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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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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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

Mostafa Azizi

Mostafa Azizi

Canadian resident Mostafa Azizi was arrested in February 2015 and tried in June that year where he was sentenced to eight years in prison on charges of “collusion against Iran” ...

Bahman Daroshafahi

Bahman Daroshafahi

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.

Saman Safarzai

Saman Safarzai

On November 2, 2015 at dawn, intelligence agents of the Revolutionary Guards arrested Saman Safarzaei at his home. They raided his house, seized personal belongings and took him to an ...

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 ...

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