Roozbeh Sohani

A poet and board member of the Iranian Writers Association, Sohani was arrested at his home on December 5, 2022. He was released on a 600 million tomans bail… More

Saeed Heleichi

A poet and translator, Heleichi received a threatening call over a Twitter post in April 2022. On October 19, 2022 he was arrested at his father's home. The reason… More

Shervin Hajipour

On September 29, 2022, Hajipour was arrested on charges of "propaganda against the regime" and "incitement to violence." His popular song, "Baraye (For)" which had become an anthem of… More

Bayan Azizi

A Kurdish poet, writer and women's rights activist who has done extensive research on honor killings and domestic violence, Azizi was summoned to the Sanandaj Intelligence Department where she… More

Ali Bahrampour

A literary writer and translator, Bahrampour was arrested on November 3, 2022. After 78 days of detention he was released. He was sentenced to over 8 years in prison… More

Amirhossein Barimani

Barimani was arrested on September 25, 2022 during a wave of arrests following the Iran protests. His family did not know about his whereabouts until days later. He was… More

Semiramis Babaei

Babaei is an award-winning dramatist, journalist, translator, and literary writer. Her work includes plays, literary criticism, theater criticism, and social satire for magazines. She was arrested at her home… More

Mahvash Sabet

A literary writer, poet, and member of the Bahai community, Mahvash Sabet was arrested in July 2022. In November, she was sentenced to 10 years in prison on national… More

Mehdi Bahman

Bahman is a literary writer and creative artist known for his illustrated copies of the Torah, Bible, and Psalms. He was detained on October 13, 2022 after giving an… More

Mohammad Rasoulof

In 2010, Rasoulof was arrested alongside fellow filmmaker Jafar Panahi, and received a six-year prison sentence for "propaganda"; it was later reduced to one year and he was released… More