Rouhani’s Citizens’ Rights Charter: A Harmful DistractionMay 1, 2018
This report is essential reading for policymakers and officials charting a forward path with the Islamic Republic. It provides an in-depth review of the Citizens’ Rights Charter and analysis of the political dynamics affecting human rights in Iran. The report establishes that the charter has no ability to impact the rights situation in Iran and has done harm by distracting attention from the causes of rights abuses and the reforms needed. It is based on extensive CHRI reporting and interviews over the 2013-2018 period, in-depth analysis of state policy and detailed review of human rights cases in Iran.
Iran’s Suppression of December 2017 Unrest Marked by Brutal Violations of LawFebruary 19, 2018
The state crackdown that crushed the protests that erupted across Iran in late December 2017 was marked by violence and brutal disregard for the law. This CHRI briefing, based on interviews with released detainees, the families and attorneys of detainees, and journalists and human rights defenders inside Iran, provides a detailed look at the mass arrests, systematic denial of counsel, campaign of intimidation against detainees and their families, and ill treatment and deaths inside the prisons that characterized the state response to the unrest.
Internet Cut-Off During Recent Unrest in Iran Reveals Tehran’s New Cyber CapabilitiesJanuary 10, 2018
Guards at the Gate: The Expanding State Control Over the Internet in Iran provides an in-depth review of Iran’s internet policies and initiatives, in particular, the development of its state-controlled National Internet Network (NIN), which gives the government newly expanded abilities to control Iranians’ access to the internet and monitor their online communication.
Rouhani: Delivering Human Rights After the ElectionMay 25, 2017
Hassan Rouhani was re-elected as president of Iran in May 2017 largely on the basis of his support for human rights and Iranians’ perceptions that he would do more to improve civil and political rights in the country than his rivals. He should now deliver on his pledges.
Iran’s 2017 Presidential Election: Implications for Human RightsApril 1, 2017
This briefing documents the growing suppression of political voices in Iran by hardliners who wish to prevent President Hassan Rouhani, from winning a second term in the May 19election. The election is taking place in a context of increasing arrests of journalists and activists, the blocking of social media platforms, and growing concerns regarding polling irregularities and the ability of the citizenry to participate in free and fair elections.
Briefing: Iran’s Fashion Industry is the Latest Victim of Khamenei’s War on Western CultureDecember 8, 2016
Iran’s brain drain has spread to the fashion sector as designers, photographers, models and other industry professionals emigrate to escape raids, the shuttering of their businesses, arrests and prosecutions under vague laws that restrict freedom of expression.
New Report: Inside the Women’s Ward: Mistreatment of Women Political Prisoners at Iran’s Evin PrisonJune 20, 2016
Political prisoners held in the Women’s Ward at Iran’s Evin Prison are routinely denied medical care and hospitalization, face restricted or denied visitation rights even with their young children, are deprived of regular telephone contact with their families, and are not provided adequate nutrition, as documented in this report.
High Hopes, Tempered Expectations: Views from Iran on the Nuclear NegotiationsJune 21, 2015
Campaign Releases New Study on the Views of Civil Society in Iran June 22, 2015—Civil society in Iran remains steadfast and unequivocal in its support for the nuclear negotiations, and its members hope for an agreement that will end years of sanctions and isolation, according to this study.
Vigilante Violence: The Acid Attacks against Women in Iran and the State’s Assault on Women’s RightsMarch 5, 2015
The Iranian Parliament should immediately withdraw the pending Plan to Promote Virtue and Prevent Vice, which explicitly calls for Basij militias to enforce strict hijab (female dress). This plan not only violates the rights of all Iranian women, it also presents a clear and present danger to their continued safety.
New Report Reveals State’s Growing Efforts to Control Internet Access in IranNovember 17, 2014
The Rouhani administration should use all its authority to end the government’s initiatives to restrict Iranians’ access to the Internet, immediately cease state efforts to monitor users’ online accounts, and end the prosecution of individuals for their peaceful online activities, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran said today.
Voices from Iran: Strong Support for the Nuclear NegotiationsJuly 15, 2014
As this study demonstrates, leading Iranian civil society figures support the P5+1 nuclear negotiations and hope for a successful deal. No one can presume that such a deal will automatically lead to improvements in human rights and civil liberties in Iran. Yet the perpetuation of tensions over the nuclear file is likely to result in continued gross human rights violations.
New Report Reveals Iranian TV’s Continued Human Rights ViolationsJuly 8, 2014
The United States should reinstate sanctions on Iran’s state TV and radio broadcasting agency, the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), for the continuation of its widespread human rights violations detailed in this report.