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.
- IHRDC takes action in the case of Zahra Kazemi before the Supreme Court of Canada
- Denied Identity: Human Rights Abuses Against Iran's LGBT Community
- Witness Statement of Mehdi Nozar
- Witness Statement of Zaynab Bayazidi
- Jailed in Iran: The Story of ex-Marine Amir Hekmati
- IHRDC Welcomes the Release of Political Prisoners in the Islamic Republic of Iran
- Witness Statement of Alireza Kiani
- Witness Statement of Foad Sojoodi Farimani
- Who is Mostafa Pourmohammadi? A profile of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s pick for Minister of Justice
- Witness Testimony of Habib Farahzadi: a student activist and law graduate