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Iran Prison Atlas

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

    Iran

    Shiaa

    Unknown

    She holds dual citizenship from Iran and the U.K. and has previously worked with the Reuters Foundation. Her main activity was collaboration with charities

  • Siamak Moghimi

    Iran

    Unknown

    Unknown

    In November 2019, he was arrested simultaneously during nationwide protests

  • Ali Khasraji

    Iran

    Shiaa

    Arab

    He was arrested along with two others on the charge of "participating in an armed attack on 23rd Mojahed Alley of Ahvaz Police Station”. The court sentenced him to death.

  • Sharmin Meymandinejad

    50 years old

    Iran

    Shiaa

    Fars

    Sharmin Meymandinejad is a theater director, screenwriter and founder of "Jamiat Imam Ali". He was a professor at several universities in Tehran, including the University of Tehran, in the 1990s and 2000s. His father was a writer and journalist; He is the author of more than 180 literary, philosophical, political, and textbooks

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Atena Daemi

    32 years old

    Iran

    Shiaa

    Fars

    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

  • Habib Osayvad

    Iran

    Sunni

    Arab

    He was the founder and one of the leaders of "Arab Struggle Movement for the Liberation of Ahvaz." This political group is also known as the "harakat an-nidhal." He was Abducted in Turkey. Mr. Osayvad is also known as "Habib Farajullah Chaab" and "Habib Kaabi". He was born in Shushtar and was working as the bank manager.

  • Behnam Mahjoubi

    Iran

    Dervish

    Unknown

    He was arrested during the clashes between security forces and Gonabadi dervishes at 7th Golestan Street.

  • Hossein Silavi

    Iran

    Shiaa

    Arab

    He was arrested along with two others on the charge of "participating in an armed attack on 23rd Mojahed Alley of Ahvaz Police Station”. The court sentenced him to death