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Douman Sahand

Douman Sahand

Alireza Darvish

Alireza Darvish

On December 9, 2013, security agents raided the office of Alireza Darvish, a journalist working with the Zoroastrian weekly Amordad.

Abbas Vahedi

Abbas Vahedi

Before his arrest in 2013, Abbas Vahedi was a writer and content producer at Narenji (“Orange”) website. The District Court sentenced him to two and half years’ imprisonment and transferred ...

Kasra Nouri

Kasra Nouri

Kasra Nouri is a blogger and Sufi activist and has been arrested several times, most recently on December 30, 2017. He served a sentence at Evin Prison, where he’s gone ...

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 ...

Majid Mohamadi Moien

Majid Mohamadi Moien

Shahnam Golshani

Shahnam Golshani

Shahnam Golshani was arrested in February 2013 for supposedly “promoting Baha’ism” and “manipulating the coins and currency market via his website.” Since then, he has never been put on trial ...

Abdolreza Davari

Abdolreza Davari

Abdolreza Davari worked as the press advisor to former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. In August 2015, he was found guilty of insulting the Supreme Leader and was sentenced to six and ...

Sakhi Rigi

Sakhi Rigi

Sakhi Rigi is sentenced to 20 years in prison for his blog. One of the charges against him include “fighting God.” He is currently serving his sentence in Ahvaz.

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.

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