Death Penalty

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

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran - 3-20-2012

  A/HRC/19/82 Distr.: General 20 March 2012 Original: English Human Rights Council Nineteenth session Agenda item 2 Annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and reports of the Office ... Read more

Infographic of the number of executions in Iran in 2012

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

Saeed Malekpour: A Canadian on Iran’s death row

By Olivia Ward Foreign Affairs Reporter Evin Prison Ward 350 The pain bores through the night like a red hot needle: a torturer’s tool embedded in the body and ... Read more

IHRDC Chart of Executions by the Islamic Republic of Iran - 2012

This chart documents executions of people by the Islamic Republic of Iran beginning in January 2012. The official announcements are noted but, as the Iranian government does not announce many executions, it is difficult to know the exact number. ... Read more

Iran: Mandatory death Sentence for possession of drugs

amnesty international INTERNATIONAL SECRETARIAT I Easton Street London WCIX United Kingdom . EXTERNAL (for gener-a1 distribution)23 November 1989Further information on UA 08/89 (MDE 13/02/89, 11 January) and ... Read more

IHRDC Chart of Executions by the Islamic Republic of Iran - 2011

This chart documents executions of people by the Islamic Republic of Iran beginning in December 2010. The official announcements are noted but, as the Iranian government does not announce many executions, it is difficult to know the exact number. ... 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

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