Free Speech

Witness Statement: Saye Sky

Saye Sky: A lesbian rap musician describes the persecution she suffered that forced her to flee Iran and seek refuge in Turkey.   Full Name: Saye Sky ... Read more

Witness Statement: Mahmoud Roghani

In this witness statement, Mahmoud Roghani describes his imprisonment in Iran from 1983 to 1989. Roghani was a member of the Tudeh Party, a leftist ... Read more

Witness Statement: Shahrara

Shahrara was convicted for her political activities in 1983 when she was sixteen years old. She was not released from imprisonment after completing her sentence ... Read more

Witness Testimony: Kianoosh Sanjari

You Must be Silent. Kianoosh Sanjari, an Iranian journalist and a human rights activist, testifies about his ten arrests, his mistreatments in Iran's prisons, and ... 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

Impunity in Iran: The Death of Photojournalist Zahra Kazemi

This report explores the ways in which the 2003 death of Iranian - Canadian photo journalist Zahra ( Ziba ) Kazemi illustrates chronic, systemic problems ... Read more

IHRDC Releases Report: Forced Confessions: Targeting Iran's Cyber-Journalists

PRESS RELEASE Iran Human Rights Documentation Center Releases Witness Statements by Bloggers and Cyber-Journalists FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 14, 2009 NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT - The Iran ... Read more

Hayat-e Now Newspaper was banned

Hayate Now Newspaper which its owner is Hadi Khamenei, leader's brother was banned on Monday. ... Read more

Iran Human Rights Documentation Center Condemns the Convictions of Shiva Nazar Ahari and Hossein Derakhshan

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 28, 2010 NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT - The Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC) condemns the heavy and disproportionate prison ... Read more

Opposition Iranian film-maker resurfaces in Germany

Daryush Shokouf was expected in Paris on May 24 but was last seen at a rail station in the western city of Cologne, the National Council of Resistance of Iran opposition group had reported. He was found late Saturday in Cologne, a spokesman for the city's public prosecutor, Guenther Feld, told AFP. The local daily Koelner Stadt-Anzeiger reported that the 55-year-old director was found by three youths on the banks of the Rhine, physically weakened and saying he had been kidnapped. ... Read more

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