Press Statements

Coverage of Unlock Iran on HuffPostLive, NPR and more…

(April 9, 2014) – Now in its second month of launch, UNLOCK IRAN, an initiative started by the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC) to ... Read more

Joint Letter from 27 NGOs to UN Human Rights Council

(March 12, 2014) - NGOs call on UN member states to support resolution to renew the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Iran. ... Read more

UNLOCK IRAN: NEW DIGITAL PLATFORM TO RAISE AWARENESS OF HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS IN IRAN

Innovative Technology Connects Facebook Users to Iranian “Prisoners of Rights” ... Read more

IRI Executes Two Ahwazi Arab Men

For Immediate Release January 31, 2014 (New Haven, USA) – The Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC) has learned further details concerning the executions of two Ahwazi ... Read more

UNGA Resolution on Human Rights in Iran Passes by 86 to 36 Margin

(December 19, 2013) – Yesterday, the UN General Assembly Resolution on the promotion and protection of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) ... Read more

IHRDC takes action in the case of Zahra Kazemi before the Supreme Court of Canada

(December 10, 2013) – As part of its ongoing effort to combat impunity in the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI), the Iran Human Rights Documentation ... Read more

Joint Letter from 25 NGOs in Support of UNGA Resolution on Human Rights in Iran

The Iran Human Rights Documentation Center joins 24 other NGOs to urge governments to vote in favor of resolution A/C.3/68/L.57 on the promotion and protection of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran during the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly, scheduled to take place this Tuesday, November 19, 2013. ... Read more

IHRDC Releases Report on Human Rights Violations against LGBT Persons in Iran

November 7, 2013 (New Haven, USA) — Today, the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC) released “Denied Identity: Human Rights Abuses against Iran’s LGBT Community”—an in-depth ... Read more

Iran Should Halt Executions as Rate of Hangings Accelerates

125 People Executed Since Rouhani Took Office ... Read more

IHRDC Welcomes the Release of Political Prisoners in the Islamic Republic of Iran

(September 19, 2013) – The Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC) welcomes reports that more than a dozen political and religious prisoners, including prominent Iranian ... Read more

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