Political Killings

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

Mykonos-Urteil

A german tribunal finds several accomplices guilty of the assassination of opposition leaders in Berlin. Most of the victims were the leaders of the Democratic Kurdish Party of Iran. The Tribunal held the head of the Islamic Republic of Iran's governmetn responsible for authoring the assassination. ... 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

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

Condemned by Law: Assassination of Political Dissidents Abroad

The Iranian regime’s state-sponsored campaign of political assassinations abroad does not merely violate the criminal laws of the jurisdictions in which the crimes took place ... Read more

No Safe Haven: Iran's Global Assassination Campaign

Since 1979, the senior leadership of the Islamic Republic of Iran has been linked to at least 162 extrajudicial killings of the regime’s political opponents ... Read more

Murder at Mykonos: Anatomy of a Political Assassination

In September 1992 agents of the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) murdered three leading members of the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (PDKI) in the ... Read more

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