Torture

IHRDC takes action in the case of Zahra Kazemi before the Supreme Court of Canada

(December 10, 2013) – As part of its ongoing effort to combat impunity in the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI), the Iran Human Rights Documentation ... Read more

Witness Statement of Foad Sojoodi Farimani

(July 30, 2013) - In this witness statement, Foad Sojoodi Farimani – a former PhD student at Amir-Kabir Industrial University in Tehran who was barred from study – discusses how his activity on social media networks resulted in his arrest and imprisonment in Evin prison. ... Read more

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

We’ll Make You Regret Everything” – New Evidence of Torture in Iran

This report is a comprehensive look at what has happened to 50 victims of torture in Iran. Focusing on the lead-up and the aftermath of ... Read more

Special Rapporteur's February 2013 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 22nd session. ... Read more

Witness Testimony: Behrouz Javid Tehrani

(January 8, 2013) - The Cost of Not Staying Silent: Behrouz Javid Tehrani, an Iranian journalist and former student activist, describes the conditions and experiences of his imprisonment in Iranian jails between 1999 and 2011. In particular, he discusses the treatment he and others endured at Rajaee Shahr prison -- where he spent the majority of his more than 11 years long imprisonment. ... Watch video

Ahwazi Arab political activist Jamil Sowaidi reportedly tortured to death in custody

Reports indicate Ahwazi Arab political activist Jamil Sowaidi tortured to death in custody; if confirmed, Sowaidi’s death adds to body count of those tortured to death in custody in recent weeks, including death of Green Movement blogger Sattar Beheshti ... Read more

All you need to know: a quick breakdown of findings from Dr. Ahmed Shaheed’s UN report (October 2012)

(16 October 2012) -- Dr. Ahmed Shaheed, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran, has just released his latest report to the United Nations General Assembly. Read the 23 page report and IHRDC’s quick breakdown of the report’s highlights here: ... Read more

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran - 13 September 2012

Special Rapporteur's third report on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran was presented to the UNGA Third Committee on 13 September 2012. ... Read more

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran - 3-20-2012

  A/HRC/19/82 Distr.: General 20 March 2012 Original: English Human Rights Council Nineteenth session Agenda item 2 Annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and reports of the Office ... Read more

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