Today the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran launched an interactive project mapping the breadth of human rights violations in different provinces throughout Iran. The project, “Mapping Iran’s Human Rights,” aims to show the main categories of human rights violations in Iran’s diverse geographical landscape.
This ongoing map project is opening with 50 entries, distributed across the 31 provinces of Iran. It will be updated continuously to include more violations throughout the country.
“Mapping Iran’s Human Rights” covers four categories: trends (ongoing patterns of human rights violations), individuals (officials who have a leading role in perpetrating violations), cases (prisoners of conscience and other examples of misuse of the legal system), and prisons (highlighting those holding prisoners of conscience and those engaging in illegal acts).
The initial 50 entries, published today, cover 19 of Iran’s 31 provinces. In the weeks and months to come, the Campaign will continue to monitor and report on human rights violations, and will add to the map project, focusing especially on underreported provinces.
The Campaign invites activists, scholars, and other concerned parties to send suggestions to add to this project.