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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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Hengameh Shahidi

Hengameh Shahidi

Hengameh Shahidi is a veteran journalist and human rights activist who has been arrested and imprisoned more than once, most recently being sentenced to 12 years and 9 months in ...

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.

Amar Kalantari

Amar Kalantari

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.”

Farhad Jahanbeygi

Farhad Jahanbeygi

Farhad Jahanbeygi, also known as Miran Bazani, was the editor-in-chief of Neday-e Jame’e (“Call of the Society”), a Kurdish-Persian weekly published in the capital of the western province of Kermanshah.

Mohammad Rastgar-Karimi

Mohammad Rastgar-Karimi

Sakhi Rigi

Sakhi Rigi

Sakhi Rigi is currently serving a 20 year prison sentence in Ahvaz for his blog, having been charged with “fighting God”, amongst other things.

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.

Akbar Azad

Akbar Azad

Civil society activist and author Akbar Azad, originally from East Azerbaijan, was arrested at his home in Tehran on May 24th, 2010.

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.

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