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Witness Statement: Shadi Sadr

A first-hand witness account from prominent human rights activist and criminal defense attorney Shadi Sadr.   Name: Shadi Sadr Place of Birth: Tehran, Iran Date of Birth: 1974 Occupation: Human ... Read more

Witness Statement: Tania Ahmadi Kaliji

Ahmadi Kaliji is a web blogger, and a vocal and outspoken critic of Iran’s death penalty. Her articles criticizing the stoning of women attracted the ... 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: 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

Mockery of Justice: The Framing of Siamak Pourzand

Mr. Siamak Pourzand, a journalist in his 70s, was abducted in November 2001 by IRI officials, held in a series of secret detention facilities, and ... 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

Covert Terror: Iran’s Parallel Intelligence Apparatus

This report, together with the report Mockery of Justice: the Framing of Siamak Pourzand (2008), present a comprehensive picture of the clandestine and brutal activities ... Read more

A Legal Analysis on Violation of Rights in the Post-Election Events

In this legal commentary, Shadi Sadr, the prominent Iranian lawyer and women's rights activist, examines the unlawful crackdown on dissent following Iran’s June 12, 2009 ... Read more

Witness Testimony: Hassan Zarezadeh Ardeshir

Kidnapped by State: Hassan Zarezadeh Ardeshir, a human rights activist and journalist, and former spokesperson for the United Student Front, describes his multiple arrests and ... Watch video

A Look at Criminal Procedure in Iran

A commentary on the criminal justice system by Iranian criminal defense attorney Behnam Daraeizadeh. ... Read more

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