Executions

IHRDC Chart of Executions by the Islamic Republic of Iran - 2017

This chart documents executions of people by the Islamic Republic of Iran beginning in January 2017. 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

IHRDC Chart of Executions by the Islamic Republic of Iran - 2016

This chart documents executions of people by the Islamic Republic of Iran beginning in January 2016. 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

Witness Statement of Ahmad Hamid

In this witness statement, Ahmad Hamid, an Ahwazi Arab attorney who served as counsel to defendants in cases related to the April 2005 protests in Ahvaz and the 2005-06 bombings in the same city, discusses the violations of due process that characterized the cases and goes on to share his general experiences as a lawyer in Khuzestan Province. ... 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

IHRDC Chart of Executions by the Islamic Republic of Iran - 2015

This chart documents executions of people by the Islamic Republic of Iran beginning in January 2015. 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

Capital Punishment in Iran: 2014

IHRDC’s final update of its chart of executions carried out by the Iranian government last year counts 721 executions in 2014. This infographic highlights some ... Read more

Mostafa Rahmani: A Witness to Non-Political Prison Wards in Iran

Mostafa Rahmani, an Iranian human rights activist who spent two months in Ghezelhesar prison in Karaj among ordinary prisoners in 2010 discusses his experiences. Two years prior, Rahmani also spent two weeks in Taybad prison, where he claims to have witnessed mass executions of prisoners. Prisoners of conscience in Iran are often detained separately from the rest of the prison population. As a result reports on the conditions of the prison wards that hold prisoners convicted on normal criminal charges have been scarce. Watch video

Denied Identity: Human Rights Abuses Against Iran's LGBT Community

(November 7, 2013) - Since its inception, the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) has discriminated, in law and in practice, against its lesbian and gay population. While transgender Iranians are legally protected if they start the sex-change process, there is significant concern that gay and lesbian individuals could be unnecessarily encouraged to undergo sex-reassignment surgery. ... Read more

Life and Death: Survivor Accounts from Iran’s Kurdish Regions Post-Revolution

(July 1, 2014) – This witness statement compilation serves as a companion package to Haunted Memories: The Islamic Republic’s Executions of Kurds in 1979, a ... Read more

Witness Statement of Mother Shaheed

In this witness statement, Mother Shaheed—a Kurdish homemaker formerly residing in Mahabad—describes the execution of her daughter in 1981. Her daughter was a juvenile at the time. ... Read more

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