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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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Amar Kalantari

Amar Kalantari

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, ...

Aliasghar Gharavi

Aliasghar Gharavi

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.

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 twice. He is currently serving his sentence at Evin Prison, where he’s gone on repeated hunger strikes to ...

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 ...

Roya Saberinezhad Nobakht

Roya Saberinezhad Nobakht

Roya Saberinejad Nobakht, an Iranian-born British citizen, is being held in the Women’s Ward at Evin Prison for postings on Facebook. In October 2013, she travelled to Iran to visit ...

Rahil Mousavi

Rahil Mousavi

Photojournalist Rahil Mousavi, 22, was arrested and beaten by security agents after she took photographs of a protest rally in the southwestern port city of Khorramshahr.

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 ...

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