Inhuman and Degrading Treatment

Violent Aftermath: The 2009 Election and Suppression of Dissent in Iran

This preliminary report documents and analyzes the regime’s brutal suppression of dissent after the June 12, 2009 presidential elections. Hours before the incumbent, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, ... Read more

Witness Statement of Mahnaz Parakand

Name: Mahnaz Parakand Date of Birth: 1959 Place of Birth: Tehran, Iran Occupation:  Lawyer       Interviewing Organization: Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC) Date of Interview:  June ... Read more

Surviving Rape in Iran's Prisons

This report documents the ordeals of five former prisoners – two women and three men – who provide their first-hand accounts of being raped, witnessing rape or being threatened with rape during their detention in Iranian prisons. ... Read more

Witness Testimony: Arash Sigarchi

A Journalist’s challenges In this video, Arash Sigarchi, a journalist, blogger and former editor of “Gilan-e Emrouz” newspaper in Rasht, describes his journalism activities that led ... Watch video

Silencing the Women's Rights Movement in Iran

This report examines the Islamic Republic’s attempt to dismantle the women’s rights movement leading up to and following the June 12, 2009 presidential election. Members ... Read more

Witness Testimony: Ali Afshari

Forced Confession: Ali Afshari, a political analyst, human rights advocate and former leader of the student movement in Iran, describes his numerous arrests (between 1996 ... Watch video

Witness Testimony: Kourosh Sehati

If Not You, Then Your Brother: Kourosh Sehati, a journalist and human rights activist, describes his multiple arrests between 2000 and 2004 and his experience ... Watch video

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: 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

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

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