Islamic Republic of Iran

Citizenship and Country Documents

US Government Reports Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Home Office Report
  • Australian Refugee Review Tribunal (RRT Requests)
    • IRN35816 - June 2010 (PDF)
      1. Is it easier to change a photograph on an Israeli passport than on a passport from another country?
    • IRN35739 - Dec. 2009 (PDF)
      1. Would a known activist be able to obtain a passport and leave the country freely?
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • IRN105961.E - Iran: Requirements and procedures for a former Iranian citizen by birth, who renounced their citizenship, to reacquire Iranian citizenship, including circumstances that may bar someone from re-acquiring Iranian citizenship -  August 2017 (PDF)
    • ZZZ105265.E  - Iran and Pakistan: The rights and procedures for the foreign-born spouse of an Iranian woman to obtain Iranian citizenship; rights and procedures for a child of an Iranian woman and Pakistani man, born outside Iran, to obtain Iranian citizenship – August 2015 (PDF)
    • IRN105090.E - Iran: Whether Iranians can retroactively obtain in Iran or abroad a medical certificate stating that they were treated at a particular hospital or medical clinic - March 2015 (PDF)
    • IRN105036.E - Iran: The National Smart Card, including the issuing agency, the requirements to obtain the card, areas where the card is being issued, card format, information and uses; requirements to renew the National Identity Card before expiration and problems associated with having an expired identity card; whether the National Smart Card is being issued in conjunction with a new format of the Shenasnameh [birth certificate]. - January 2015 (PDF)
    • IRN105037.E - Iran: The new format of the shenasnameh (birth certificate), including physical characteristics, security features, and period of validity; application procedures and requirements; whether citizens are required to replace their shenasnameh with the newer version - January 2015 (PDF)
    • IRN104624.E - Iran: Exit and entry procedures at airports and land borders, particularly at the Imam Khomeini International airport; whether authorities alert border officials of individuals they are looking for; incidence of bribery of Iranian border officials to facilitate departure; the punishment for border officers caught taking such bribes - Oct. 2013 (PDF)
    • IRN104592.E - Iran: The National Identity Card, including requirements and procedures to obtain the card within the country as well as from abroad; whether the card has replaced the shenasnameh; whether fraudulent cards exist - Sept. 2013 (PDF)
    • IRN101296.E - The shenasnameh, including application and reissuance procedure, physical characteristics, security features, period of validity, meaning of inscriptions, significance of identification number and difference between the shenasnameh and the national identification card - June 2006 (PDF)
    • IRN101054.E - The passport; its features and procedures for application including whether an applicant who was refused a passport would be notified and have recourse; the use and prevalence of fraudulent or counterfeit passports to exit Iran; ease of illegal entry into and exit from Pakistan, Turkey, and Azerbaijan overland, and Oman and the United Arab Emirates by sea; whether authorities seize passports from certain individuals to prevent their departure from the country (2004-February 2006) - April 2006 (PDF)
    • IRN101053.E - Types of exit permits issued to individuals for travel abroad; the difference between an exit permit and an exit stamp; how these permits are obtained and whether they are placed inside the passport or take some other form; restrictions applied to certain categories of applicants; the criteria for multiple and single-exit permission; exit fees; whether exit permission is set for a specified time period and the penalties, if any, for overstay; countries that Iranians can travel to without a visa (2004-February 2006) - April 2006 (PDF)
    • IRN101052.E - Exit and entry procedures at airports and land borders, particularly at Mehrabad International Airport; identity documents such as birth certificates and marriage and divorce certificates; incidence of bribery of Iranian border officials to facilitate departure by individuals with fraudulent travel documents or outstanding financial, military or legal obligations, or who are sought by the government for political reasons; the punishment for border officers caught taking such bribes (2004-February 2006). - April 2006 (PDF)
    • IRN100450.E - Documentation required and procedures to be followed by a parent wishing to travel abroad with a minor child in the absence, or without the consent, of the second parent - Nov. 2005 (PDF)
    • IRN43187.E - The date of issue shown on a replacement Shenasnameh if it was issued after 1992; whether the date of issue on the new Shenasnameh is different from the date of issue on the original Shenasnameh - Nov. 2004 (PDF)
    • IRN43041.FE - Whether a child who was born of an Iranian mother and a stateless Bedouin father and who lives in Kuwait would be entitled to Iranian citizenship; whether Iran provides protection against statelessness to children born in Kuwait - Oct. 2004 (PDF)
    • IRN42506.E - Whether a daughter of a male citizen of Iran and a female citizen of Bahrain can obtain an Iranian passport if she was born in another country, never lived in Iran and does not have any links to her father - April 2004 (PDF)
  • Norway Country of Origin Information Centre (Landinfo)
    • On Conversion to Christianity, Issues concerning Kurds and Post-2009 Election, Protestors as well as Legal Issues and Exit Procedures - Feb. 2013 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD)
    • 1) Information on the current procedure for issuance of Iranian passports; 2) Information on last changes of the procedure for issuance of Iranian passports; Information on possible updates of the procedure in the period between or previous to 2004-2005; 3) a) Provided that there was an update: information on time requirements for replacing an old with a new passport; b) Provided that there was no update: information on time requirements for issuance of a biometric passport - Sept. 2010. (PDF)
  • Minority Rights Group International
    • Rights Denied: Violations against ethnic and religious minorities in Iran – Mar. 2018 (PDF)

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Children

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Children -  2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Amnesty International
    • Growing Up on Death Row: The Death Penalty and Juvenile Offenders in Iran – January 2016 (PDF)
  • Austrian Centre for Country of Origin & Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD)
    • Women, children, LGBTI persons, persons with disabilities, “moral crimes” - December 2015 (PDF)
  • Coalition to stop the use of Child Soldiers - Child Soldiers Global Report - 2008 (PDF)

