Imprisonment

Severe Beating and Transfer of Kurdish Prisoner Mostafa Salimi to Solitary Cell

(8 March 2012) -- The Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC) has received reports that on Monday, March 5, Mostafa Salimi—a Kurdish political prisoner sentenced ... Read more

2012 International Women's Day Message from Fatemeh Goftari

(8 March 2012) Fatemeh Goftari - a Kurdish mother and activist -- is a former political prisoner who was jailed in 2002 and 2008 for her women's rights activism. Watch video

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran 3/6/2012

A/HRC/19/66 Human Rights Council Nineteenth session Agenda item 4 Human rights situations that require the Council’s attention Summary The present report, the first to be submitted to the Human Rights Council, ... Read more

Update: Return of seven Kurdish political prisoners to Orumieh’s central prison

(21 February 2012) – Last week, the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center received reports that on Tuesday, February 14 seven Kurdish political prisoners were transferred ... Read more

Saeed Malekpour: A Canadian on Iran’s death row

By Olivia Ward Foreign Affairs Reporter Evin Prison Ward 350 The pain bores through the night like a red hot needle: a torturer’s tool embedded in the body and ... Read more

Kurdish political prisoners transferred from Orumieh prison to an unknown location

Kurdish political prisoners were transferred from Orumieh prison to an undisclosed location, families report ... Read more

The mental health of Reza Malek, Ayub Ghanbarpourian, and other political prisoners jailed in Evin prison is in peril

By Firooze Ramezanzadeh, special to IHRDC’s Inside Iran (8 February 2012) – According to the latest reports received from Evin prison in Tehran, the mental health ... Read more

Continued detention of six Kurdish political prisoners in solitary confinement in Orumieh central prison in Iran

(20 December 2011) – The families of six Kurdish political prisoners held in solitary confinement at Orumieh central prison still have no information about the ... Read more

Transfer of six political prisoners to solitary confinement in the central prison of Orumieh

(12 December 2011) On the evening of Monday, December 5, 2011, prison guards attacked Ward 12, the ward that houses political prisoners, of the central ... Read more

Siamak Pourzand: A Case Study of Flagrant Human Rights Violations

Description of Pourzand's arrest and imprisonment ... Read more

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