Death Penalty

Iran: A Reflection on the Death Penalty and a Failed Anti-Narcotic Campaign

"In one case, the entire process -- the investigation, the issuance of the verdict, and implementation of the verdict took only 20 hours.  This case demonstrates ... Read more

The IHRDC Calls On Iran To Halt All Executions

February 11, 2011 NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT – The Islamic Republic of Iran has announced the execution of 79 individuals since January. For many years, ... Read more

Deadly Fatwa: Iran's 1988 Prison Massacre

This report documents and analyzes the Iranian government’s massacre of political prisoners in 1988. Pursuant to a fatwa issued by then-Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khomeini, the ... Read more

Speaking For The Dead: Survivor Accounts of Iran's 1988 Massacre

This report is a collection of witness statements documenting the experiences of five female prisoners in connection with the Islamic Republic of Iran’s summary execution ... Read more

The Iran Human Rights Documentation Center Urges Iran to Set Aside Habibollah Latifi’s Conviction and Death Sentence

PRESS RELEASE December 26, 2010 NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT - The Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC) urges the Iranian Judiciary to set aside Habibollah Latifi’s ... Read more

Full disclosure of deaths and torture at notorious detention centre


Amnesty International: fears for prisoners on death row

Imminent executions for crimes: mention made of Zeynab Jalalian, and Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani. ... Read more

Iran executes five political prisoners

Amnesty International on Tuesday condemned the executions in Iran of four Kurdish political activists and another Iranian man, all convicted of "moharebeh" (enmity against God). ... Read more

Five individuals sentenced to death over Iran's post-election turmoil

Five individuals have been sentenced to death, and 81 other individuals have received jail terms of up to 15 years in connection with social unrest and turmoil following the much-disputed Iranian election of June, 2009 - reported by state broadcast IRIB on Tuesday. ... Read more

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