Death Penalty

Iran's death penalty stays off global agenda

Originally posted at: At least 320 people are said to have been executed in Iran this year. Drawn from official and unofficial sources, the figures ... Read more

English Translation of Books I & II of the New Islamic Penal Code

(April 8, 2014) – The Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC) is pleased to release the first-ever comprehensive English translation of Book One and Book Two of the new Islamic Penal Code (IPC) of 2013 of the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI). ... 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

Joint Letter from 27 NGOs to UN Human Rights Council

(March 12, 2014) - NGOs call on UN member states to support resolution to renew the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Iran. ... Read more

Infographic of the number of executions in Iran in 2013

The Islamic Republic of Iran continues to execute people at an alarmingly high rate including those convicted for drug trafficking, a crime that does not ... 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


Introduction: The fifth annual report of Iran Human Rights (IHR) on the death penalty in Iran is an assessment of how the death penalty was used ... Read more

Death Sentences for Five Ahwazi Arabs Upheld by Iran’s Supreme Court

(11 January 2013) – Branch 32 of the Supreme Court of the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) has upheld the death sentences of five Ahwazi ... Read more

Witness Statement of Mahnaz Parakand

Name: Mahnaz Parakand Date of Birth: 1959 Place of Birth: Tehran, Iran Occupation:  Lawyer       Interviewing Organization: Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC) Date of Interview:  June ... Read more

Joint Statement on International Day Against the Death Penalty

We, the undersigned organizations, strongly oppose the continuing use of the death penalty in the Islamic Republic of Iran. We are concerned that Iran’s radical policies, which allegedly aim to eradicate drug-trafficking and result in the execution of several hundred prisoners every year, are supported in part by international funding. ... Read more

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