Habib Mousavi Bibilani

Bibilani is a poet who also wrote opinions online. He was summoned to the authorities in July 2023 and detained for 2 weeks on charges of “confusing the public… More

Hojat Badaghi

Badaghi is an Iranian poet and online writer. In 2019, a case was opened against him for “propaganda" based on Instagram posts. In October 2023, he was summoned to… More

Isa Choulandim

Choulandim, an artist, writer, and activist, is known for his outspoken opposition to child marriage, which he advocates against through his art. He was arrested in a home raid… More

Milad Jalili

Jalili is an Iranian rapper who was arrested in November 2023. Before his arrest, he had published and written a song online calling for the release of Azeri citizens.… More

Nafiseh Zamanzadeh

Zamanzadeh was an Iranian poet and online commentator. She was briefly arrested during the 'Woman, Life, Freedom' protests in 2022 and also wrote poems in support of the movement.… More

Natoli Derakhshan

Derakhshan is a Baha’i adherent and poet who has long publicly criticized the Iranian government’s treatment of the Baha’i people. In 2010, he was arrested for a letter to… More

Navid Mihandoost

Mihandoost is a filmmaker and screenwriter. In December 2019, he was summoned to the authorities for a 2009 documentary on an Iranian dissident. He was detained until February. In… More

Nima Saffar

Saffar is a poet and writer who has a long history of arrests due to activism dating back to 2012. In February 2020, he was released early from an… More

Saeed Minai

Minai is an ethnic Azeri activist and online writer. He was summoned to court in 2019 for a Telegram article. In August 2023, he was arrested at home after… More

Sasan Chamanara

Chamanara is a Kurdish singer and activist. He was arrested in October 2022 for participating in the Mahsa Amini protests. He was sentenced to 5 years in prison in… More