Freedom of Conscience

UN Secretary General’s February 2015 Report on the Situation of Human Rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran

A/HRC/28/26 Distr.: General 20 February 2014 Original: English Human Rights Council Twenty-eighth session Agenda item 2Annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human ... Read more

Apostasy in the Islamic Republic of Iran

(July 30, 2014) – IHRDC’s latest 50-page report, Apostasy in the Islamic Republic of Iran, details the jurisprudential as well as the legal context in which apostasy cases are prosecuted in the Islamic Republic of Iran. The report takes an in-depth look at a number of apostasy cases involving a diverse range of defendants, and provides an account of the legal and religious issues raised in each case. ... Read more

Finally: Movement?/The Desperate Fear to not be Muslim

First article (on the left) is about Rushdie's visit to Bonn, Germany Second Article Rushdie talks about religions, minorities and others ... Read more

Siamak Pourzand: A Case Study of Flagrant Human Rights Violations

Description of Pourzand's arrest and imprisonment ... Read more

The IHRDC Is Concerned About Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 27, 2011 NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT – The Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC) is very disturbed by the June 12 ruling ... Read more

Witness Testimony: Morad Mohktari

What is My Crime? Morad Mokhtari, a convert from Islam to Christianity, testifies about the persecution he suffered in Iran after he converted in 1988. ... Watch video

Witness Statement: Soraya

“Soraya” is a young mother of two who converted to Christianity more than a decade ago. In her witness statement, she describes how she ran ... Read more

Crimes Against Humanity: The Islamic Republic’s Attacks on the Bahá’ís

This report complements two earlier publications, A Faith Denied The Persecution of the Bahá’ís of Iran (2006) and Community Under Siege: The Ordeal of the ... Read more

Community Under Siege: The Ordeal of the Baha’is of Shiraz

The sentencing of twenty-two members of the Baha'i community of Shiraz to death for refusing to recant their faith in 1983 resulted in the largest ... Read more

A Faith Denied: The Persecution of the Baha'is of Iran

This report explores how Baha'i religious practice has effectively been criminalized inside Iran. Baha’is are subjected to a level of social exclusion and harassment in ... Read more

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