Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

for Human Rights in Iran


There once lived a person named:

Keyvan Zandkarimi was a Sunni Kurd, who lived in Sanandaj. His interests were serving his friends and Muslims, always reciting and memorizing the Qur’an.

Reported executions

5 July 2024
279 In 2024
815 In 2023
578 In 2022
317 In 2021
248 In 2020
258 In 2019

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