Torture

A Tour of Ward 2A of Evin Prison

Ward 2A of Evin Prison is under the control of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). The ward is primarily used to hold political prisoners in pretrial detention. Reports from former detainees describe widespread and institutionalized torture in the ward. In this short film, two former inmates in the ward share their experiences. Watch video

Protests against Acid Attacks on Women in Isfahan

(October 22, 2014) -- Following several acid attacks targeting women in Isfahan, which has caused panic in Iran’s third largest city, today a large demonstration ... Read more

English Translation of Regulatory Code on Sentences of Qisas, Stoning, Crucifixion, Execution, and Flogging

The first complete English translation of the Regulatory Code on Sentences of Qisas, Stoning, Crucifixion, Execution, and Flogging, which sets out the conditions and protocols for the implementation of corporal and capital punishment in the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI), is now available. ... Read more

Witness Statement of Gelawij Heidari

In this witness statement, Gelawij Heidari—a Kurdish homemaker from Paveh—recounts the Iranian central government’s military attack on the Kurdish region in August 1979 and the state violence that followed, including the execution of her husband on the orders of Ayatollah Sadegh Khalkhali, who was the head of the Islamic Revolutionary Court at the time. She also recalls her own arrest, imprisonment and torture, alongside her youngest daughter, as well as the imprisonment and death of her father and siblings. ... Read more

Witness Statement of Farhad Sarhangi

In this witness statement, Farhad Sarhangi—a former Kurdish peshmerga—recalls his numerous arrests and imprisonments in Iran in the early 1980s. He also details the Iranian state’s execution of his younger sister Masoumeh, a juvenile at the time, on alleged political grounds. ... Read more

Letter of Abbas-Ali Alizadeh to the Head of the Majlis

Alizadeh’s letter to the head of the Majlis (the Islamic Consultative Assembly) dated 2/24/82. Any action or speech can constitute a crime and be eligible for criminal prosecution; these crimes may now be resigned by writing. Abbas-Ali Alizadeh in his letter addressed to the head of the Islamic Consultative Assembly (Majlis) reports received Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA) Chief Justice of Tehran's letter - addressed to Mr. Hojjatoleslam Mehdi Karroubi, President of the Majlis. ... Read more

English Translation of Books I & II of the New Islamic Penal Code

(April 8, 2014) – The Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC) is pleased to release the first-ever comprehensive English translation of Book One and Book Two of the new Islamic Penal Code (IPC) of 2013 of the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI). ... Read more

IHRDC's Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review

On March 15, 2014, the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC) submitted an analysis of the new Islamic Penal Code of the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) to the UN Universal Periodic Review. ... Read more

Special Rapporteur's March 2014 report on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran to the UN Human Rights Council's 25th session. ... Read more

UN Secretary General on the situation of human rights in Iran - 11 March 2014

A/HRC/25/75 Distr.: General 11 March 2014 Original: English Human Rights Council Twenty-fifth session Agenda item 4 Human rights situations that require the Council’s attention Summary The present report ... Read more

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