Witness Testimony

Witness Statement: Fariborz Baghai

In this witness statement, Fariborz Baghai, a Tudeh Party leader, describes his imprisonment from 1981 to 1993 and in particular his experience during the summer ... Read more

Witness Statement: Mitra Lager

Mitra Lager, a former supporter of the Mojahdedin-e Khalq (MEK), describes her arrests and torture in the early and mid-1980s and recalls how the Hezbollahe ... Read more

Witness Statement: Saye Sky

Saye Sky: A lesbian rap musician describes the persecution she suffered that forced her to flee Iran and seek refuge in Turkey.   Full Name: Saye Sky ... Read more

Witness Statement: Farideh

Farideh, an opposition supporter, describes her experience in the post-election protests of Summer 2009.   Full Name: Farideh (pseudonym) Date of Birth: 8 November 1981 Place of Birth: Tehran, ... Read more

Witness Statement: Tania Ahmadi Kaliji

Ahmadi Kaliji is a web blogger, and a vocal and outspoken critic of Iran’s death penalty. Her articles criticizing the stoning of women attracted the ... Read more

Witness Statement: Soraya

“Soraya” is a young mother of two who converted to Christianity more than a decade ago. In her witness statement, she describes how she ran ... Read more

Witness Statement: Mahdis

“Mahdis” was a student activist and a follower of Ayatollah Kazemeyni Borujerdi. She participated in the Student Day demonstrations of 2002 and was arrested along ... Read more

Witness Statement: Ali Kantoori

Ali Kantoori, socio-political activist, describes his mistreatment and torture in solitary confinement in Evin prison due to his efforts to improve working class conditions, and ... Read more

Witness Statement: Maryam and Her Son

A mom and her son explain the problems they face after converting from Islam to Christianity in exile.   Full Name: Maryam/Siavash (Pseudonyms) Date of Birth: 1961/1992 Place of ... Read more

Witness Statement: Reza Azad

Reza Azad describes the brutal mistreatment and torture he suffered as a political prisoner in Iran from 1982 to 1987.   Name: Reza Azad Father's Name: Khosrow Place of ... Read more

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