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Iran Prison Atlas

Our goal is to share information on individuals, advocate for all political prisoners and highlight systematic abuses by the Islamic Republic of Iran

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  • Kakhvan Azadian

    Iran

    Sunni

    Kurd

    He was arrested on the charge of “cooperating with opposition groups”

  • Hengameh Shahidi

    45 years old

    Iran

    Shiaa

    Unknown

    She is a journalist and has worked with Hashemi Rafsnjani and Mehdi Karroubi. Hengameh Shahidi was first arrested during the 2009 protests. She considers herself a journalist and a reformist political activist, and she continued her work in the media after her release from prison

  • Rouhollah Zam

    41 years old

    Iran

    Shiaa

    Fars

    Ruhollah Zam is a founder of Amad News (Sedaye Mardom) website and channel. By publishing controversial news, Amad News had become one of the most well-known and influential Telegram channels. During the early 2018 demonstrations, the channel had more than two million followers. In addition to Mr Zam, his family were also pressured by the security

  • Mohammad Ali Raji

    Iran

    Dervish

    Lor

    Mohammad Raji was arrested during the clashes between security forces and Gonabadi dervishes at 7th Golestan Street. His father, Mohammad Raji, died after his arrest in the detention center