LGBT

Witness Statement of Mahan

In this witness statement, Mahan, a gay Iranian, describes his arrest, detention and sentencing after he was arrested at a party attended by LGBT individuals in Shiraz. ... Read more

Witness Statement of Akan

In this witness statement, Akan, a transgender Iranian who was routinely physically abused by his father, discusses the difficulties he faced as a transgender person living in Iran. ... Read more

Witness Statement of Shiva: An Iranian Transsexual

(November 19, 2013) - In this witness statement, Shiva describes the abuse she was subjected to as a male to female transsexual in Tabriz, including lashings and custodial rape. She also discusses her sex reassignment process during her time in Iran. ... Read more

Witness Statement of Ehsan

(September 30, 2013) – In this witness statement, Ehsan—a homosexual Iranian—describes how the authorities discovered his sexual orientation after he was arrested at a Green Movement protest in 2011, despite merely being a bystander, and brought in for interrogation. Fearing severe consequences, Ehsan fled Iran before his trial. ... Read more

Witness Statement of Farshid

In this witness statement, Farshid—a gay Iranian man—discusses his arrest and subsequent rape by the Iranian authorities, and his expulsion from university on account of his homosexual orientation. ... Read more

In memory of Marjan Ahouraee: an Iranian transsexual refugee

(April 9, 2013) -- According to reports from UNHCR (the UN Refugee Agency) the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) ranks third out of countries with the highest number ... Watch video

Witness Statement of Hamed, an Iranian homosexual

(March 12, 2013) -- In this witness statement, Hamed--a homosexual Iranian man--discusses his activities with the LGBT community inside Iran, the government's treatment of members of the LGBT minority and society's views towards LGBTs. ... Watch video

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

All you need to know: A Quick Breakdown of Findings from Dr. Ahmed Shaheed’s Latest Report to the UN Human Rights Council (February 2013)

(March 1, 2013) -- Dr. Ahmed Shaheed, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran, has just released his ... Read more

Witness Testimony of Maryam Ahmadi

(February 5, 2013) - The life of a lesbian in Iran: Despite the claims of Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to the contrary, individuals with homosexual sexual orientation do live in the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI). ... Watch video

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