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

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Amar Kalantari

Amar Kalantari

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 ...

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 ...

Reyhaneh Tabatabaei

Reyhaneh Tabatabaei

On November 17, 2015, journalist Reyhaneh Tabatabaei was sentenced to one year in prison for "spreading propaganda against the regime." In the last five years, Iranian authorities have arrested Tabatabaei ...

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 ...

Ehsan Akbari

Ehsan Akbari

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, ...

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” ...

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.

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 ...

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