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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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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 ...

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 ...

Bahman Daroshafahi

Bahman Daroshafahi

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Majid Mohamadi Moien

Majid Mohamadi Moien

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.

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