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Amendments to the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Code of Criminal Procedure -- Part 1

On June 22, 2015, a new Code of Criminal Procedure (CCP) went into effect in the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI). While the original draft of this code, which was passed in February 2014, was considered a relatively positive development, last-minute amendments before the law was about to be implemented have raised serious concerns of further deterioration of the state of the rights of defendants in Iranian courts. ... 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

The IHRDC Is Concerned About Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 27, 2011 NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT – The Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC) is very disturbed by the June 12 ruling ... 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

Fourth Indictment

Fourth Session of Court Proceedings of a Group of Accused in the Velvet Coup Complete Text of the General Indictment of a Group of ... Read more

Third Indictment

25 Mordad 1388 [15 August 2009] Third hearing session for investigating the charges of the accused of the velvet coup case-1 Complete text of public indictment of ... Read more

Second Indictment

The Complete Text of the Indictment of the Second Group of Accused in the Velvet Coup: According to the report of Fars News Agency, the following ... Read more

First Indicment

10 Mordad 1388 [1 August 2009] COMPLETE TRANSCRIPT OF THE PROSECUTOR GENERAL’S INDICTMENT OF THE ACCUSED PLOTTERS OF THE FAILED VELVET REVOLUTION Fars News Agency: On ... Read more

Kahrizak Indictment

Complete Text of the Indictment of Tehran Military Prosecutor Against 12 Persons Responsible for the Kahrizak Tragedy Date: 25/9/88 [16 December 2009] Number:… Enclosure: 4703/88 In the Name of the Almighty, ... Read more

Special Court for the Clergy: Raison d’être, Development, Structure and Function

In this legal commentary, Majid Mohammadi, a prolific scholar and expert on Iran’s system of government, examines the establishment, development and function of the Special ... Read more

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