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Corruption

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Corruption and Lack of Transparency in Government - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Home Office Report - Corruption - Dec. 2017 (PDF),  Sep. 2013 (PDF)
  • Australian Refugee Review Tribunal (RRT Requests)
    • IRN35739 - Dec. 2009 (PDF)
      1. Is there any information on corrupt procedures relating to university admission?
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • IRN104624.E - Iran: Exit and entry procedures at airports and land borders, particularly at the Imam Khomeini International airport; whether authorities alert border officials of individuals they are looking for; incidence of bribery of Iranian border officials to facilitate departure; the punishment for border officers caught taking such bribes - Oct. 2013 (PDF)
    • IRN101298.E - Corruption, including agencies and other government efforts to combat corruption; consequences for whistleblowers reporting on corruption - June 2006 (PDF)

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Disabilities

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Persons with Disabilities - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Human Rights Watch Annual Report - Treatment of Minorities, Migrants, Rights of Persons with Disability - 2018 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch Report
    • “I Am Equally Human” Discrimination and Lack of Accessibility for People with Disabilities in Iran – June 2018 (PDF)
  • Austrian Centre for Country of Origin & Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD)
    • Women, children, LGBTI persons, persons with disabilities, “moral crimes” - December 2015 (PDF)

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Elections

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Elections - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Information (COI) Report
  • Australian Refugee Review Tribunal (RRT Requests)
    • IRN36664 - May 2010 (PDF)
      1. Are there any references to the burning of the Saderat bank during the post-election protests in Tehran occurring in June 2009?
    • IRN36407 - April 2010 (PDF)
      1. Is there information that the Iranian authorities might be aware of this or similar events? How closely are they monitored, and how closely is YouTube and Facebook monitored?
    • IRN36494 - April 2010 (PDF)
      1. Please advise if protests are recorded to have occurred in Ekbatan in Tehran, and provide any information about the attack of Sadarat Bank in Ekbatan.
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Council of Europe - The Situation in Iran - June 2009 (PDF)
  • Election Guide - Recent Elections
  • Human Right Watch Report
    • "We will make you regret everything" - Torture in Iran since the 2009 elections - March 2013 (PDF)
    • The Islamic Republic at 31: Post-election Abuses Show Serious Human Rights Crisis - Feb 2010 (PDF)
    • Power Versus Choice: Human Rights and Parliamentary Elections in the Islamic Republic of Iran - May 1996 (PDF)
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Fairness of June 2009 Presidential Election - Aug. 2009 (PDF)
  • Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD) - COI Compilation - Main Political Developments - September 2013

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Ethnic Groups / Race

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - National/Racial/Ethnic Minorities - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Home Office Report - Ethnic Groups - Dec. 2017 (PDF),  Sep. 2013 (PDF), Jan. 2013 (PDF), June 2011 (PDF), Aug. 2010 (PDF)
  • Danish Immigration Service
    • Human Rights Situation for Minorities, Women and Converts, Entry and Exit Procedures, ID Cards, Summons and Reporting, etc. - Feb. 2009 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Human Rights Watch Annual Report - Treatment of Minorities, Migrants, Rights of Persons with Disability - 2018 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch Report
    • Religious and Ethnic Minorities: Discrimination in Law and Practice - May 2001 (PDF)
  • International Federation for Human Rights, Iranian League for the Defence of Human Rights, and Defenders of Human Rights Center - Discrimination Against Ethnic and Religious Minorities in Iran - July 2010 (PDF)
  • Minority Rights Group International - State of the World's Minorities and Indigenous Peoples - 2013 (PDF)
  • Minority Rights Group International
    • Rights Denied:  Violations against ethnic and religious minorities in Iran – Sufis - Mar. 2018 (PDF)
    • Rights Denied:  Violations against ethnic and religious minorities in Iran – Yarsanis - Mar. 2018 (PDF)
    • Seeking Justice and an End to Neglect: Iran's Minorities Today - Feb. 2011 (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Afghans

Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD)
    • 7th European Country of Origin Information Country Report - Ethnic Minorities - Afghans - June 2001 (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Arabs

Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Home Office Report - Arabs - Sep. 2013 (PDF), Jan. 2013 (PDF), June 2011 (PDF), Aug. 2010 (PDF)
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • IRN35261 - Situation of ethnic Arabs in Ahwaz region - July 2009 (PDF)
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • IRN42647.E - The Bani Tamim tribe in Iran - May 2004 (PDF)
  • Danish Immigration Service 
    • Issues concerning persons of ethnic minorities, Kurds and Ahwazi Arabs - Feb. 2018 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD)
    • Iran: Freedom of Religion; Treatment of Religious and Ethnic Minorities: COI Compilation - Arabs – Sept. 2015 (PDF)
    • 7th European Country of Origin Information Country Report - Ethnic Minorities - Arabs - June 2001 (PDF)
  • World Directory of Minorities - Arabs (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Azeris

Foreign Government Reports Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD)
    • Iran: Freedom of Religion; Treatment of Religious and Ethnic Minorities: COI Compilation - Azeris – Sept. 2015 (PDF)
    • 7th European Country of Origin Information Country Report - Ethnic Minorities - Azeris - June 2001 (PDF)
  • World Directory of Minorities - Azeris (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Baluchis

Foreign Government Reports Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Amnesty International
    • Human Rights Abuses against the Baluchi Minority - Sept. 2007 (PDF)
  • Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD)
    • Iran: Freedom of Religion; Treatment of Religious and Ethnic Minorities: COI Compilation - Religious Crimes – Sept. 2015 (PDF)
    • 7th European Country of Origin Information Country Report - Ethnic Minorities - Baluchs - June 2001 (PDF)
  • Minority Rights Group International
    • Rights Denied: Violations against ethnic and religious minorities in Iran – Mar. 2018 (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Kurds

Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Home Office Report - Kurds - Sep. 2013 (PDF), June 2011 (PDF), Aug. 2010 (PDF)
  • UK Home Office Country Information and Guidance - Iran: Kurds - August 2015 (PDF)
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • Issues Paper - Kurds in Iran - Jan. 2010 (PDF)
    • IRN32866 - Feb. 2008 (PDF)
      1. Please provide an overview of the quality of life of the majority of Kurds in Kermanshah (in particular whether official discrimination occurs and how it typically manifests).
      2. Please obtain a suitable expert's views on whether Kurds who seek state protection from criminals in Kermanshah might be denied protection because of their race.
      3. How seriously might the authorities currently treat an allegation that an individual Kurd in Kermanshah was a supporter of a Kurdish group such as the Kurdish Democracy Party (KDP) or Komalah. Is it likely such a person would be questioned and/or treated harshly?
      4. Would the being a Shi'a make it significantly less likely an allegation of supporting a pro-Kurd group might be given credence?
  • Danish Immigration Service 
    • Issues concerning persons of ethnic minorities, Kurds and Ahwazi Arabs - Feb. 2018 (PDF)
    • On Conditions for Iranian Kurdish Parties in Iran and KRI, Activities in the Kurdish Area of Iran, Conditions in Border Area and Situation of Returnees from KRI to Iran - 30 May to 9 June 2013 - September 2013 (PDF)
  • Norway Country of Origin Information Centre (Landinfo)
    • On Conversion to Christianity, Issues concerning Kurds and Post-2009 Election,  Protestors as well as Legal Issues and Exit Procedures  - Feb. 2013 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD)
    • Iran: Freedom of Religion; Treatment of Religious and Ethnic Minorities: COI Compilation - Kurds – Sept. 2015 (PDF)
    • 7th European Country of Origin Information Country Report - Ethnic Minorities - Kurds - June 2001 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch
    • Freedom of Expression and Association in the Kurdish Regions - Jan. 2009 (PDF)
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Most recent information on treatment of Kurds - Nov. 2009 (PDF)
  • World Directory of Minorities - Kurds (PDF)
    • Rights Denied: Violations against ethnic and religious minorities in Iran – Mar. 2018 (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Qashqais

Foreign Government Reports

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD)
    • Iran: Freedom of Religion; Treatment of Religious and Ethnic Minorities: COI Compilation - Qashqais – Sept. 2015 (PDF)

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Gender

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Women - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF),  2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Country Policy and Information Note - Iran: Honour crimes against women – Oct. 2017 (PDF)
  • UK Home Office report
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • IRN36597 - May 2010 (PDF)
      1. Is there any information that suggests that marrying a Christian woman (and not actually converting yourself) will cause difficulties in Iran?
      2. Would it cause any difficulties for a foreign Christian wife if she was to accompany her husband to Iran?
    • IRN35006 - June 2009 (PDF)
      1. To what extent are women in Iran required to observe rules with regard to matters such as dress and make-up?
      2. What are the penalties for failure to observe these requirements?
      3. To what extent are these requirements enforced?
      4. If possible, please provide information on the situation in Babol in this regard.
      5. Are there any reports of women having to wear "full cover" in order to access employment opportunities?
    • IRN34896 - May 2009 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information whether State authorities would protect a woman from any possible harm from family members?
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • IRN104897.E - Treatment by society and authorities of women's rights activists and women working for women's rights organizations, including those involved in divorce and custody issues - June 2014 (PDF)
    • IRN103920.E - The enforcement of dress codes - Dec. 2011 (PDF)
    • IRN102671.E - Enforcement of the Official Dress Code (2005 - Dec. 2007) - Jan. 2008 (PDF)
    • IRN100757.E - Information on passport procedures for women; including the issuance of passports and exit permits for unaccompanied Iranian women and children, specifically the requirements for consent by the husband/father or other male relative (2003-2005) - Dec. 2005 (PDF)
    • IRN42582.E - The legal penalty imposed on a married man who committed adultery with a married woman, including the procedure, standard of proof required for conviction and current sentencing practices - May 2004 (PDF)
  • Danish Immigration Service
    • Relations outside of marriage in Iran and marriages without the acceptance of the family - Feb. 2018 (PDF)
    • Human Rights Situation for Minorities, Women and Converts, Entry and Exit Procedures, ID Cards, Summons and Reporting, etc. - Feb. 2009 (PDF)
  • Norway Country of Origin Information Centre (Landinfo)
    • Honour killings in Iran - May 2009 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Amnesty International
    • Women's Rights Defenders Defy Repression - Feb. 2008 (PDF)
  • Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD)
    • Iran: Exit Procedures for Married Women – June 2017 (PDF)
    • Women, children, LGBTI persons, persons with disabilities, “moral crimes” - December 2015 (PDF)
    • 7th European Country of Origin Information Country Report - Women - June 2001 (PDF)
  • Freedom House
    • Women's Rights in the Middle East and North Africa 2010. - Iran - March 2010 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch Annual Report - Women's Rights - 2018 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch Report
    • “It’s a Men’s Club”: Discrimination Against Women in Iran’s Job Market  - May 2017 (PDF)
  • Iran Human Rights Documentation Center
    • Silencing the Women's Rights Movement in Iran - Aug. 2010 (PDF)
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Information on the enforcement of dress codes by the Iranian authorities. - Jan. 2013 (PDF)

