Press Statements

Human Rights Groups Welcome Decision of Danish Government to Stop Funding IRI Anti-Drug Enforcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Human Rights Groups Welcome the Danish Government’s Discontinuation of Funding for Counter-Narcotics Operations in the Islamic Republic of Iran  (10 April 2013) – Iran ... Read more

Mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Iran is Renewed for Third Year

March 24, 2013 (GENEVA, NEW HAVEN) – The Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC) is pleased to note that the mandate of Dr. Ahmed Shaheed, the ... Read more

Iranian Lawyers Call on Iranian Authorities to Cease Infringements on Independence of Legal Profession in Iran

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (February 25, 2013) – On the occasion of Defense Lawyers’ Day (February 25th) in Iran, a group of 35 Iranian defense and human ... Read more

Halt the Execution of Five Ahwazi Arabs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Fate of Five Ahwazi Arab Prisoners at Risk of Imminent Execution Unknown; International Community Should Pressure the Islamic Republic of Iran to Halt ... Read more

NGOs Call on UN Member States to Support UNGA Resolution Addressing Human Rights Abuses in Iran

November 21, 2012 Your Excellency: We, the undersigned human rights organizations and press freedom groups, write to respectfully urge your government to vote in favor of the ... Read more

Dr. Ahmed Shaheed presents report on situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran to Third Committee of General Assembly member states react

26 October 2012 --          Member states welcome Dr. Ahmed Shaheed's latest report, criticize challenges placed in his way by not being permitted to travel freely in ... Read more

UNODC and Donor Countries Should Cease Funding to Iran for Anti-Drug Trafficking Purposes Until Iran Renounces Use of Death Penalty for Drug-Related Offenses

UNODC and Donor Countries Should Cease Funding to Iran for Anti-Drug Trafficking Purposes Until Iran Renounces Use of Death Penalty for Drug-Related Offenses ... Read more

Events at Conference for Iranian Studies Demonstrate Restrictions on Academic Freedom in Iran

2 August 2012 (New Haven, USA; with reporting from Istanbul, Turkey) -- The ninth biennial conference of the International Society of Iranian Studies (ISIS) began today ... Read more

Statement Against the Execution of Four Ahwazi Arabs and the Death Penalty in Iran

(2 July 2012) Concurrent with the execution of four Iranians in Saudi Arabia, and despite warnings by human rights activists and institutions, four Ahwazi Arab ... Read more

Joint Statement on the Right to Education and Academic Freedom in Iran

May 2012 Abdorrahman Boroumand Foundation  *  Amnesty International  *  Arseh Sevom  ARTICLE 19  *  Bahá'í International Community  *  Committee of Human Rights Reporters  *  Cairo Institute ... Read more

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