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Iran Prison Atlas

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  • Amir Hossein Moradi

    27 years old

    Iran

    Shiaa

    Turk

    He was arrested during November 2019 nationwide protests. The Revolutionary Court sentenced him to death. He is from Tehran's Khazaneh neighborhood. Moradi was living in Germany as a refugee before, but he returned to Iran later.

  • Vahid Afkari Sangari

    Iran

    Shiaa

    Probably Fars (category in progress)

    He was sentenced to a long-term prison for participating in the August 2018 protests in Shiraz. Iran's judiciary claims that he "assisted in murder" at the same time as the protests. He was "tortured" by officers during interrogation. He had committed suicide twice for "severe torture"

  • Javad Lal Mohammadi

    Iran

    Shiaa

    Unknown

    He arrested in front of the Khorasan Court of Appeals during the rally of political and civil activists. Some of those arrested were the signers of 14 political activists statement

  • Fatemeh Sepehri

    Iran

    Shiaa

    Unknown

    She arrested in front of the Khorasan Court of Appeals during the rally of political and civil activists. Some of those arrested were the signers of 14 political activists statement.

  • Ali Younesi

    Iran

    Shiaa

    Unknown

    Ali Younesi is a computer engineering student at Sharif University. He won a silver medal at the 2016 National Astronomy Olympiad and a gold medal at the 2017 Astronomy Olympiad. Mr. Younesi also won a medal at the 12th World Astronomy and Astrophysics Olympiad in China

  • Mohammad Nourizad

    68 years old

    Iran

    Shiaa

    Turk

    Mohammad Nourizad is one of the most famous political activists in Iran. Mr. Nourizad is a member of the Legam (Step by Step to Stop Death Penalty), director, and painter. He used to be a supporter of the Iranian government and had a close friendship with Ali Khamenei. In the '2000s, he became opposed to the Islamic Republic

  • Akbar Azad

    Iran

    Shiaa

    Turk

    او به دلیل فعالیت‌ اتنیکی به زندان محکوم شد.

  • Abbas Lesani

    Iran

    Shiaa

    Turk

    Abbas Lesani is a well-known Azerbaijani activist who has been arrested several times. A book called "Ozgurluk Harayi" (Shout for Freedom), which includes a collection of articles, speeches, poems, interviews, and letters of Mr. Lesani from prison has been published by Azerbaijani activists

  • Rashed Montazeri

    Iran

    Sunni

    Kurd

    He was arrested in the collective arrest of environmentalists and members of the Vahdat Melli (Iran National Union Party) in Kurdistan

  • Soheil Arabi

    36 years old

    Iran

    Unknown

    Unknown

    Soheil Arabi was sentenced to death because of his posts on Facebook. This sentence was later changed to a prison sentence. He teaches French and English languages to the prisoners in prison

  • Ali Ahmadi

    Iran

    Bahá`í

    Probably Fars (category in progress)

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  • Habibollah Latifi

    40 years old

    Iran

    Sunni

    Kurd

    Was in the last year of undergraduate studies in industrial engineering at Ilam University when he was arrested in 2007