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Human Rights

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF),  2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
  • State Department - Special Report - Outlaw Regime: A chronicle of Iran’s Destructive Activities – Sept. 2018 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Home Office Report - Human Rights - Sep. 2013 (PDF), Jan. 2013 (PDF), June 2011 (PDF), Aug. 2010 (PDF)
  • Australian Refugee Review Tribunal (RRT Requests)
    • IRN36761 - June 2010 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information on the ability of the Basiji to continue to pursue individuals with no profile or record who had participated in one of the street demonstrations. Please provide information on the Ashura demonstration of 26 December 2009 and their aftermath.
    • IRN36407 - April 2010 (PDF)
      1. Is there any evidence that people involved in such protests outside Iran have had problems on return to Iran?
    • IRN35739 - Dec. 2009 (PDF)
      1. Is there any information on a Natanz University protest on 8 March 2007?
      2. Is there any information on harassment of activists for distributing Maryam speeches or supporting Maryam? Would this information be readily available on the internet?
      3. Is there any information on geography of Eshfahan that may be relevant, for example the demographics there, or would there be less harassment in another part of Iran?
      4. Is there information on treatment of failed asylum seekers returning to Iran?
    • IRN35225 - July 2009 (PDF)
      1. Would a person detained and brought before the Revolutionary Court, fined and sentenced to 100 lashes, and released upon their family putting up house deeds for security, have received upon release any documents from the Court, for example in relation to both penalty and surety for release?
    • IRN33262 - May 2008 (PDF)
      1. Please advise if there are human rights advocacy groups in Iran? (Human Rights) Is there information to indicate the extent of solitary as opposed to network activism?
      2. Please provide information on Iranian dissident or human rights groups operating in Australia.
      3. Please provide background information on political and human rights issues over the past five years in Iran and, in particular, the context of speaking out on human rights issues in 2006?
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • IRN105716.E - Iran: Student protests, including treatment of protestors by authorities – Jan. 2017 (PDF)
    • IRN104809.E - Military service, including recruitment age, length of service, reasons for exemption, the possibility of performing a replacement service and the treatment of people who refuse military service by authorities; whether there are sanctions against conscientious objectors - March 2014 (PDF)
    • IRN104730.E - Iran: Treatment of anti-government activists by authorities, including those returning to Iran from abroad; overseas monitoring capabilities of the government – Jan. 2014 (PDF)
    • IRN103339.E - The procedure to assign a conscript to a specific department or unit; whether a conscript has a choice as to the department or unit in which he may serve; the consequences for a conscript who refuses to serve in a specific department or unit; the consequences for a conscript who requests a transfer to a different department or unit (January 2008-April 2010) - May 2010 (PDF)
    • IRN103426.E - The company Goldmine International; treatment of people affiliated with the company by Iranian authorities - March 2010 (PDF)
    • IRN103327.E - Treatment by Iranian authorities of relatives of persons who have left Iran and claimed refugee status, including former members of the Bureau of National Security (SAVAK), a Fedayeen organization, or opposition protestors. - Jan. 2010 (PDF)
    • IRN102672.E - The treatment of student protestors or activists - Jan. 2008 (PDF)
    • IRN101297.FE - The treatment of student protestors or activists since 2002 - June 2006 (PDF)
  • Danish Immigration Service
    • Human Rights Situation for Minorities, Women and Converts, Entry and Exit Procedures, ID Cards, Summons and Reporting, etc. - Feb. 2009 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Amnesty International - 2018 (PDF), 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF)
  • Amnesty International
    • Blood-Soaked Secrets: Why Iran’s 1988 Prison Massacres Are Ongoing Crimes Against Humanity – Dec. 2018 (PDF)
    • Caught in a Web of Repression: Iran's Human Rights Defenders Under Attack – Aug. 2017 (PDF)
    • Joint Statement on the Right to Education and Academic Freedom in Iran - May 2012 (PDF)
    • Iranian Trade Unionists' Struggle for Rights - June 2011 (PDF)
    • Human Rights in the spotlight on the 30th Anniversary of the Islamic Revolution - Feb 2009 (PDF)
  • Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD)
    • Iran: COI Compilation -Human Rights Issues - July 2018 (PDF), Sept. 2013 (PDF)
    • 7th European Country of Origin Information Country Report - Current Human Rights Issues in Iran - June 2001 (PDF)
  • Freedom House - 2018 (PDF), 2017,  2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch - 2018 (PDF), 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch Report
    • Why They Left - Stories of Iranian Activists in Exile - Dec. 2012 (PDF)
    • The Islamic Republic at 31: Post-election Abuses Show Serious Human Rights Crisis - Feb. 2010 (PDF)
    • Stifling Dissent: The Human Rights Consequences of Inter-Factional Struggle in Iran - May 2001 (PDF)
    • Leaving Human Rights Behind - 1997
    • Power Versus Choice: Human Rights and Parliamentary Elections in the Islamic Republic of Iran - May 1996 (PDF)
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Treatment of anti-government political activists - June 2012 (PDF)
    • Current Human Rights Situation in Iran - Nov. 2009 (PDF)
  • Minority Rights Group International
    • Rights Denied:  Violations against ethnic and religious minorities in Iran – Mar. 2018 (PDF)


