Sexual Violence

Witness Statement of Farhad Sarhangi

In this witness statement, Farhad Sarhangi—a former Kurdish peshmerga—recalls his numerous arrests and imprisonments in Iran in the early 1980s. He also details the Iranian state’s execution of his younger sister Masoumeh, a juvenile at the time, on alleged political grounds. ... Read more

Witness Statement of Farshid

In this witness statement, Farshid—a gay Iranian man—discusses his arrest and subsequent rape by the Iranian authorities, and his expulsion from university on account of his homosexual orientation. ... 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

All you need to know: a quick breakdown of findings from Dr. Ahmed Shaheed’s UN report

(7 March 2012) -- Dr. Ahmed Shaheed, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran, has just released his latest report to the United Nations Human Rights Council. Read the 36 page report and IHRDC’s quick breakdown of the report’s highlights here: ... Read more

Surviving Rape in Iran's Prisons

This report documents the ordeals of five former prisoners – two women and three men – who provide their first-hand accounts of being raped, witnessing rape or being threatened with rape during their detention in Iranian prisons. ... Read more

Press Release: IHRDC Publishes Report On Rape In Iranian Prisons

June 10, 2011 NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT – In commemoration of the second anniversary of the post-election violence and crack-down on dissent orchestrated by the Islamic Republic ... 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

Witness Statement: Maryam Sabri

Maryam Sabri, a participant in demonstrations protesting the 2009 presidential election in Iran, describes her arrest, detention and repeated rape by interrogators in an unidentified ... Read more

Witness Statement: Mahdis

“Mahdis” was a student activist and a follower of Ayatollah Kazemeyni Borujerdi. She participated in the Student Day demonstrations of 2002 and was arrested along ... Read more

Witness Statement: Matin Yar

Matin Yar, a young homosexual man from Iran, describes the torture and rape he was subjected to in Iranian prison. A fear of execution on ... Read more

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