Punishment

Witness Statement: Arash Sigarchi

Arash Sigarchi, a journalist and blogger, was arrested in 2004 for his allegedly illegal blogging activities. In this witness statement, he describes his mistreatment and ... Read more

Witness Statement: Mohsen Sazegara

Mohsen Sazegara is a political analyst, writer and a founder of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps who later supported Iranian student demands for reform. In ... 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

Forced Confessions: Targeting Iran's Cyber-Journalists

This publication is a compilation of witness statements by three Iranian bloggers and cyber-journalists who were arrested and detained by the Iranian government in 2004 ... Read more

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

Iran Human Rights Documentation Center Calls on Iran to Release Women’s Rights Activist Shiva Nazar Ahari

PRESS RELEASE   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 30, 2010 NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT - The Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC) calls on Iran to release ... Read more

Witness Testimony: Parviz Dastmalchi

Murder at Mykonos: Parviz Dastmalchi, a human rights activist and expert on Iran’s political system, survived the 1992 assassination of Iranian-Kurdish opposition leaders by Iranian ... Watch video

Witness Statement: Matin Yar

Matin Yar, a young homosexual man from Iran, describes the torture and rape he was subjected to in Iranian prison. A fear of execution on ... Read more

Iran Human Rights Documentation Center Calls for the Unconditional Release of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 4, 2010 NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT - The Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC) condemns the continued unwarranted detention of ... Read more

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