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Justice System

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Arbitrary Arrest or Detention - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Home Office Report
  • Australian Refugee Review Tribunal (RRT Requests)
    • IRN36407 - April 2010 (PDF)
      1. Please provide any reports about a vigil outside Sydney Town Hall on 28 June 2009, which was filmed on YouTube, to commemorate the death of Iranian protestors (e.g. indicating approximate numbers of participants, the purpose of it, duration, details of speech-makers or placecards.
    • IRN35739 - Dec. 2009 (PDF)
      1. What recent information is there on treatment by the authorities of activists of Mojahedin, including discussion of arrest, detention and execution?
    • IRN35547 - Nov. 2009 (PDF)
      1. Can post comment on the ability of individuals in Iran (for example a retired police officer) to obtain official documents, such as warrants and summonses, for illegitimate purposes? How difficult would it be to create a fraudulent template for a summons or arrest warrant?
      2. Can post comment on the probability of a first summons being issued by a court two days after the offence is reported in an adultery case? Would the original of a summons to appear in a public court be given by authorities to a relative of the person to whom it was addressed?
      3. Can post comment on whether an arrest warrant would normally be issued if the authorities knew the individual was not in Iran? Would the warrant normally be issued thirty days after the individual had failed to appear in response to the first summons?
      4. Can post provide updated information on whether an original arrest warrant would normally be handed over to a relative of the person wanted for arrest?
      5. Can post comment on whether in Iran in 2009, individuals who have committed "morals" crimes such as adultery are being penalised more harshly by the authorities than in previous years? If so, what is perceived about such individuals that has caused the penalties to be more harshly applied?
    • IRN35225 - July 2009 (PDF)
      1. If the person did not return to court, would the family house have usually been confiscated by the authorities 9 months later
    • IRN34896 - May 2009 (PDF)
      1. Please provide any information which suggests that pre-marital sex is punishable by law in Iran. If so, what punishment would be issued?
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • IRN104955.E - Court summonses and arrest warrants, including issuance procedures, methods of delivery, description of the documents and the information they contain; prevalence of fraudulent court documents - September 2014 (PDF)
    • IRN103920.E - The enforcement of dress codes - Dec. 2011 (PDF)
    • IRN102981.E - The circumstances under which court summons and forfeiture documents are issued by courts; information on bail; the circumstances under which notices of conviction are issued by the Islamic Revolutionary Court; the prevalence of forged court documents - May 2009 (PDF)
    • IRN101299.E - Arrest warrants and other court documents; trial in absentia in criminal cases; punishment for persons charged with helping anti-revolutionaries; procedure when someone acts as surety; which competent authority or court has legal jurisdiction to issue a death sentence to a convicted criminal; circumstances under which a "warning to seal" document is issued and the consequences for the person named in the document; circumstances under which a private home is "sealed"; whether it is pursuant to a court order and, if so, legal documents issued to the person concerned or availability of these documents through legal representatives; impact of a sealing on the resident (2004-2006) - June 2006 (PDF)
    • IRN43259.E - The quality of justice provided by Iranian courts in connection with commercial/corporate/economic crime according to the international legal and business community - Dec. 2004 (PDF)
    • IRN43258.E - Legal provisions regulating the issuance of cheques for which there are insufficient funds; usual sentences handed down to those convicted of issuing bad cheques, including whether the sentences handed down increase in severity depending on the amount of money involved - Dec. 2004 (PDF)
    • IRN42504.E - The competent authority/court with legal jurisdiction to sentence a convicted criminal to death; whether a death sentence can be handed down in absentia; if so, the procedure involved, including whether the family of the convicted individual in absentia would be notified that a death sentence had been handed down - April 2004 (PDF)
  • Danish Immigration Service
    • Judicial issues - Feb. 2018 (PDF)
    • On certain crimes and punishments in Iran - Feb. 2005 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Amnesty International
    • Iran: Procedural and Legal Information about Arrest and Detention Procedures by Different Security Organs – June 2017 (PDF)
    • Broadcasting Injustice, Boasting of Mass Killing: A Case Study of the August 2016 Execution of 25 Sunni Men in Iran – Nov. 2016 (PDF)
    • Flawed Reforms: Iran's New Code of Criminal Procedure – February 2016 (PDF)
    • Growing Up on Death Row: The Death Penalty and Juvenile Offenders in Iran – January 2016 (PDF)
    • Iran must release imprisoned trade unionists - June 2012 (PDF)
    • Expanding Repression of Dissent In Iran - Feb. 2012 (PDF)
    • From Protest to Prison: Iran One Year After the Election - June 2010 (PDF)
  • Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD)
    • Women, children, LGBTI persons, persons with disabilities, “moral crimes” - December 2015 (PDF)
    • 7th European Country of Origin Information Country Report - Military Service/Desertion - June 2001 (PDF)
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Reports of convictions for apostasy in Iran within the last 5 years - Sep. 2012 (PDF)
    • Information on whether courts in Iran, specifically Teheran, always or ever provide a return date for trial in circumstances where an arrested person has been released from jail on bail - May 2012 (PDF)
    • Court structure and process; military courts; practice and procedure; fairness - March 2010 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch Annual Report - Death Penalty - 2018 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch Profile
    • Locked up in Karaj - Spotlight on Political Prisoners in One Iranian City - Aug. 2014 (PDF)
    • Codifying Repression - An Assessment of Iran's New Penal Code - Aug. 2012 (PDF)
  • Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD)
    • Iran: Freedom of Religion; Treatment of Religious and Ethnic Minorities: COI Compilation - Religious Crimes – Sept. 2015 (PDF)
    • COI Compilation - Rule of Law/ Administration of Justice - September 2013
    • 7th European Country of Origin Information Country Report - Security Forces - June 2001 (PDF)
    • 7th European Country of Origin Information Country Report - Judiciary - June 2001 (PDF)
  • Minority Rights Group International
    • Rights Denied: Violations against ethnic and religious minorities in Iran – Mar. 2018 (PDF)

Law
  • Islamic Penal Code of the Islamic Republic of Iran-Book One & Book Two - Jan. 2012 (PDF)

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Law

Foreign Government Reports
  • Australian Refugee Review Tribunal (RRT Requests)
    • IRN34896 - May 2009 (PDF)
      1. Please provide any information which suggests that pre-marital sex is punishable by law in Iran.
      2. Please provide any information relating to laws or morality in Iran which would be applicable in this case.
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • IRN101305.E - Process and procedures for obtaining employment (including in a senior-level position, on contract or as a court clerk) within the Iranian courts, the government and its agencies, including the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting; the role and responsibilities of a court clerk - July 2006 (PDF)
  • UK Home Office Reports
    • Country Policy and Information Note - Iran: Forced marriage – July 2017 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Human Rights Watch Report
    • Codifying Repression: An Assessment of Iran's New Penal Code - Aug. 2012 (PDF)
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Information on the penalty under Iranian law for fornication between a single man and a married woman? Is this law widely implemented? Are there any reported convictions? - Sep. 2012 (PDF)
  • Minority Rights Group International
    • Rights Denied:  Violations against ethnic and religious minorities in Iran – Constitution, Domestic Laws, The Charter of Citizens’ Rights - Mar. 2018 (PDF)


