Political Freedom

Witness Statement of Ahmad Hamid

In this witness statement, Ahmad Hamid, an Ahwazi Arab attorney who served as counsel to defendants in cases related to the April 2005 protests in Ahvaz and the 2005-06 bombings in the same city, discusses the violations of due process that characterized the cases and goes on to share his general experiences as a lawyer in Khuzestan Province. ... Read more

The Problem of Political Crimes in Iranian Law

This article examines the concept of political crimes in the legal framework of Iran. While the Iranian Constitution provides special procedural safeguards for those charged with such crimes, i.e. public hearing in the presence of a jury, secondary laws of Iran provide no definition for such crimes. ... Read more

Violent Aftermath: The 2009 Election and Suppression of Dissent in Iran

This preliminary report documents and analyzes the regime’s brutal suppression of dissent after the June 12, 2009 presidential elections. Hours before the incumbent, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, ... Read more

Memorandum on Election Law

This is a memorandum on “free and fair” election standards to determine whether the events surrounding the election in Iran on 12 June 2009 were ... Read more


A german tribunal finds several accomplices guilty of the assassination of opposition leaders in Berlin. Most of the victims were the leaders of the Democratic Kurdish Party of Iran. The Tribunal held the head of the Islamic Republic of Iran's governmetn responsible for authoring the assassination. ... Read more

Silencing the Women's Rights Movement in Iran

This report examines the Islamic Republic’s attempt to dismantle the women’s rights movement leading up to and following the June 12, 2009 presidential election. Members ... Read more

IHRDC Urges Iran to Release Opposition Leaders

March 1, 2011 NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT – The Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC) is concerned about the safety of opposition leaders Mir Hussain Mousavi, his ... Read more

Speaking For The Dead: Survivor Accounts of Iran's 1988 Massacre

This report is a collection of witness statements documenting the experiences of five female prisoners in connection with the Islamic Republic of Iran’s summary execution ... Read more

Ctrl+Alt+Delete: Iran's Response to the Internet

This report documents Iran's response to the rise of the Internet as a form of mass media. This response includes the use of existing laws ... Read more

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