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Voices share stories and letters from our community. It is a place where our community is sharing prison and persecution experiences, reflecting on their activism, and sharing correspondence with prisoners and their families. Voices is a safe, hopeful space to envision a better Iran.
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Dear Bahareh, You were compassionate, you were kind, you were courageous, and your government decided to punish you for it. Because you stood up for Women’s Rights, you were deemed “a national security risk” and unjustly imprisoned for six years. As your release is...read more
Nargess Mohammadi is risking her life to convince the security forces and the judiciary of the Islamic Republic of Iran, who have imprisoned her unfairly for her human rights work, to speak with her children on the phone. Her children have had to leave Iran, along...read more
My name is Davood Mousavi. I left Iran in 2006 because my life as an activist, journalist and photographer, had become impossible. I lived five years in India until I moved to Sweden. Living in an open society has given me an opportunity to value the freedom of speech...read more
Mary Rezaian pleads for the Iranian government to release her son, Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian, and his wife Yeganeh Salehi. The two were arrested last week on undetermined charges in Tehran along with two others, one of whom has since been released....read more