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

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Ramin Karimian

Ramin Karimian

Agents from the Intelligence Unit of the Revolutionary Guards arrested Ramin Karimian, a writer for the quarterly publication Goftegou (“Dialogue”), at his home on the morning of March 15, and ...

Khosro Kordpour

Khosro Kordpour

Journalist and Kurdish activist Khosro Kordpour was arrested with his brother Massoud for his work as editor of the news site Mukerian. He was forced to spend several months in ...

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 ...

Majid Mohamadi Moien

Majid Mohamadi Moien

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 ...

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 ...

Saleh Deldam

Saleh Deldam

Intelligence agents arrested filmmaker Saleh Deldan on January 23

Roya Saberinezhad Nobakht

Roya Saberinezhad Nobakht

Roya Saberinejad Nobakht, an Iranian-born British citizen, is being held in the Women’s Ward at Evin Prison for postings on Facebook. In October 2013, she travelled to Iran to visit ...

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 ...

Morad Saghafi

Morad Saghafi

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