Press Statements

Abbas Amir-Entezam, One of Iran’s Most Prominent Political Prisoners, Dies at the Age of 86

    July 12, 2018 Abbas Amir-Entezam, one of the country’s most prominent political prisoners, died today in Tehran at the age of 86. Amir-Entezam, who served as ... Read more

Iran Human Rights Documentation Center Granted Consultative Status at ECOSOC

          April 18, 2018   Yesterday the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) voted to grant consultative status to the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC). Having consultative ... Read more

Iran to be represented by a major human rights violator at the top UN human rights body

  27 February 2018    Impact Iran and its member organizations are appalled by the Iranian government’s decision to select Minister of Justice Seyyed Alireza Avaei as its ... Read more

Eleven Human Rights Organizations Urge Rouhani Not to Reappoint Pourmohammadi as Minister of Justice

    Dr. Hassan Rouhani President Islamic Republic of Iran   Your Excellency:   On May 19, 2017 Iranian voters elected you to a second term as president of the Islamic Republic of ... Read more

Statement From 34 Human Rights NGOs to UN Human Rights Council

March 16, 2016 To: Member States of the UN Human Rights Council Your Excellency, We, the undersigned human rights and civil society groups, write to you to call ... Read more

Joint Letter from Twelve International Human Rights Organizations: End the Death Penalty for Drug Offenses

                    Dear member states and observers,    The UN Human Rights Council will hold on 28 September a panel discussion on the impact of the world drug problem ... Read more

The Iran Human Rights Documentation Center Welcomes Sareta Ashraph as Chair of its Board of Directors

      September 15, 2015   (NEW HAVEN) – Sareta Ashraph has been elected the new Chair of the Board of Directors of the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center ... Read more

Eleven Human Rights Organizations Condemn the Destruction of Sunni Place of Worship in Tehran

Eleven human rights organizations have condemned the destruction of a Sunni place of worship in Tehran in a statement and called on international organizations and Ahmed Shaheed, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI), to react to these actions by the Iranian government. ... Read more

Nuclear agreement shows the power of international law and diplomatic engagement

Human rights should be addressed with the same dedication ... Read more

Iran Should Heed the UN and End Illegal House Arrest of Opposition Leaders

On four-year anniversary of house arrest, human rights groups call on international community to speak out The Iranian government should release opposition leaders Mir Hossein Mousavi, ... Read more

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