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Iran is the 173rd out of 180 freest countries in the world

Article 19 of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.

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Saeed Pourheydar

Saeed Pourheydar

Journalist Saeed Pourheydar was arrested in 2010 and faced a range of charges, including propaganda against the regime and disrupting public order.

Iraj Jamshidi

Iraj Jamshidi

On the morning of Tuesday, May 9, unidentified agents arrested Iraj Jamshidi, editor-in-chief of the financial Tehran morning newspaper Asia, as he was leaving his home and took him to ...

Arash Honarvar Shojaie

Arash Honarvar Shojaie

Arash Honarvar Shojaei was given two separate sentences; the first of which he has almost finished. According to reports, he is very unwell and so may serve his second sentence ...

Nahid Gorji

Nahid Gorji

Civil rights activist Nahid Gorji was arrested in October 2014 for her activities on social media. Two months after her arrest, several European MPs campaigned for her release, eventually leading ...

Rahil Mousavi

Rahil Mousavi

Photojournalist Rahil Mousavi, 22, was arrested and beaten by security agents after she took photographs of a protest rally in the southwestern port city of Khorramshahr.

Arvin Sedaghat Kish

Arvin Sedaghat Kish

Arvin Sedaghat Kish spent 60 days in solitary confinement, before going to trial, for participating in protests following the disputed presidential election of 2009. Following this, he was temporarily released ...

Ramin Karimian

Ramin Karimian

Agents from the Intelligence Unit of the Revolutionary Guards arrested Ramin Karimian, a writer for the quarterly publication Goftegou (“Dialogue”), at his home on the morning of March 15, and ...

Vahid Asghari

Vahid Asghari

Vahid Asghari, an Iranian citizen, was sentenced to death for his work as a blogger and online activist. He has been in detention since May 2008, during which he has ...

Ehsan Akbari

Ehsan Akbari

Amar Kalantari

Amar Kalantari

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