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.
- Rights Disregarded: Prisons in the Islamic Republic of Iran
- Witness Statement of Siamak Ghaderi: Accounts from a Journalist in Evin Prison
- Letter from Political Prisoners Held in Gohardasht, Evin and Orumiyeh Prisons to the UN Special Rapporteur Ahmed Shaheed Regarding the Death Sentence of Saman Nasim
- Hunger Strike of 27 Kurdish Political Prisoners in Orumiyeh Central Prison
- Witness Statement of Hasan Yousefi Eshkevari
- Confirmation of Prison Sentence for Bahá'í Youth in Shiraz
- Witness Statement of Hamid Nasseri Basati
- Arrest and Release of Mohsen Shoja’
- New Reports of Difficult Conditions for Sunni Prisoners in Rajaee Shahr Prison
- Mostafa Rahmani: A Witness to Non-Political Prison Wards in Iran