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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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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 ...

Morad Saghafi

Morad Saghafi

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 ...

Ehsan Akbari

Ehsan Akbari

Kasra Nouri

Kasra Nouri

Kasra Nouri is a blogger and Sufi activist and has been arrested twice. He is currently serving his sentence at Evin Prison, where he’s gone on repeated hunger strikes to ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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, ...

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