Mohammad Zare-Foumani

A columnist, political figure, and online commentator, Zare-Foumani is a reformist who was first arrested in May 2022 and released on bail after 52 days of detention. He was… More

Mona Borzouei

Borzouei was arrested and taken into state custody on September 28, 2022, a week after posting a video of herself reciting a poem in support of the Mahsa Amini… More

Mostafa Aleahmad

On July 8, 2022, Aleahmad was arrested alongside filmmaker Mohammad Rasoulof for “inciting unrest” and “disrupting the psychological safety of society.” He was released on bail after testing positive… 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

Hadi Hakim Shahafi

Online commentator and academic writer, Shahafi was first arrested in December 2019 and spent 10 days in detention. He was imprisoned on February 22, 2022, and released temporarily on… More

Hossein Dehbashi

A literary writer, online commentator, and historian, Dehbashi was convicted for making a claim that Ahmad Khomeini died of drug overuse. He was sentenced to 6 months in prison… More

Hossein Ronaghi Maleki

In February 2022, blogger Ronaghi was disappeared, slapped with national security and propaganda charges, and then released from Evin prison in March. After a TV interview during the September… More