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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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Saleh Deldam

Saleh Deldam

Intelligence agents arrested filmmaker Saleh Deldan on January 23

Aliasghar Gharavi

Aliasghar Gharavi

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 ...

Ehsan Akbari

Ehsan Akbari

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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