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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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  • Yasaman Ariani

    Iran

    Shiaa

    Unknown

    She arrested during the protests in August 2018. He was arrested for resisting against forced hijab in the form of a White Wednesday campaign and similar activities

  • Navid Afkari Sangari

    Iran

    Shiaa

    Fars

    Navid (Farshid)‌ Afkari was sentenced to prison and death for participating in the August 2018 protests in Shiraz. Iran's judiciary has claimed that he committed murder during the protests. He was tortured during his interrogation process.

  • Rouhollah Zam

    42 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

  • Heidar Ghorbani

    Iran

    Sunni

    Kurd

    He was arrested on charges such as "collaborating with the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran." Mr. Ghorbani is accused of "killing" several citizens of Kamyaran with the "cooperation" of the Kurdistan Democratic Party's members. He was sentenced to prison for "murder" and sentenced to death for "Baghi (armed rebellion against the state)"

  • Nasrin Sotoudeh

    57 years old

    Iran

    Shiaa

    Fars

    Nasrin Sotoudeh is a prominent human rights lawyer who has been working with the press since the early 1990s, defending numerous political and human rights cases since the early 2000s. Her work has been recognized by Sakharov, the European Union, and many others

  • Soheil Arabi

    35 years old

    Iran

    Unknown

    Kurd

    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

  • Monireh Arab Shahi

    Iran

    Shiaa

    Unknown

    She was arrested for resisting against forced hijab in the form of a White Wednesday campaign and similar activities