Nasrin Sotoudeh | Status: Detained | Iran

Lawyer and journalist Nasrin Sotoudeh was serving a six-year sentence in Tehran's notorious Evin Prison for "spreading lies against the state" before she was released early on September 18,… More

Iran: Writer and poet released on bail

Author and poet Dr. Sedigheh Vasmaghi was released on bail on November 4, 2017. Vasmaghi had been held in Evin prison since October 22 where she was brought for… More

Mehdi and Hossein Rajabian | Status: Conditional Release | Iran

Iranian musician Mehdi Rajabian and his brother, writer and filmmaker Hossein Rajabian, are currently serving three-year prison sentences on charges of “insulting Islamic sanctities,” “propaganda against the state,” and… More

Shahla Lahiji | Status: Released | Iran

The first woman to run a publishing house in Iran, Shahla Lahiji is one of 19 Iranian writers and intellectuals prosecuted in Tehran for participating in an academic and… More

Narges Mohammadi | Status: Convicted | Iran

Narges Mohammadi is an independent journalist and the former vice-president and spokesperson of the Defenders of Human Rights Center (DHRC), which advocates for human rights reform and represents political… More