Inside Iran

A plea for Kaveh Taheri, an imprisoned blogger in Iran

(May 2, 2013) – According to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) ranks second globally in the number of ... Watch video

Ongoing Wave of Arrests in Khuzestan, Families Unaware of Whereabouts of Detainees

(April 11, 2013) – The Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC) has received reports from local human rights activists which indicate that an estimated 188 ... Read more

Death Sentences for Five Ahwazi Arabs Upheld by Iran’s Supreme Court

(11 January 2013) – Branch 32 of the Supreme Court of the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) has upheld the death sentences of five Ahwazi ... Read more

Infant Sons of Two Bahá'í Mothers Imprisoned in Semnan Facing Medical Complications

(3 January 2013) – The infants of two Bahá'í mothers imprisoned in Semnan in Iran have been transferred to hospital due to serious health issues. ... Read more

Ahwazi Arab political activist Jamil Sowaidi reportedly tortured to death in custody

Reports indicate Ahwazi Arab political activist Jamil Sowaidi tortured to death in custody; if confirmed, Sowaidi’s death adds to body count of those tortured to death in custody in recent weeks, including death of Green Movement blogger Sattar Beheshti ... Read more

Arrest of Saeed Shirzad, a children’s rights activist, while aiding earthquake victims in East Azerbaijan

(23 August 2012) – According to reports obtained by the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC), Saeed Shirzad, an ethnic Kurd and children’s rights ... Read more

Resumption of torture of Ahwazi Arab political prisoners from Khalafabad (Ramshir) in Khuzestan after the imposition of death sentences

(17 August 2012) -- The Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC) has learned through informed sources in Ahwaz that five ethnic Arab political prisoners in ... Read more

Five more Ahwazi Arabs sentenced to death by the Islamic Republic of Iran

(10 July 2012) -- According to local sources, five Ahwazi Arab activists, Hashem Shabani, Mohammadali Omouri, Hadi Rashedi, Seyyed Jaber Alboshoka and Seyyed Mokhtar Alboshoka ... Read more

High bail set as condition for temporary release of imprisoned Christian convert Mehrdad Sajjadi

(3 July 2012) -- According to reports the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC) has received from sources close to imprisoned Christian convert, Mehrdad Sajjadi, ... Read more

Death of ill political prisoner in Rajaee Shahr prison

(8 June 2012) – Sources close to the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC) have provided details about the death of Kurdish political prisoner Mehdi ... Read more

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