Human Rights Activists in Iran: History, Obstacles, Achievements

Human Rights Activists in Iran: History, Obstacles, Achievements

Human Rights Activists in Iran: History, Obstacles, Achievements

Human Rights Activists in Iran: History, Obstacles, Achievements


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Throughout the book, prominent human rights activists, lawyers, and community leaders share their stories and experiences of both being part of Human Rights Activists in Iran and witnessing its work, in the hopes of inspiring future generations of activists. They include:

    • Keyvan Rafiee – Founder and Director of Human Rights Activists in Iran

    • Behrouz Sadegh Khanjani – Head of the Iranian Church organization and a former prisoner of conscience

    • George Haroonian – Iranian-American Jewish human rights activist

    • Simin Rouzgard – Former Editor of Peace Mark Magazine

    • Ladan & Roya Boroumand – Founders and directors of Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

    • Rezvaneh Mohammadi – A Gender and Sexual Minorities activist who was sentenced to 5 years because of her activism

    • Shahed Alavi – Journalist and Kurdish rights activist

    • Habibollah Sarbazi – Journalist and founder of the Baloch Activists Campaign

    • Shirin Ebadi – Lawyer, founder of Defenders of Human Rights Center in Iran, a former judge who received the Nobel Prize for Peace in 2003

    • Kavian Sadaghzadeh Milani – Founder of the Center for Health and Human Rights, Baha'i rights activist

    • Simin Fahandaj – Spokesperson for the Baha'i International Community

    • Dian Alaei – The Baha'i International Community representative

    • Kouhyar Goudarzi – Journalist and co-founder of the Committee of Human Rights Reporters

    • Hossein Raeesi – Lawyer and author

    • Hadi Ghaemi – Founder of the Center for Human Rights in Iran

    • Dr. Abdolkarim Lahiji – Lawyer and President of the International Federation for Human Rights

    • Mehrangiz Kar – Lawyer, author, and human rights activist

    • Elahe Sharifpour-Hicks – Former Human Rights Watch researcher and director of the Human Rights and Planning Group in New York

    • Shadi Sadr – Lawyer, and Co-founder of Justice for Iran

    • Karim Khalaf Dahimi – Arab human rights activist

    • Ali Kalaei – Journalist and former prisoner of conscience

    • Ali Ajami – Former editor of HRANA, a former prisoner of conscience (he passed away in 2020)

    • Behrouz Javid Tehrani – Former prisoner of conscience for a decade, research assistant at Human Rights Watch

    • Jamshid Barzegar – Former BBC Persian site editor, director of the Persian section of Deutsche Welle (Germany)

    • Morteza Kazemian – Journalist and member of the Central Council of the Association for the Defense of Press Freedom

    • Najaf Nemati – Researcher, writer, and Turkish rights activist

    • Siamak Ghaderi – Editor-in-Chief of various newspapers in Iran, including the State News Agency (IRNA), a former prisoner of conscience, and winner of the Hellman Prize –Human Rights Watch

    • Reza Haghighat-Nejad – Author and analyst who is a contributor to many news media

    • Reza Haji-Hosseini – Editor of Human Rights section in Radio Zamaneh

    • Kaveh Ghoreishi – Activist, author, and reporter

    • Kambiz Ghafouri – Political analyst and journalist for various media outlets, including Radio Free Europe and Iran International

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781737066804
Publisher: Human Rights Activists
Publication date: 09/11/2021
Pages: 204
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

Keyvan Rafiee is the Founder and Director of Human Rights Activists in Iran.
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