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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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Iraj Jamshidi

Iraj Jamshidi

On the morning of Tuesday, May 9, unidentified agents arrested Iraj Jamshidi, editor-in-chief of the financial Tehran morning newspaper Asia, as he was leaving his home and took him 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.

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 ...

Reza Entesari

Reza Entesari

Reza Entesari was given an eight-year sentence for his work as a journalist and Sufi rights activist. Throughout his detention, he has suffered repeated beatings and was sent to the ...

Ramin Karimian

Ramin Karimian

Agents from the Intelligence Unit of the Revolutionary Guards arrested Ramin Karimian, a writer for the quarterly publication Goftegou (“Dialogue”), at his home on the morning of March 15, and ...

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.

Zahra Kaabi

Zahra Kaabi

Zahra Kaabi was one of seven cyber-activists who were arrested on July 27, 2014. As of this report, no information is available about their conditions and whereabouts.

Aliasghar Gharavi

Aliasghar Gharavi

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 ...

Saman Safarzai

Saman Safarzai

On November 2, 2015 at dawn, intelligence agents of the Revolutionary Guards arrested Saman Safarzaei at his home. They raided his house, seized personal belongings and took him to an ...

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