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Iranian journalists arrested in raids

Experts and journalists have suggested the crackdown is an indication of political infighting and fear of foreign influence and infiltration ... Read more

Hell on Earth: Inside Iran's brutal Evin prison

By Perry ChiaramontePublished January 28, 2013 It is known as Evin University, but it's no school -- it is one of the world's most ... Read more

Creating an Official Record

(24 January 2013) - Sima Sahar Zerehi – Documenting doesn’t always come naturally to us; we’re more of a handshake-to-seal-the-deal community. Oftentimes our recent history is told ... Read more

IHRDC featured in Reuters report on sale of spy gear to Iran

Special Report: How foreign firms tried to sell spy gear to Iran By Steve Stecklow LONDON | Wed Dec 5, 2012 1:24pm EST (Reuters) - In the ... Read more

Perspective from IHRDC co-founder Payam Akhavan on UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's visit to the NAM conference in Tehran.

Tehran, Opposition Jostle for U.N. Chief's Ear By FARNAZ FASSIHI BEIRUT-The Islamic Republic of Iran and its various opposition group are competing to capitalize on ... Read more

Don't Mistake Iran's Brutality For Strength

It cannot be denied that hatred and violence are fundamental characteristics of political power in contemporary Iran. The highest per-capita rate of executions in the world, public hangings, ... Read more

International call to stop assaults on academic freedom

In this University World News piece, IHRDC Executive Director Gissou Nia comments on what action should be taken by the international community to support academic freedom in Iran. ... Read more

Iran’s Calculus of Terror

Opinion Editorial in Canada’s The Globe and Mail by IHRDC Co-Founder and Board Member Payam Akhavan and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Shirin Ebadi. ... Read more

TV Globo interview with IHRDC Co-Founder Payam Akhavan

Payam Akhavan, IHRDC co-founder and board member, speaks with Brazil's TV Globo about President Ahmadinejad's overtures to Brazil and Iran's poor human rights record.   ... Watch video

Time for Brazilian solidarity with the people of Iran

(29 May 2012) -- Opinion Editorial from IHRDC Founder Payam Akhavan in Brazilian Newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo ... Read more

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