Kurds

Witness Statement of Yaser Goli

Student activist Yaser Goli was arrested twice--in 2006 and 2007--and subjected to torture at the Intelligence Office of Sanandaj. His parents, Fatemeh Goftari and Saleh Goli, were also arrested in 2007, as were several of his brothers. ... Read more

Witness Statement of Faegh Rourast

Faegh Rourast, a law student and brother-in-law of women's rights activist and current political prisoner Zaynab Bayazidi, was arrested in 2008 and imprisoned for one year on charges related to his human rights activism. ... Read more

The case of Kurdish Iranian death row prisoner Behruz Alakhani

(21 May 2012) -- The Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC) has learned from an informed source close to the case of Kurdish Iranian death ... Read more

Witness Statement of Jahangir Abdollahi

Former Tehran University student activist Jahangir Abdollahi shares the story of his arrest and detention for organizing a peaceful protest against the death sentence of political prisoner Ehsan Fattahian. ... Read more

Transfer of a Kurdish political prisoner in a dire health condition to an unknown location

(7 May 2012) – The Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC) has received reports from former prisoners at Rajaee Shahr prison in Karaj, Iran that ... Read more

Witness Statement of Amjad Hossein Panahi

With one brother dead and two imprisoned--one of whom is on death row--Amjad Hossein-Panahi recounts the experiences of a Kurdish family punished for the political activism of some of its members. ... Read more

Kurdish Iranian Death Row Prisoner Habibollah Golparipour Transferred to Semnan Prison, Denied Visitation from his Family

(13 April 2012) – As part of its ongoing investigation of human rights abuses against Kurdish activists in Iran, the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center ... Read more

On the Margins: Arrest, Imprisonment and Execution of Kurdish Activists in Iran Today

(11 April 2012) – For decades, the Islamic Republic of Iran has led a targeted campaign of repression against Kurdish activists within Iran’s borders. Today, this persecution is particularly acute, with an estimated 14 Kurdish activists currently on death row in Iran. ... Read more

IHRDC Releases In-Depth Report on Persecution of Kurdish Activists in Iran Today

11 April 2012 (New Haven, USA) -- Today, the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC) released a 70-page report, “On the Margins: Arrest, Imprisonment and Execution ... Read more

Haunted Memories: The Islamic Republic’s Executions of Kurds in 1979

This report provides a detailed account of the unlawful summary trials and executions that took place in the Kurdish regions of Iran during August and September of 1979. ... Read more

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