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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 ...

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 ...

Majid Mohamadi Moien

Majid Mohamadi Moien

Afarin Chitsaz

Afarin Chitsaz

Afarin Chitsaz regularly writes editorials on foreign policy for the newspaper ‘Iran’, and her columns have been carried by the official Islamic Republic News Agency, IRNA. On November 3, 2015, ...

Saleh Deldam

Saleh Deldam

Intelligence agents arrested filmmaker Saleh Deldan on January 23

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 ...

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.

Zahra Kaabi

Zahra Kaabi

Zahra Kaabi was one of seven cyber-activists who were arrested on July 27, 2014. As of this report, no information is available about their conditions and whereabouts.

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 ...

Yaghma Fakhshami

Yaghma Fakhshami

Yaghma Fakhshami was detained in December 2014 and several months later the charges against him remain unknown. His family is very concerned about him, having only been able to talk ...

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