Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

for Human Rights in Iran


There once lived a person named:

He was almost a kid, though already gifted in assembling electronics. In politics, his extended family were allies of the Mojahedin Khalq Organization. (Even his grandparents got arrested.)

Reported executions

17 October 2020
210 This year (2020)
257 Last year (2019)
260 In 2018
509 In 2017
592 In 2016
1054 In 2015

From the library

In March 2020 uprisings, Iranian prisoners spoke in one of the few voices left to them of a reality that demands the world’s attention: an ongoing crisis of Iran’s neglect of the human rights of persons deprived of liberty, which far precedes the COVID-19 emergency

INTERRUPTED LIVES: Portraits of Student Repression in Iran

"Interrupted Lives" is a traveling exhibit that tells the story of Iranian students who have been punished for expressing their beliefs. Thousands have been victims of politically motivated arrests or executions during the past three decades.

The Cost of Defending the Rule of Law

This timeline examines four decades of persecution of lawyers in Iran. It is the first phase of a project that seeks to provide an understanding about the root causes for systematic persecution of human rights defenders, journalists, lawyers and others who have called for reform.

Working towards peaceful transition in Iran
by documenting human rights abuses and promoting democratic values