Death Penalty

UN Secretary General’s February 2015 Report on the Situation of Human Rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran

A/HRC/28/26 Distr.: General 20 February 2014 Original: English Human Rights Council Twenty-eighth session Agenda item 2Annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human ... Read more

Letter from Political Prisoners Held in Gohardasht, Evin and Orumiyeh Prisons to the UN Special Rapporteur Ahmed Shaheed Regarding the Death Sentence of Saman Nasim

Saman Nasim during his televised confession in 2011 (Photo credit: HRANA) (February 17, 2015) – Last Friday, twenty Iranian political prisoners detained in three separate prisons ... Read more

Chronicle of an Execution: The Case of Mohsen Amir Aslani

In September of 2014, Iran carried out the death sentence of a man who had allegedly attracted a small following with unorthodox religious teachings. But when Mohsen Amir Aslani was executed after over eight years in prison, conflicting reports emerged as to the nature of his alleged crimes. ... Read more

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

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