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Maps

Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Information (COI) Report - Geography - Sep. 2013 (PDF), Jan. 2013 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD) - COI Compilation - Geographical information - September 2013

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Medical Availability

Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Home Office Report - Medical Issues - Sep. 2013 (PDF), Jan. 2013 (PDF), June 2011 (PDF), Aug. 2010 (PDF)
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • IRN101294.FE - Whether Iranians can retroactively obtain in Iran or abroad a medical certificate stating that they were treated at a particular hospital or medical clinic (2004-2006) - June 2006 (PDF)
International Government Organization Reports
  • World Health Organization Page

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Amnesty International
    • Health Taken Hostage:  Cruel Denial of Medical Care in Iran’s Prisons – July 2016 (PDF)


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Political Figures and Parties

US Government Reports Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Home Office - Country Policy and Information Note - Iran: Ahwazis and Ahwazi political groups – June 2018 (PDF)
  • UK Home Office Report
  • Australian Refugee Review Tribunal (RRT Requests)
    • IRN35739 - Dec. 2009 (PDF)
      1. Do you have brief background information on how the Book of Martyrs was produced?
      2. Please provide brief background on the National Council of Resistance.
      1. Could you provide background information on Mojahedin-e-Khalk, their objectives and modes of operation?
    • IRN30494 - Sept. 2006 (PDF)
      1. What has happened to the MKO in Iran since 16 June 2005?
      2. In particular, what is the situation of anyone considered to have pro-MKO sympathies?
      3. Anything else you feel might be relevant
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • IRN104338.E  - Iran: The Green Movement, including its mandate, structure, leadership, activities and treatment of members by authorities; The Green Party – March 2013 (PDF)
    • IRN103329.E - Student protests in Iran; treatment by Iranian authorities of student protestors (December 2007-December 2009) - Jan. 2010 (PDF)
    • IRN42706.E - Information on a group called Neshat Daneshjoua (Nehzath Daneshgo), including the group's organizational structure, membership cards, leaders, objectives, and treatment of its members by authorities - June 2006 (PDF)
    • IRN101301.E - Treatment of supporters of opposition groups or parties since 2003 - June 2006 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD)
    • Iran: Organization and Functioning of Political Parties – June 2017 (PDF)
    • COI Compilation - Political Opposition Groups - September 2013 (PDF)
    • 7th European Country of Origin Information Country Report - Political Power Structure - June 2001 (PDF)
    • 7th European Country of Origin Information Country Report - Opposition Parties - June 2001 (PDF)

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Refugees / IDPs

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Protection of Refugees - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Home Office Report - Refugee - Sep. 2013 (PDF), Jan. 2013 (PDF), June 2011 (PDF), Aug. 2010 (PDF)
  • Austrailian Refugee Review Tribunal (RRT Requests)
    • IRN35739 - Dec. 2009
      1. Is there information on treatment of failed asylum seekers returning to Iran?
    • IRN33262 - May 2008 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information on the presence of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Iran and the government's attitude to the UNHCR and persons working for it.
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • IRN101293.E - Treatment by Iranian authorities of relatives of persons who have left Iran and claimed refugee status, including those persons who are or were members and/or supporters of the Bureau of National Security and Intelligence (SAVAK) or a Fedayeen organization - May 2006 (PDF)
    • IRN100758.E - The repatriation of failed refugee claimants to Iran, including reports of claimants being detained, mistreated and tortured upon removal from Canada on the basis they made refugee claims in Canada; whether the Iranian government would be able to recognize that a returnee had made a refugee claim in Canada; the process by which failed refugee claimants are removed by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) and Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) - Dec. 2005 (PDF)
    • IRN42471.E - Treatment by authorities of failed refugee claimants who are repatriated to Iran; whether refugee claimants who left Iran legally are treated differently from those who left Iran illegally; whether failed refugee claimants returning from Canada face a special risk in light of Zahra Kazemi's death while in the custody of Iranian officials - April 2004 (PDF)
Danish Immigration Service
  • Issues concerning persons of ethnic minorities, Kurds and Ahwazi Arabs - Feb. 2018 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Human Rights Watch Reports
    • Crisis of Impunity: The Role of Pakistan, Russia, and Iran in Fueling the Civil War in Afghanistan - July 2001 (PDF)
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Treatment of Afghan Asylum Seekers in Iran; Reports of Deportation - July 2010 (PDF)
    • Treatment/State Protection of Afghani Nationals in Iran w/o Iran ID Cards - July 2010 (PDF)

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Religion

US Government Reports Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Home Office Report - Freedom of Religion - Sep. 2013 (PDF), Jan. 2013 (PDF), June 2011 (PDF), Aug. 2010 (PDF)
  • UK Home Office - Country Policy and Information Note

    • Iran: Christians and Christian converts. March 2018 (PDF)

