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.
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- Human Rights Under Rouhani
- HRC 25 Statement of Abbas Hakimzadeh on behalf of CIVICUS
- Letter by 23 political prisoners regarding lack of due process and violation of the rights of political prisoners in Rajaee Shahr Prison
- Special Rapporteur's March 2014 report on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran
- UN Secretary General on the situation of human rights in Iran - 11 March 2014
- Your Facebook Timeline, Reimagined As An Iranian Political Prisoner's
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