During this time of his presidency, Iran witnessed a rise in the number of independent newspapers and journals activity by labor groups and registered and unregistered NGO's including human rights groups.
Iranian authorities stated arresting several members of a tehran-based NGO, which monitored human rights violations in Iran.
Security forces attacked men and women gathered in Tehran to protest discriminatory gender- based laws, the campaign was effort to collect signatures in support of a petition apposing Iran's gender biased laws
There were 11,537 new asylums applications from Iranians to 44 countries in 2009; 15,185 in 2010; 18,128 in 2011. The largest number of applications was in Turkey.
There had been 436 arrests, 254 convictions and 364 cases of deprivation of education against students.
Re-elected as president for 2nd term, this election was considered rigged. Iran underwent a major campaign repression after the 2009 re-election.
Iranians constituted 5736 out of 26,024 (22%) of "people of concern" to UNHCR in Turkey.
Atleast 32 students in prison throughout the country as a result of their political activities or affiliation with band student groups
There were approximately 9636 "people of concern" in Iraqi Kurdistan according to UNHCR.