|Showing a detailed yet cohesive image of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s systematic abuses is challenging, specially because we want to be able to see the populations that are targeted based on their ethnicity, religion, gender, the activities that lead to their arrest, the charges that were brought against them, and the mistreatment they have been subjected to.
The majority of Iran’s political prisoners are ethnic and religious minorities. After solitary confinement and denied contact with family and legal council, torture and physical mistreatment are the most common violations that they face.
Today, Iran is holding at least 880 political prisoners. Each one of these men and women have been subjected to injustice. People like Abdulfatah Soltani, a human rights attorney who after almost 9 years of imprisonment, was finally granted furlough, only to attend his 30 year-old daughter’s funeral. Zeinab Jalalian, a Kurdish activist who is losing her eyesight due to mistreatment in prison, and Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British-Iranian woman who has been behind bars for more than 2 years on charges that were pulled out of thin air.
By hearing their stories, recording, and sharing them we hope to offer these prisoners a platform to seek the justice that Iran’s judicial system denies them.
We hope the new updated site will be completed by the end of this year.
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