Activists

Nasrin Sotoudeh

Activists Nasrin Sotoudeh Nasrin Sotoudeh, 60, is a human rights lawyer in Iran. She has represented imprisoned Iranian opposition activists and politicians following the disputed June 2009 Iranian presidential elections and prisoners sentenced to death for crimes committed when they were minors. Her clients have

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Jafar Panahi

Activists Nasrin Sotoudeh Jafar Panahi, 63, is an Iranian film director, screenwriter, and film editor, commonly associated with the Iranian New Wave film movement. After several years of making short films and working as an assistant director for fellow Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami, Panahi achieved

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Narges Mohammadi

Activists Narges Mohammadi Narges Mohammadi, 51, is an Iranian human rights activist and the vice president of the Defenders of Human Rights Center (DHRC), headed by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi. In May 2016, she was sentenced in Tehran to 16 years’ imprisonment for

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Ahmad Batebi

Activists Ahmad Batebi Ahmad Batebi, 46, is an Iranian activist who was designated a prisoner of conscience by Amnesty International. During his studies at the University of Tehran he gained international fame for his appearance on the July 17, 1999, cover of The Economist magazine,

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Saba Kord Afshari

Activists Saba Kord Afshari She appeared without a head scarf, and talked about it on social media. She was arrested on 2 August 2018. In August 2018, she was sentenced to one year in prison on the charge of “disrupting the public order” at Branch

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Jafar Azimzadeh

Activists Jafar Azimzadeh Jafar Azimzadeh, 57, is a prominent labor activist and the Chairman of the Free Workers Union of Iran. He has been detained three times and spent more than four years in prison for organizing unions and strikes, demanding unpaid wages, and speaking

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Atena Daemi

Activists Atena Daemi Atena Daemi, 35, is an Iranian civil rights activist, children’s rights activist, human rights activist and political prisoner in Iran. Daemi was last arrested in November 2016 and sentenced seven years prison sentence. Peaceful activities for which she was charged include distributing

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Amir-Abbas Fakhravar

Activists Amir-Abbas Fakhravar Amir-Abbas Fakhravar, 48, research fellow and visiting lecturer at the Center for the Study of Culture and Security at The Institute of World Politics, is an Iranian dissident. Fakhravar served as the Secretary General of the Confederation of Iranian Students and President

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Sepideh Qolian

Activists Sepideh Qolian Sepideh Qoliyan, 29, is an Iranian Political activist, rusticated veterinary student and journalist from the city of Dezful. On November 18, 2018, Sepideh Qoliyan, who had previously worked with several publications as a citizen journalist, was reporting on a labor protest organized

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Farhad Meysami

Activists Farhad Meysami Farhad Meysami, 54, is an Iranian physician, teacher and civil activist. He believes in non violence and civil disobedience. He was sentenced to five year sentence in August 2018 for crimes such as “spreading propaganda against the regime”. He was released in

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Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee

Activists Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee or Golrokh Iraee, 43, is an Iranian writer, accountant, political prisoner and a human rights defender who advocates against the practice of stoning in Iran. As a religious prisoner of conscience she was represented by Vice Chair of

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Taraneh Alidoosti

Activists Taraneh Alidoosti Taraneh Alidoosti, 39, ationally for her role in The Salesman (2016), which won the Best Foreign Language Film Award at the 89th Academy Awards. In a poll conducted among 130 film critics by Sanate Cinema magazine, she was voted the best Iranian

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