  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • IRN36664 - May 2010 (PDF)
      1. Is there any information about the Mormons who are Iranians who reside in Turkey but travel to Iran on missions?
    • IRN36597 - May 2010 (PDF)
      1. Is there any information that suggests that marrying a Christian woman (and not actually converting yourself) will cause difficulties in Iran?
      2. Would it cause any difficulties for a foreign Christian wife if she was to accompany her husband to Iran?
    • IRN34267 - Feb. 2009 (PDF)
      1. Please list the basic religious beliefs of Zoroastrians and the names of any key religious texts.
      2. What is the formal procedure to convert to Zoroastrianism?
      3. How would one practice as a Zoroastrian in Tehran? Are there places of worship and if so where? Is there a requirement to attend particular religious ceremonies or gatherings, or is it a matter of purely private practice?
      4. Please provide any reports in the last few years of Muslims converting to Zoroastrianism in Iran.
      5. If there are any reports, is there any information as to how the government perceives conversions to this particular religion and how converts to it are treated?
    • IRN33451 - June 2008 (PDF)
      1. Please provide an update on the research requests already done on the topic of Muslim conversion to Christianity in Iran.
      2. What is the current situation in Iran for Muslims who have converted to Christianity?
      3. What is the situation like for followers of the Armenian Orthodox Church in Iran?
      4. Does the Armenian Orthodox Church proselytise in Iran?
    • IRN33103 - March 2008 (PDF)
      1. Please provide a list of Catholic churches in Kiev.
      2. Please obtain contact details for Father Michael Safari, who is connected with the Persian Speaking Iranian Church in Parramatta, which is connected with St. John Anglican Church and Parramatta Anglican Church.
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • IRN105384.E - Situation and treatment of atheists and irreligious people by society and authorities, particularly in Tehran; state protection available – December 2015 (PDF)
    • IRN104957.E - Information about the Gonabadi dervishes, including their origin, history in Iran, leaders, ideology, practice; and the treatment of dervishes and their family members by society and authorities in Iran, including whether dervishes can practice their faith in Iran - September 2014 (PDF)
    • IRN104640.E - Iran: Situation and treatment of practitionners of Interuniversalism (Erfan Halgheh) (2010-October 2013) - Nov. 2013 (PDF)
  • Danish Immigration Service
    • House Churches and Converts – Feb. 2018 (PDF)
  • Norway Country of Origin Information Centre (Landinfo)
    • On Conversion to Christianity, Issues concerning Kurds and Post-2009 Election, Protestors as well as Legal Issues and Exit Procedures  - Feb. 2013 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD)
    • Iran: Capacity and Methods of Authorities to Monitor Online Activities and Religious Activities of Iranians Living Abroad – June 2017 (PDF)
    • Iran: Treatment of Atheists by State and non-State actors – June 2017 (PDF)
    • Iran: House Churches; Situation of Practising Christians; Treatment by Authorities of Christian Converts' Family Members – June 2017 (PDF)
    • Iran: Freedom of Religion; Treatment of Religious and Ethnic Minorities: COI Compilation – Sept. 2015 (PDF)
    • 7th European Country of Origin Information Country Report - Religious Minorities - Conversion/Apostasy - June 2001 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch Report
    • Religious and Ethnic Minorities: Discrimination in Law and Practice - May 2001 (PDF)
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Reports of convictions for apostasy in Iran within the last 5 years - Sep. 2012 (PDF)
  • International Federation for Human Rights, Iranian League for the Defence of Human Rights, and Defenders of Human Rights Center - Discrimination Against Ethnic and Religious Minorities in Iran - July 2010 (PDF)
  • Minority Rights Group International
    • Rights Denied:  Violations against ethnic and religious minorities in Iran – Mar. 2018 (PDF)


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Baha'is

Foreign Government Reports

Foreign Government Reports

  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • IRN104419.E - Iran: Treatment of elderly Baha'i followers by society and authorities; whether Baha'i seniors have access to state-run or private senior citizen homes – May 2013 (PDF)
  • Norway Country of Origin Information Centre (Landinfo)
    • Iran: The situation of the Bahá’í community  - Aug. 2016 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD)
    • 7th European Country of Origin Information Country Report - Religious Minorities - Baha'is - June 2001 (PDF)
  • Minority Rights Group International
    • Rights Denied:  Violations against ethnic and religious minorities in Iran – Mar. 2018 (PDF)
  • World Directory of Minorities - Bahai's (PDF)

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Christians

Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Home Office Report - Christians - Sep. 2013 (PDF), June 2011 (PDF)
  • UK Home Office Country Information and Guidance - Iran: Christians and Christian Converts - December 2014 (PDF)
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • IRN36597 - May 2010 (PDF)
      1. Is there any information that suggests that marrying a Christian woman (and not actually converting yourself) will cause difficulties in Iran?
      2. Would it cause any difficulties for a foreign Christian wife if she was to accompany her husband to Iran
    • IRN33451 - June 2008 (PDF)
      1. Please provide an update on the research requests already done on the topic of Muslim conversion to Christianity in Iran.
      2. What is the current situation in Iran for Muslims who have converted to Christianity?
      3. What is the situation like for followers of the Armenian Orthodox Church in Iran?
      4. Does the Armenian Orthodox Church proselytise in Iran?
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • IRN104787.E - Iran: Teachings, interpretations and knowledge of Christianity among non-ethnic Christians. – March 2014 (PDF)
  • Landinfo Country of Origin Information Centre
    • Iran: Christians and Converts - July 2011 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • CORI Research Analysis
    • Status of Christian Converts that do not try to proselytize or those who are not active pastors in Iran - Nov. 2008 (PDF)
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Information whether conversion from Islam to Christianity is a crime. Treatment of converts/apostates both socially and by authorities. - June 2012 (PDF)
  • Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD)
    • Iran: Freedom of Religion; Treatment of Religious and Ethnic Minorities: COI Compilation – Sept. 2015 (PDF)
  • Minority Rights Group International
    • Rights Denied:  Violations against ethnic and religious minorities in Iran – Mar. 2018 (PDF)
  • World Directory of Minorities - Christians (PDF)

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Jews

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human rights Practices - Anti-Semitism - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD)
    • 7th European Country of Origin Information Country Report - Religious Minorities - Jews - June 2001 (PDF)
  • Minority Rights Group International
    • Rights Denied:  Violations against ethnic and religious minorities in Iran – Mar. 2018 (PDF)

