Iran Prison Atlas

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  • Sepideh Qolian

    Iran

    Shiaa

    Lor

    Is a veterinary student in Ahvaz. She was arrested in the same city. The reason for Sepideh Qolyan's arrest in 2016 was her civil and human rights activism about the situation of unknown prisoners and Ahvaz's environmental condition. In 2018, she was arrested due to her solidarity with Haft-Tapeh workers' protests.

  • Atena Daemi

    31 years old

    Iran

    Shiaa

    Unknown

    Atena Daemi (Fatemeh Daemi Khoshknoudhani) is a human rights and child labor activist. She was incarcerated in solitary confinements for long periods of time. Opposing the death penalty, work for equal civil rights for Iranians and connection to political prisoner’s families are part of her activities

  • Nasrin Sotoudeh

    56 years old

    Iran

    Shiaa

    Fars

    Nasrin Sotoudeh is a prominent human rights lawyer who has been working with the press since the early 1970s, defending numerous political and human rights cases since the early 1980s. Her work has been recognised by Sakharov, the European Union and many others

  • Rouhollah Zam

    Iran

    Shiaa

    Fars

    روح‌الله زم از موسسین وبسایت و کانال آمدنیوز (صدای مردم) است. آمدنیوز با انتشار خبرهای جنجالی به یکی از مشهورترین و تاثیرگذارترین کانال‌های تلگرام تبدیل شده بود. تعداد دنبال‌کننده این کانال در جریان تظاهرات سراسری دی ۹۶ به بیش از دو میلیون نفر رسید. علاوه بر آقای زم، اعضای خانواده‌اش نیز مدت‌ها تحت فشار نیروهای امنیتی جمهوری اسلامی قرار داشتند

  • Niloufar Bayani

    Iran

    Shiaa

    Unknown

    She is an environmental activist who was detained by the IRGC in January 2018 in a round-up of a group of environmental activists.

  • Zeynab Jalalian

    Iran

    Unknown

    Kurd

    She is from the village of Diem Gheshlagh in Maku, after her arrest she was condemned to execution for “Combating the sacred through membership in PJAK.” Activists and human rights organizations have condemned the verdict, torture, conditions of incarceration and inattention to medical care

  • Shokoufeh Yadollahi Farsi

    Iran

    Dervish

    Unknown

    Shokoufeh is a Dervish woman who was arrested during the clashes between security forces and Gonabadi dervishes at 7th Golestan street and transferred to Qarchak Prison in Varamin. She was previously arrested for defending the Daravish during her child’s hunger strike. She has a master in educational psychology

  • Azita Rafizadeh

    Iran

    Bahá`í

    Unknown

    She is a Baha’i citizen, a teacher at the higher education institute of Baha’is. Along with her husband were arrested and condemned to prison for teaching Baha’i citizens. She has a young child