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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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Mohammad Mohajer

Mohammad Mohajer

Mohammad Mohajer was one of three Telegram administrators to be sentenced to 12 years’ imprisonment on April 10, 2017. They were charged with blasphemy, insulting the Supreme Leader and conspiracy ...

Ehsan Akbari

Ehsan Akbari

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Alireza Darvish

Alireza Darvish

On December 9, 2013, security agents raided the office of Alireza Darvish, a journalist working with the Zoroastrian weekly Amordad.

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.” Since then, he has never been put on trial ...

Sabri Hassanpour

Sabri Hassanpour

Sabri Hassanpour, a Dutch-Iranian media activist and TV host, was arrested by the Intelligence Organization of the Revolutionary Guards in spring 2016 after he had traveled to Iran to visit ...

Aliasghar Honarmand

Aliasghar Honarmand

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. ...

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