Truth and Reconciliation: A Conversation Between a Baha’i Survivor of Human Rights Abuses and a Former Member of the Hojjatieh Association

Remarks on the importance of documentation for justice & accountability purposes in the Iranian context — video of IHRDC Executive Director Gissou Nia speaking at an Amnesty International sponsored event in the Chicago area on Sunday, November 11 

At an Amnesty International sponsored event in the Chicago area this past Sunday, November 11, IHRDC advisory board members Drs. Kamiar and Arash Alaei spoke about their HIV/AIDS prevention work and subsequent imprisonment in Iran.  In this shot, Arash Alaei responds to a question from the audience.

At an Amnesty International sponsored event in the Chicago area this past Sunday, November 11, IHRDC advisory board members Drs. Kamiar and Arash Alaei spoke about their HIV/AIDS prevention work and subsequent imprisonment in Iran.  In this shot, Arash Alaei responds to a question from the audience.

Gissou Nia, Executive Director of IHRDC, speaking at an Amnesty International sponsored event in Chicago on Sunday, November 11.  Nia talked about the importance of documenting human rights violations for justice and accountability measures and encouraged audience members to submit evidence of abuses they and their loved ones experienced in Iran.

Gissou Nia, Executive Director of IHRDC, speaking at an Amnesty International sponsored event in Chicago on Sunday, November 11.  Nia talked about the importance of documenting human rights violations for justice and accountability measures and encouraged audience members to submit evidence of abuses they and their loved ones experienced in Iran.

Panel discussion at KNC-NA Conference in Washington DC on Sunday, May 13, 2012 on human rights and reconciliation in Kurdish populated regions. IHRDC’s Executive Director Gissou Nia was in attendance to discuss IHRDC’s latest report entitled “On the Margins: Arrest, Imprisonment and Execution of Kurdish Activists in Iran Today”.

Panel discussion at KNC-NA Conference in Washington DC on Sunday, May 13, 2012 on human rights and reconciliation in Kurdish populated regions. IHRDC’s Executive Director Gissou Nia was in attendance to discuss IHRDC’s latest report entitled “On the Margins: Arrest, Imprisonment and Execution of Kurdish Activists in Iran Today”.

On the eve of the two year mark since Farzad Kamangar, Farhad Vakili, Ali Haidarian and Shirin Alamhooli were executed on May 9, 2010 here is a Persian language video from IHRDC dedicated to all Kurdish political prisoners in Iran.

In this VOA Persian interview, Gissou Nia, Executive Director of the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center, discusses her presentation at American University’s Washington College of Law symposium “The Evolving Role of Women in Iran and the Middle East” held in Washington D.C. on April 13, 2012.  

The Alaei Brothers giving their presentation at Yale Law School about harm reduction and HIV/AIDS programs in Iran, and their time in Iranian prisons.

The Alaei Brothers giving their presentation at Yale Law School about harm reduction and HIV/AIDS programs in Iran, and their time in Iranian prisons.

On the far left of photo — Dr. Kaveh Khoshnood (IHRDC Board Member and professor at the Yale School of Public Health); second to left and far right — Dr. Kamiar Alaei and Dr. Arash Alaei (award winning doctors focused on drugs and HIV/AIDS epidemic in Iran); and center of photo — Gissou Nia (Executive Director of IHRDC).  IHRDC co-sponsored a talk at Yale Law School featuring the Alaei brothers on Monday, April 16, 2012 entitled: “The High Cost of Service: A Case Study on HIV/AIDS Work in Iran”.

On the far left of photo — Dr. Kaveh Khoshnood (IHRDC Board Member and professor at the Yale School of Public Health); second to left and far right — Dr. Kamiar Alaei and Dr. Arash Alaei (award winning doctors focused on drugs and HIV/AIDS epidemic in Iran); and center of photo — Gissou Nia (Executive Director of IHRDC).  IHRDC co-sponsored a talk at Yale Law School featuring the Alaei brothers on Monday, April 16, 2012 entitled: “The High Cost of Service: A Case Study on HIV/AIDS Work in Iran”.