Iranian Regime Repression Toolkit

The fraudulent 2009 Iranian presidential elections clearly showed the world that in Iran, elections are neither free nor fair. In demonstrations that followed, the Iranian people were denied their basic rights to freedom of expression, association, and assembly as regime forces killed scores of protesters and detained thousands more.

The regime's repression would not be possible without technology and equipment provided by Western and Asian firms. Whether it is telecommunications technology misused to restrict and monitor internet and cellphone communication, motorbikes ridden by the basij to terrorize civilians, or construction cranes used to hang dissidents, foreign firms providing such equipment must immediately end their Iran business or become willing partners in the regime’s ruthless human rights abuses that have continued unabated since 2009.