Witness Testimony

Witness Statement of Sara

Sara, a university professor in Iran, describes limitations on academic freedom on students and professors in Iran and her own termination in 2006 from her teaching post at a university. ... Read more

Witness Statement of Soma Kamangar

In this IHRDC witness statement, Soma Kamangar – the daughter of former Komala party leader Sedigh Kamangar – recounts her imprisonment at the age of 3 in a Tehran jail and her banishment to the city of Yazd as a child. ... Read more

Witness Statement of Kajal Sheikhmohammadi

In this witness statement, Kajal Sheikhmohammadi details the roughly five months she spent in detention while wounded and her subsequent interactions with the judge in her case. ... Read more

Witness Statement of Amir Ahmadi

Amir Ahmadi, a Komala member, gives a detailed account of the conditions during his nearly two-and-a-half years in the Intelligence Ministry's Sanandaj detention center and Sanandaj Central Prison. ... Read more

Witness Statement of Mala’ekeh Alamhooli

Mala'ekeh Alamhooli shares the story of her niece, Shirin Alamhooli, who was arrested in April 2008, charged with complicity in a bombing, tortured, imprisoned, and ultimately executed in May 2009. ... Read more

Witness Statement of Kaveh Tahmasebi

The environmental activism of Kaveh Tahmasebi gave rise to three separate prosecutions and 22 months' imprisonment. He was questioned by the same interrogator as Yaser Goli—a Kurdish student activist. ... Read more

Witness Statement of Sherko Jahani Asl

Sherko Jahani Asl provides a detailed account of his three periods of imprisonment for writing allegedly subversive fiction, a blasphemy charge, and human rights activism. ... Read more

Witness Statement of Nasser Golparipour

Nasser Golparipour, a former IRGC member and the father of Kurdish Iranian death row prisoner Habibollah Golparipour, discusses his son's case. ... Read more

Witness Statement of Fatemeh Goftari

Along with her own experiences in detention, Fatemeh Goftari, Yaser Goli's mother, sheds light on the arrest, detention and subsequent escape of her husband and sons from Iran. ... Read more

Witness Statement of Lotfollah Lotfollahpour

During the most recent of Lotfollah Lotfollahpour's arrests by the Islamic Republic, Kurdish political prisoner Ehsan Fattahian, who was executed in November 2009, was also arrested. ... Read more

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