UPDATE – Iran in the News

Compiled by the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center
June 29, 2011

A History of United Nations Special Representatives and Rapporteurs in Iran

IHRDC released this chart that collects and documents UN Special Representative and Rapporteur activity in Iran since 1980. To read the history and UN reports click here.

Witness Statement of Mohammad Shams

IHRDC published a witness statement by Mohammad Shams, a young political opposition supporter, describing his arrest, detention and torture after he participated in demonstrations protesting the June 2009 presidential elections results. Read his witness statement here.

Persian Translation of the Rome Statute Continued

IHRDC posted its Persian translation of Parts 4, 5 and 6 of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. The translation is available here.

Surviving Rape in Iran’s Prisons

IHRDC published this report that documents the ordeals of five former prisoners – two women and three men – who were raped, and witnessed and were threatened with rape while imprisoned in Iranian prisons. Read it here.

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