Press Statements

IHRDC Condemns Ongoing Abuses in Advance of Iran’s Universal Periodic Review

(October 9, 2014) – Yesterday, on October 8, 2014, the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC) presented a statement at a pre-session in Geneva, Switzerland ... Read more

Joint Letter from 26 Human Rights Organizations to President Rouhani Encouraging Compliance with UN Special Procedures

September 24, 2014 To: Dr. Hassan Rouhani President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Tehran CC: Ayatollah Ali Hosseini Khamenei, Supreme Leader; Ayatollah Sadegh Larijani, Head of the Judiciary; Mohammad Javad Zarif, ... Read more

Iranian Prisoner of Conscience calls on the Iranian authorities to allow civil society to participate in upcoming UN Human Rights Council Review

In an open letter written from Ward 350 of Evin Prison, prisoner of conscience Hassan Asadi Zeidabadi—a 28 year-old human rights activist in jail since ... Read more

The Iran Human Rights Documentation Center Welcomes Rod Sanjabi as Executive Director

July 14, 2014  NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Rod Sanjabi as its new ... Read more

Iran: Halt Execution of 33 Sunnis

For Immediate ReleaseIran: Halt Execution of 33 SunnisAccounts of Cases Raise Fair Trial Concerns(June 12, 2014) — The Iranian authorities should quash the death sentences ... Read more

IHRDC makes oral submissions in Zahra Kazemi case

IHRDC makes oral submissions in case involving murder of Iranian-Canadian photojournalist; result could open door for redress for other victims and survivors of torture ... Read more

Coverage of Unlock Iran on HuffPostLive, NPR and more…

(April 9, 2014) – Now in its second month of launch, UNLOCK IRAN, an initiative started by the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC) to ... Read more

Joint Letter from 27 NGOs to UN Human Rights Council

(March 12, 2014) - NGOs call on UN member states to support resolution to renew the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Iran. ... Read more


Innovative Technology Connects Facebook Users to Iranian “Prisoners of Rights” ... Read more

IRI Executes Two Ahwazi Arab Men

For Immediate Release January 31, 2014 (New Haven, USA) – The Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC) has learned further details concerning the executions of two Ahwazi ... Read more

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