Ctrl+Alt+Delete: Iran's Response to the Internet

This report documents Iran's response to the rise of the Internet as a form of mass media. This response includes the use of existing laws ... Read more

Covert Terror: Iran’s Parallel Intelligence Apparatus

This report, together with the report Mockery of Justice: the Framing of Siamak Pourzand (2008), present a comprehensive picture of the clandestine and brutal activities ... Read more

Crimes Against Humanity: The Islamic Republic’s Attacks on the Bahá’ís

This report complements two earlier publications, A Faith Denied The Persecution of the Bahá’ís of Iran (2006) and Community Under Siege: The Ordeal of the ... Read more

Condemned by Law: Assassination of Political Dissidents Abroad

The Iranian regime’s state-sponsored campaign of political assassinations abroad does not merely violate the criminal laws of the jurisdictions in which the crimes took place ... Read more

Mockery of Justice: The Framing of Siamak Pourzand

Mr. Siamak Pourzand, a journalist in his 70s, was abducted in November 2001 by IRI officials, held in a series of secret detention facilities, and ... Read more

No Safe Haven: Iran's Global Assassination Campaign

Since 1979, the senior leadership of the Islamic Republic of Iran has been linked to at least 162 extrajudicial killings of the regime’s political opponents ... Read more

Community Under Siege: The Ordeal of the Baha’is of Shiraz

The sentencing of twenty-two members of the Baha'i community of Shiraz to death for refusing to recant their faith in 1983 resulted in the largest ... Read more

Murder at Mykonos: Anatomy of a Political Assassination

In September 1992 agents of the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) murdered three leading members of the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (PDKI) in the ... Read more

A Faith Denied: The Persecution of the Baha'is of Iran

This report explores how Baha'i religious practice has effectively been criminalized inside Iran. Baha’is are subjected to a level of social exclusion and harassment in ... Read more

Impunity in Iran: The Death of Photojournalist Zahra Kazemi

This report explores the ways in which the 2003 death of Iranian - Canadian photo journalist Zahra ( Ziba ) Kazemi illustrates chronic, systemic problems ... Read more

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