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Iran Political Prisoners

Why We Should 'Adopt' Iranian Women Prisoners of Conscience

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 01.27.2013 | World
Ida Lichter, M.D.

Now that many names of those in Evin prison have been published, these courageous women must not be forgotten and the Iranian government should be pressured for their immediate release.

Forgotten Captive: The Most Famous Political Prisoner In Iran

Fariba Amini | Posted 01.25.2013 | World
Fariba Amini

I visited him in 2005 at his home in northern Tehran, facing the Alborz Mountains. He is the longest held prisoner of Iran, sometimes referred to as the Iranian Mandela.

Simply for Trying to Teach: Imprisoning Bahá'í Teachers and Leaders in Iran

Sarah Shourd | Posted 07.22.2012 | World
Sarah Shourd

While in prison, I once had the extraordinary experience of meeting Fariba Kamalabadi. During that brief encounter I wasn't able to learn any of the specifics of Fariba's detention. When I was later released and did some research, I was astounded by Fariba's kindness and bravery that day.

Kahrizak Prison, Which Held Iranian Protesters, Ordered Closed

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran on Tuesday released 140 people detained in Iran's postelection turmoil and the supreme leader ordered the closure of a priso...