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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

Ehsan Akbari

Ehsan Akbari

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Amar Kalantari

Amar Kalantari

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