Editor’s Note: The Amnesty International report published in February 1980 is an important document covering the situation of human rights during the emergence of the Islamic Republic of Iran. This was the only time since the Islamic Revolution that Amnesty International was allowed to send a mission to Iran. It worked in Tehran from 12 April to 1 May 1979, during which time it held discussions with ministers of the Provisional Government, personnel of a local Tehran Committee, members of the former secular opposition to the Shah, and others. Amnesty International then conducted the study upon which this report is based. It covers the period from 11 February to 14 September 1979.
This electronic version of the report has remained faithful to the original document and was prepared by the Abdorrahman Boroumand Foundation, except some cosmetic changes.
On account of its wealth of historic information and careful legal analysis, this report makes for an invaluable resource for the study of the early days of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
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Law And Human Rights in The Islamic Republic of Iran February through September 1979