After the Revolution of 1978-79, the Islamic Republic of Iran inherited an extensive and notorious prison infrastructure from the Pahlavi era. Extensive evidence indicates that the Ministry of Intelligence, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, and official prison authorities in the Islamic Republic make widespread use of torture, rape, and solitary confinement, and that the deprivation of basic rights and human dignity is commonplace in the Islamic Republic in contravention of its obligations under Articles 7 and 10 of the International Covenant for Civil and Political Rights.
The documents below offer a data and first hand narratives on the hardships faced by those detained in the prisons and detention centers of the Islamic Republic.
- Denied Identity: Human Rights Abuses Against Iran's LGBT Community
- Iranian Journalist Gets 50 Lashes and 2 Years in Prison for 'Propaganda'
- Life and Death: Survivor Accounts from Iran’s Kurdish Regions Post-Revolution
- Witness Statement of Ahmad Khalili
- Witness Statement of Gelawij Heidari
- Witness Statement of Farkhondeh
- Witness Statement of Hamed Saati
- Witness Statement of Farhad Sarhangi
- Faezeh Hashemi's son, Hassan Lahouti, detained at Iman Khomeini Airport
- Letter of Abbas-Ali Alizadeh to the Head of the Majlis