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

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Saleh Deldam

Saleh Deldam

Intelligence agents arrested filmmaker Saleh Deldan on January 23

Majid Mohamadi Moien

Majid Mohamadi Moien

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 ...

Soheil Arabi

Soheil Arabi

Soheil Arabi was sentenced to death by a court presided over by Judge Khorasani for several charges. Although he acknowledges writing the Facebook posts used as evidence against him, he ...

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, ...

Adnan Hasanpour

Adnan Hasanpour

Adnan Hassanpour has been in prison since 2007. He was condemned to death on the charge of enmity against god, but the appeals court in Kurdistan reduced the sentence to ...

Isa Saharkhiz

Isa Saharkhiz

Journalist and political activist Isa Saharkhiz was arrested, beaten and imprisoned in the aftermath of the 2009 presidential election. After four years in prison, including several months in solitary confinement, ...

Amar Kalantari

Amar Kalantari

Saleh Tamouli Tarafi

Saleh Tamouli Tarafi

Social activist Saleh Tamouli Tarafi was sentenced to three years’ imprisonment for using Facebook to promote “propaganda against the regime.” Since his arrest on July 9, 2014, the government has ...

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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