Right to Protest

Video Witness Statement of Ahmad Batebi

Ahmad Batebi is one of the most famous Iranian political prisoners of the post-revolutionary era. Batebi, a student activist at the time, was jailed for ... 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

IHRDC makes oral submissions in Zahra Kazemi case

IHRDC makes oral submissions in case involving murder of Iranian-Canadian photojournalist; result could open door for redress for other victims and survivors of torture ... 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

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

Deadly Fatwa: Iran's 1988 Prison Massacre

This report documents and analyzes the Iranian government’s massacre of political prisoners in 1988. Pursuant to a fatwa issued by then-Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khomeini, the ... Read more

Witness Statement: Fariborz Baghai

In this witness statement, Fariborz Baghai, a Tudeh Party leader, describes his imprisonment from 1981 to 1993 and in particular his experience during the summer ... Read more

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 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

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