Torture

January 5, 2012

Iran’s Secret Hangings: Mass Unannounced Executions in Mashhad’s Vakilabad Prison

Iran’s Secret Hangings: Mass Unannounced Executions in Mashhad’s Vakilabad Prison Since January 2010, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran has published dozens of reports of unannounced secret group executions at Vakilabad Prison in the northeast city of Mashhad. These executions were largely in violation of international human rights law and domestic procedures. Judicial authorities have continuously evaded questions about these executions and the names of those executed have never been officially announced.... read more
November 22, 2011

Podcast 40: Maziar Bahari on the Crackdown on Filmmakers

Podcast 40: Maziar Bahari on the Crackdown on Filmmakers In this week's Weekly Rights Podcast, we examine the Iranian government's crackdown on independent and documentary filmmakers and actors. We talk to Maziar Bahari, an Iranian-Canadian filmmaker and journalist, about the arrests of six independent documentary filmmakers who were charged with collaborating with BBC Persian. Bahari also describes his arrest in after the June 2009 presidential election, when he spent three months in prison in largely incommunicado detention. ... read more
July 18, 2011

Weekly Rights Podcast 30

Weekly Rights Podcast 30 In this week's Weekly Rights Podcast: more than 50 officials of the Islamic Republic of Iran have been put on visa restriction lists by the US and UK; the son of political prisoner Heshmatollah Tabarzadi tells the Campaign of concern for Tabarzadi's health; Hossein Ronaghi Maleki's father is concerned for his son's health in prison; 25 prisoners were hanged in Ghezel Hessar Prison in another secret execution; a popular Iranian actor is arrested by security officials before going to Germany ... read more
June 11, 2011

Weekly Rights Podcast 28

Weekly Rights Podcast 28 [audio:http://www.iranhumanrights.org/wp-content/uploads/Podcast_28.mp3|titles=Weekly Rights Podcast 28]... read more
June 1, 2011

Weekly Rights Podcast 27

Weekly Rights Podcast 27 In this week's Weekly Rights Podcast: Rudi Bakhtiar of the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran testifies at the United States Foreign Relations subcommittee hearing; the mothers of imprisoned American hikers Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal speak out; the Campaign joins a group calling for an investigation into prisoner rights violations; clashes continue in Iran's Ahwaz region; opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi is allowed to look for new residence; a political prisoner in Karoon ... read more
May 14, 2011

Weekly Rights Podcast 26

Weekly Rights Podcast 26 [Audio clip: view full post to listen]... read more
October 6, 2010

Court Defense of Heshmatollah Tabarzadi

"During my interrogation, I was under duress and torture. As I point out in the enclosed defense bill, I was informed of my charges in an illegal manner. My arrest and the location where I was detained were both illegal. I was in a solitary cell for 40 days inside Ward 40 of Evin prison, and I spent two months inside Ward 209. I also spent 24 days at Kachouei Prison and presently I have been exiled to Rajaee Shahr Prison for more than three months."... read more