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Abolfazl Abedini

Abolfazl Abedini

Abolfazl Abedini is currently serving his sentence at the notorious Karun Prison where he is suffering from a heart condition but is being denied medical treatment.

Reza Entesari

Reza Entesari

Reza Entesari was given an eight-year sentence for his work as a journalist and Sufi rights activist. Throughout his detention, he has suffered repeated beatings and was sent to the ...

Shahnam Golshani

Shahnam Golshani

Shahnam Golshani was arrested in February 2013 for supposedly “promoting Baha’ism” and “manipulating the coins and currency market via his website.” Since then, he has never been put on trial ...

Mohammad Hossein Heydari

Mohammad Hossein Heydari

‌AmirHossein Miresmaeili

‌AmirHossein Miresmaeili

Amir-Hossein Mir-Esmaieli is a journalist who was arrested on 24 April 2018 because of a tweet that hardliners and the judicial system deemed to be an insult to the eighth ...

Abdolreza Davari

Abdolreza Davari

Abdolreza Davari worked as the press advisor to former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. In August 2015, he was found guilty of insulting the Supreme Leader and was sentenced to six and ...

Farokh Abdi

Farokh Abdi

Farokh Abdi is a Kurdish media activist who was the manager of a Telegram channel, Amanj, which focused on covering Urmia news. He was arrested on 10 February 2018.

Alireza Saghafi

Alireza Saghafi

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 ...

Alireza Beheshti Shirazi

Alireza Beheshti Shirazi

Alireza Beheshti Shirazi was sentenced to five years in prison for his political affiliations with former Prime Minister Mousavi, and his journalism that supported him. He is currently at Evin ...

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