

Confirmation of Prison Sentence for Bahá'í Youth in Shiraz

Photo Credit: HRANA (October 2, 2014) – Amid harsh reprisals against religious minorities and individuals deviating from the Shi’a orthodoxy espoused by the authorities in the ... Read more

New Reports of Difficult Conditions for Sunni Prisoners in Rajaee Shahr Prison

Keykhosrow Sharafipour in Rajaee Shahr Prison (Photo credit: HRANA) (September 11, 2014) – In an interview with the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC), a political ... Read more

Report Indicates Execution of Two Ahwazi Arab Men May Be Imminent

Ali Chobayshat and Yasin (Khaled) Musavi could be executed as early as Thursday. ... Read more

Death Sentences for Ahwazi Arab Cultural Activists

Two more Ahwazi Arab cultural activists have been sentenced to death on national security charges. ... Read more

Ayatollah Masumi Tehrani Speaks Out against the Violation of the Human Rights of Iran’s Bahá’í Community

(September 4, 2013) – A number of Bahá’í activists met with Ayatollah Abdolhamid Masumi Tehrani, a dissident Shia cleric, in his office yesterday following the ... Read more

Who is Mostafa Pourmohammadi? A profile of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s pick for Minister of Justice

(August 5, 2013) – Following the inauguration of Hassan Rouhani—the new president of the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI)—into office this past Saturday, August 3, it was announced that Mostafa Pourmohammadi, a former IRI Deputy Intelligence Minister, was nominated to be the IRI’s new Minister of Justice. ... Read more

Deteriorating Conditions and Televised Confessions for Jailed Ahwazi Arab Activists

Ali Chobayshat in traditional local garb. (June 28, 2013) – The Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC) has received troubling reports regarding the conditions of three ... Read more

Letter from 47 Political Prisoners to Rouhani and the Iranian People

Hassan Rouhani campaigned on the claim that he held the key to a more open society. Photo credit: Mehdi Ghasemi/ISNA (June 25, 2013) – On Monday, ... Read more

Criminal Court Summons Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, No Charge Specified

(June 17, 2013) – Just days after moderate candidate Hassan Rouhani won the eleventh presidential election held in the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI), Iranian state press announced today that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the current President of the IRI, has been summoned to Branch 76 of the Criminal Court of Tehran Province. ... Read more

Harassment and Censorship Continue on Election Day

(June 14, 2013) – Reports coming out of Iran today highlight further incidents of the censorship and harassment of activists that have characterized this month’s presidential election campaign in the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI). ... Read more

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