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.
- UNLOCK IRAN: NEW DIGITAL PLATFORM TO RAISE AWARENESS OF HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS IN IRAN
- American Pastor Saeed Abedini Profiled in Innovative Art Project in Front of UN
- Unlock Iran’ Prisoners Displayed at Tompkins Square Park
- Activists Display Faces of Iranian Prisoners in Tompkins Square Park
- Protest Installation to Document Prisoners in Iran
- Street art protest at UN for Iranian prisoners
- Portraits of 13 Iranian “prisoners of rights” outside of the UN
- Unlock Iran
- Witness Statement of Gholamreza Gholamhosseini: A labor union activist
- IHRDC takes action in the case of Zahra Kazemi before the Supreme Court of Canada