There once lived a person named:

had to quit school and work as a laborer in various towns due to his family’s financial situation and the region’s limited resources.

Reported executions

20 January 2020
20 This year (2020)
251 Last year (2019)
260 In 2018
509 In 2017
592 In 2016
1054 In 2015

From the library

The Islamic Republic of Iran is confronted with an unprecedented legitimacy crisis. This article, highlighting the heterodox character of Iran’s theocratic ideology, stresses the tectonic social and cultural changes that have resulted in society’s estrangement from the state over the past forty years in a reaction against this ideology. The nature and depth of these social and cultural changes point to a historic process that is taking Iran toward becoming the first Muslim-majority society to weave into its spiritual, social, and intellectual fabric the principled separation of religion and the state characteristic of the liberal-democratic worldview.

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

Omid Memorial

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