Confirmation of Prison Sentence for Bahá'í Youth in Shiraz

Photo Credit: HRANA (October 2, 2014) – Amid harsh reprisals against religious minorities and individuals deviating from the Shi’a orthodoxy espoused by the authorities in the ... Read more

IHRDC's Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review

On March 15, 2014, the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC) submitted an analysis of the new Islamic Penal Code of the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) to the UN Universal Periodic Review. ... Read more

Special Rapporteur's March 2014 report on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran to the UN Human Rights Council's 25th session. ... Read more

In Need of Moral Leadership for the Rights of Bahá’ís in Iran

Originally published at: by Reza Akhlaghi  |  on September 23rd, 2013     Ataollah Rezvani   Editor’s Note: Gissou Nia is Executive Director of the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center. Prior to her ... Read more

Ayatollah Masumi Tehrani Speaks Out against the Violation of the Human Rights of Iran’s Bahá’í Community

(September 4, 2013) – A number of Bahá’í activists met with Ayatollah Abdolhamid Masumi Tehrani, a dissident Shia cleric, in his office yesterday following the ... Read more

The Fifth Anniversary of the Incarceration of Seven Baha’i Leaders in Iran

Originally published at:  To commemorate the fifth anniversary of the imprisonment of seven Baha’i Leaders in Iran, on Monday, May 6, the U.S. Bahá’í Office of ... Read more

Infant Sons of Two Bahá'í Mothers Imprisoned in Semnan Facing Medical Complications

(3 January 2013) – The infants of two Bahá'í mothers imprisoned in Semnan in Iran have been transferred to hospital due to serious health issues. ... Read more

Truth and Reconciliation: A Conversation Between a Baha'i Survivor of Human Rights Abuses and a Former Member of the Hojjatieh Association

(November 29, 2012) - In this video, filmed on October 27, 2012 in The Hague, the Netherlands, IHRDC captured a conversation of truth and reconciliation between Ruhi Jahanpour – a Bahá’í who was imprisoned for her beliefs in the Islamic Republic of Iran during the 1980s – and Abbas Mazaheri – a former member of the Hojjatieh Association, which Mazaheri admits perpetrated serious human rights abuses against Iran’s Bahá’í community. ... Watch video

Dr. Ahmed Shaheed presents report on situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran to Third Committee of General Assembly member states react

26 October 2012 --          Member states welcome Dr. Ahmed Shaheed's latest report, criticize challenges placed in his way by not being permitted to travel freely in ... Read more

All you need to know: a quick breakdown of findings from Dr. Ahmed Shaheed’s UN report (October 2012)

(16 October 2012) -- Dr. Ahmed Shaheed, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran, has just released his latest report to the United Nations General Assembly. Read the 23 page report and IHRDC’s quick breakdown of the report’s highlights here: ... Read more

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