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

Sattar Rezaei Mirqaid

Mirqaid is a poet and artist. He was arrested in December 2021 for his involvement in protests and was released on bail after 5 days in detention. In September… More

Shahabuddin Shirazi

Shirazi is a dissident cleric who is active on Telegram. In March 2023, he was reportedly taken to court for his writings on Ayatollah Khomeini. In November 2023, he… More

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

Hisham Kassem

Kassem, former publisher of Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper and a free speech advocate, was detained in August 2023 for four days for allegedly insulting a public employee. In September he… 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