Toomaj Salehi

Toomaj Salehi

Rapper Toomaj Salehi, known for the dissident nature of his songs, was arrested in a home raid in September 2021 and was detained with no visitation rights before being… More

Touraj Amini

Historian, researcher, and literary writer Touraj Amini was tried for “spreading propaganda against the state” and given a reduced sentence of six months in prison. While he was detained,… More

Yasin Qasemi Bajd

A member of the Sunni minority in Iran who writes on politics and religion, Yasin Qasemi Bajd was arrested and reportedly interrogated in February 2021 on a number of… More

Nasrullah Lashani

Lashani, a Kurdish freelance journalist and political commentator, was released from prison on early release in 2019 but was once again arrested on June 7, 2020 while trying to… More

Nima Ghasemi

Ghasemi, a philosophy scholar who holds a PhD from Shahid Beheshti University, was arrested on February 8, 2021 and taken to Evin Prison where he was kept in solitary… More

Qasem Bahrami Sheyda Hamedani

Iranian poet and musician Qasem Bahrami was detained on September 15, 2021 on unknown charges, most likely due to his original poems and online readings of verses that criticze… More

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