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Iran Prison Atlas

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  • Ali Nouri

    Iran

    Shiaa

    Fars

    He is a civil and children's rights activist. He was arrested during the gathering in support of Kobani and the nationwide protests of January 2017. Mr. Nouri sentenced to imprisonment for both cases.

  • Amir Hossein Moradi

    26 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

  • 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.

  • Saeed Tamjidi

    28 years old

    Iran

    Shiaa

    Turk

    He was arrested during nationwide protests In November 2019. The Revolutionary Court sentenced him and two others to death. He lives in Tehran's Khazaneh district. Mr. Tamjidi was an electrical engineering student when he got arrested

  • Mohammad Rajabi

    26 years old

    Iran

    Shiaa

    Lor

    He was arrested during nationwide protests In November 2019. The Revolutionary Court sentenced him and two others to death. He lives in Tehran's Khazaneh district

  • Rouhollah Zam

    Iran

    Shiaa

    Fars

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

  • Mahdieh Golrou

    35 years old

    Iran

    Unknown

    Unknown

    She is a student activist, a women's rights activist, a member of the Advocacy Council for the Right to Education (ACRE), the former deputy secretary of Tabatabai University's student organization and a member of Mehdi Karroubi's campaign. She was banned from continuing her education in Industrial Economics in Allameh Tabatabai University

  • Ahmad Reza Jalali

    Iran

    Shiaa

    Turk

    Post-doctorate in Unexpected Accidents and a Swedish resident. His arrest was reported months later. Mr. Jalali was accused of "Cooperation with the enemy". He is a researcher at University of Eastern Piedmont in Italy in Crisis Management. He is a Univerity professor at Brussels and also cooperates with a Swedish university

  • Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee

    Iran

    Shiaa

    Fars

    Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee was arrested and sentenced to prison for her political and human rights activities and also an unpublished story.

  • 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.

  • Hamed Ghareh Oghlani

    Iran

    Shiaa

    Turk

    He is from Urmia and studied architecture. He has been working on setting up CCTV cameras.

  • Keyvan Samimi Behbahani

    Iran

    Shiaa

    Unknown

    He was imprisoned for political reasons in both Pahlavi and the Islamic republic governments.Keyvan Samimi has graduated from Sharif University and has been involved in groups such as the committee of pursuing Arbitrary arrests and the National Peace Council. He was the editor-in-chief of "Naame (Letter)" magazine