#Torture

Rape and Torture: Iran's Political Weapons

The rape and torture of Kurdish and dissidents in Iran -- both women and men -- is now widespread and systematic.

Most recently, on May 4, Farinaz Khosrawani, 25, a Kurdish woman employed at the Hotel Tara in Mahabad in Iranian Kurdistan, plunged from a fourth-floor window of the Tara Hotel, Kurdish news media reported.

Khosrawani allegedly jumped to her death to avoid being raped by an Iranian government security agent; the circumstances surrounding her death have not yet been confirmed.