Fazel Torkaman

Torkaman is an author and poet of 10 published works including "The Girl Who Wiped My Tears." He was summoned to court and then arrested before being immediately released… More

Karamollah Soleimani

Soleimani is a playwright, literary writer, and theater director. He was arrested on September 21, 2022 and taken to an unknown location for his support of the protests. He… 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

Peyman Farhangian

Farhangian is a literary writer, poet and labor activist. He was first arrested in June 2020. He was initially sentenced to 38 years in prison on charges related to… More

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

Khalid Qadiry

An activist, journalist, and poet from Herat, Qadiry was arrested by the Taliban on March 17, 2022. He was sentenced a couple months later to 1 year in prison.… 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

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

Volodymyr Vakulenko

A renowned writer and activist, Vakulenko had also volunteered for the Ukrainian army since 2015. He and his son went missing on March 7, 2022, amidst Russia’s invasion of… More