Writers at Risk Database

Nasrin Sotoudeh

Sotoudeh, a lawyer and women's rights activist was handed a 38-year sentence and 148 lashes for her work. In 2020, she went on a 46-day hunger strike to protest… More

Abolhassan Kamali

Poet Abolhassan Kamali was given a four month suspended sentence of 2 years 7 months in prison with an electronic handcuff on charges of blasphemy and spreading lies. He… More

Anisa Jafari-Mehr

Jafari-Mehr is a writer and literary critic at J, a Germany-based Kurdish-language magazine. She was arrested by Revolutionary Guard Intelligence Agents on November 23, 2020, alongside several other writers… More

Dariush Moradi

Kurdish cultural activist Moradi was arrested by security forces on November 23, 2020. Security forces searched his home and confiscated his belongings without a warrant. He was released from… More

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