Nasrin Sotoudeh | Status: In Prison | Iran

Nasrin Sotoudeh, a prominent writer, human rights lawyer and activist, was abruptly re-arrested on June 13, 2018, and taken to Evin prison. Her arrest came shortly after her legal… More

Atena Farghadani | Status: Released | Iran

Atena Farghadani is an Iranian artist and political activist. She was first arrested in August 2014 for a cartoon she drew lampooning a family planning law, which depicted lawmakers… More

Iran: Poets’ Sentencing Signals New Low

Iranian poets Fatemeh Ekhtesari and Mehdi Musavi have been sentenced to 11. 5 and 9 years in prison, respectively, and 99 lashes each in what PEN American Center today… More

Five Poems from Prison

In 2012, Alireza Roshan was incarcerated at Evin prison in Iran—known for housing political prisoners and dissidents—on charges of “incitement and collusion with intent to disrupt national security." He… More