{[ prosecuted_num ]}
Number of profiles on our list
{[ in_prison_num ]}
In prison in Iran Today
{[ in_exile_num ]}
are still In exile
{[ awaiting_trial_num ]}
are Awaiting Trial
{[ killed_num ]}
Have been killed in custody since 1997
{[ top_num ]}
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.

Wall of Shame

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 ...

Rahil Mousavi

Rahil Mousavi

Photojournalist Rahil Mousavi, 22, was arrested and beaten by security agents after she took photographs of a protest rally in the southwestern port city of Khorramshahr.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

Ehsan Mazandarani

Ehsan Mazandarani

Ehsan Mazandarani, managing editor of the newspaper Farhikhtegan, was arrested on November 2, 2015 by intelligence agents of the Revolutionary Guards and taken to an unknown location.

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

News

Projects