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Mandaeans

Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Home Office Report - Sabean Mandaeans - June 2011 (PDF)
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • IRN42411.E - Update on the situation of Mandaeans - March 2004 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Minority Rights Group International
    • Rights Denied:  Violations against ethnic and religious minorities in Iran – Mar. 2018 (PDF)

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Sunni Muslims

Foreign Government Reports

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD)
    • Iran: Freedom of Religion; Treatment of Religious and Ethnic Minorities: COI Compilation – Sept. 2015 (PDF)

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Zoroastrians

Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Home Office Report - Zoroastrians - Sep. 2013 (PDF), June 2011 (PDF)
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • IRN34267 - Feb. 2009 (PDF)
      1. Please list the basic religious beliefs of Zoroastrians and the names of any key religious texts.
      2. What is the formal procedure to convert to Zoroastrianism?
      3. How would one practice as a Zoroastrian in Tehran? Are there places of worship and if so where? Is there a requirement to attend particular religious ceremonies or gatherings, or is it a matter of purely private practice?
      4. Please provide any reports in the last few years of Muslims converting to Zoroastrianism in Iran.
      5. If there are any reports, is there any information as to how the government perceives conversions to this particular religion and how converts to it are treated?

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD)
    • Iran: Freedom of Religion; Treatment of Religious and Ethnic Minorities: COI Compilation – Sept. 2015 (PDF)
  • Minority Rights Group International
    • Rights Denied:  Violations against ethnic and religious minorities in Iran – Mar. 2018 (PDF)

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Sexual Orientation

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Sexual Orientation - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Home Office Report - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Persons - Sep. 2013 (PDF), Jan. 2013 (PDF), June 2011 (PDF), Aug. 2010 (PDF)
  • UK Home Office Report
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • Issue Paper - Sexual Minorities - Jan. 2010 (PDF)
    • IRN34896 - May 2009 (PDF)
      1. Please provide any information which suggests that pre-marital sex is punishable by law in Iran. (Law/Sexual Orientation).
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD)
    • Women, children, LGBTI persons, persons with disabilities, “moral crimes” - December 2015 (PDF)
    • 7th European Country of Origin Information Country Report - Homosexual/Transsexuals - June 2001 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch
    • "We Are a Buried Generation" - Discrimination and Violence Against Sexual Minorities in Iran - Dec. 2010 (PDF)

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Specific Country Issues - Armed Conflict

Foreign Government Reports

Danish Immigration Service
  • Recruitment of Iranian nationals to the war in Syria – Feb. 2018 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports


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Specific Country Issues - Female Genital Mutilation

Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Information (COI) Report - FGM - Sep. 2013 (PDF), Jan. 2013 (PDF)

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Specific Country Issues - Treatment of Returnees

Foreign Government Reports
  • Australian Refugee Review Tribunal (RRT Requests)
    • IRN37255 - Aug. 2010 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information on the treatment of failed asylum seekers upon return to Iran. Are people who claim asylum abroad imputed with anti-regime views and subject to harm upon return?
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • IRN105089.E - Treatment by Iranian authorities of failed refugee claimants and family members of persons who have left Iran and claimed refugee status - March 2015 (PDF)
    • IRN104730.E  - Iran: Treatment of anti-government activists by authorities, including those returning to Iran from abroad; overseas monitoring capabilities of the government – Jan. 2014 (PDF)
  • UK Home Office - Country Policy and Information Note
    • Background information, including actors of protection and internal relocation – Sept. 2018 (PDF)

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Speech / Press / Internet

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Freedom of Speech and Press - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Home Office Country Information and Guidance- Iran: Journalists and Bloggers - October 2014 (PDF)
  • UK Home Office Report - Freedom of Speech and Media - Dec. 2017 (PDF),  Sep. 2013 (PDF), Jan. 2013 (PDF), June 2011 (PDF), Aug. 2010 (PDF)
  • Australian Refugee Review Tribunal (RRT Requests)
    • IRN36407 - April 2010
      1. Please provide any reports about a vigil outside Sydney Town Hall on 28 June 2009, which was filmed on YouTube, to commemorate the death of Iranian protestors (e.g. indicating approximate numbers of participants, the purpose of it, duration, details of speech-makers or placecards.
      2. Is there information that the Iranian authorities might be aware of this or similar events? How closely are they monitored, and how closely is YouTube and Facebook monitored?
    • IRN35739 - Dec. 2009
      1. Please provide brief information on the Simay-Azadi channel.
      1. Is there any information on harassment of activists for distributing Maryam speeches or supporting Maryam? Would this information be readily available on the internet?
    • IRN34845 - May 2009 (PDF)
      1. Please provide brief general information on the situation for Internet Service Providers in Iran.
    • IRN33262 - May 2008 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information on the "Human Law Firm" website.
      2. Is there information to indicate the extend of solitary as opposed to network activism
    • IRN33389 - May 2008 (PDF)
      1. If a website that is based in Iran is accessible from Australia is it possible that in Iran it would be not accessible or frozen to all users in Iran?
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • IRN104972.E - Government surveillance capacity and control, including media censorship and surveillance of individual Internet activity - January 2015 (PDF)
    • IRN101300.FE - Sanctions for possession and distribution of banned books and video cassettes; convictions for such offences (2004-2006) - June 2006 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Amnesty International
    • Joint Statement on the Right to Education and Academic Freedom in Iran - May 2012 (PDF)
  • Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD)
    • 7th European Country of Origin Information Country Report - Freedom of Expression - June 2001 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch Annual Report - Freedoms of Expression, Association and Assembly - 2018 (PDF)
  • Freedom House

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Timeline

Foreign Government Reports

Media


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Trafficking

US Government Reports Foreign Government Reports

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Terrorism

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Terrorism - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF)

 

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Torture

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF)

 

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