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Infant Sons of Two Bahá'í Mothers Imprisoned in Semnan Facing Medical Complications

(3 January 2013) – The infants of two Bahá'í mothers imprisoned in Semnan in Iran have been transferred to hospital due to serious health issues. ... Read more

Ahwazi Arab political activist Jamil Sowaidi reportedly tortured to death in custody

Reports indicate Ahwazi Arab political activist Jamil Sowaidi tortured to death in custody; if confirmed, Sowaidi’s death adds to body count of those tortured to death in custody in recent weeks, including death of Green Movement blogger Sattar Beheshti ... Read more

Arrest of Saeed Shirzad, a children’s rights activist, while aiding earthquake victims in East Azerbaijan

(23 August 2012) – According to reports obtained by the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC), Saeed Shirzad, an ethnic Kurd and children’s rights ... Read more

Resumption of torture of Ahwazi Arab political prisoners from Khalafabad (Ramshir) in Khuzestan after the imposition of death sentences

(17 August 2012) -- The Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC) has learned through informed sources in Ahwaz that five ethnic Arab political prisoners in ... Read more

Five more Ahwazi Arabs sentenced to death by the Islamic Republic of Iran

(10 July 2012) -- According to local sources, five Ahwazi Arab activists, Hashem Shabani, Mohammadali Omouri, Hadi Rashedi, Seyyed Jaber Alboshoka and Seyyed Mokhtar Alboshoka ... Read more

High bail set as condition for temporary release of imprisoned Christian convert Mehrdad Sajjadi

(3 July 2012) -- According to reports the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC) has received from sources close to imprisoned Christian convert, Mehrdad Sajjadi, ... Read more

Death of ill political prisoner in Rajaee Shahr prison

(8 June 2012) – Sources close to the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC) have provided details about the death of Kurdish political prisoner Mehdi ... Read more

Arrests of two members of the Immanuel Presbyterian church in Tehran

(11 June 2012) Update: Following the publication of this report on Friday, June 8 it has since been confirmed that Forough Dashtiani has been temporarily released from ... Read more

Ten inmates at Orumiyeh prison convicted on drug related offenses at risk of imminent execution

(30 May 2012) – According to a local source in touch with the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC), ten prisoners on death row for ... Read more

Update on the Condition of Mohammad Seddigh Kaboudvand in Evin Prison

(24 May 2012) – After weeks of receiving reports about the hunger strike taken by Kurdish political prisoner Mohammad Seddigh Kaboudvand, who is currently incarcerated ... Read more

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