Mansoureh Mousavi

Mousavi, a sociologist, literary writer, and translator, was arrested at her home on September 20, 2022. Her laptop and some of her texts were confiscated by authorities. On October… More

Negin Aramesh

A poet, translator, and student, Aramesh posts her written poems on her Instagram account. She was arrested on September 23, 2022 and detained and reportedly interrogated under threats of… 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

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

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

Mozhgan Kavousi

Kurdish writer and documentary filmmaker Kavousi was arrested at her home on September 22, 2022, and spent at least 35 days in solitary confinement. She was tried for "corruption… More

Sadegh Zibakalam

Zibakalam, a professor at the University of Tehran, was summoned to court for "threatening national security" in April 2022. His trial began on July 26, 2022. He was since… More

Saman Seydi Yasin Saman Yasin

Kurdish rapper Yasin was abducted by Iranian security forces on October 2, 2022 after releasing songs supporting the Mahsa Amini protests. His trial began October 29, 2022. He was… More

Samira Ebrahimi

Ebrahimi is a blogger who wrote online commentary in support of the Iranian protests. According to IWAC, she was arrested on December 11, 2022. She was beaten severely and… More