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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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Ehsan Akbari

Ehsan Akbari

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Soheil Arabi

Soheil Arabi

Soheil Arabi was sentenced to death by a court presided over by Judge Khorasani for several charges. Although he acknowledges writing the Facebook posts used as evidence against him, he ...

Aliasghar Gharavi

Aliasghar Gharavi

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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