Witness Testimony

Witness Statement: Arash Sigarchi

Arash Sigarchi, a journalist and blogger, was arrested in 2004 for his allegedly illegal blogging activities. In this witness statement, he describes his mistreatment and ... Read more

Witness Statement: Ali Afshari

Ali Afshari, a political analyst, human rights advocate and former leader of the student movement in Iran, describes his numerous arrests and torture he suffered ... Read more

Witness Statement: Amir Atiabi

Amir Atiabi, who was a political prisoner in Iran, narrates his experiences during the summer of the 1988 when thousands of political prisoners were summarily ... Read more

Witness Statement: Ensafali Hedayat

Ensafali Hedayat is an independent journalist who has reported extensively on human rights violations, particularly in the Iranian provinces of Ardebil, Western and Eastern Azarbaijan. ... Read more

Witness Statement: Fariba Davoodi Mohajer

Fariba Davoodi Mohajer Tehrani is a writer, journalist and prominent Iranian women’s rights activist. She was one of the founders of the One Million Signature ... Read more

Witness Statement: Kourosh Sehati

Kourosh Sehati is a human rights activist and former member of several student groups in Iran. He was expelled from university because of his political ... Read more

Witness Statement: Mohsen Sazegara

Mohsen Sazegara is a political analyst, writer and a founder of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps who later supported Iranian student demands for reform. In ... Read more

Witness Statement: Shahram Rafizadeh

Shahram Rafizadeh is a poet, investigative journalist and blogger. On September 7, 2004, Rafizadeh was arrested allegedly because of his writings for Gooya News and ... Read more

Witness Statement: Bahman Rahbari

Bahman Rahbari was arrested in 1980 in connection with an attempt by military officers to overthrow the newly installed Islamic Republic. He spent five years ... Read more

Witness Statement: Shahrara

Shahrara was convicted for her political activities in 1983 when she was sixteen years old. She was not released from imprisonment after completing her sentence ... Read more

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