Iran: Official secrecy hides continuing repression
Sixteen years after the creation of the Islamic Republic, critics of the Iranian government still face imprisonment after unfair trial before Islamic Revolutionary Courts, torture and execution. Dissidents who have fled abroad are not safe: several have been assassinated in circumstances suggesting the may have been extrajudicially executed by Iranian government agents. The Iranian authorities continue to deny that violations have occurred. For years, international human rights organizations, including AI, have been denied access to Iran. Even the Special Representative of the UN Commission on Human Rights has been denied access since 1991. In this report AI draws attention to these continuing violations and calls on the Government of Iran to end them by introducing the necessary legal and practical measures as set forth in international human rights standards.