Adnan Hassanpour

Adnan Hassanpour

28 April 2014

The “dean” of Iran’s imprisoned journalists, Adnan Hassanpour was the editor of Asou (Horizon), a now closed weekly, in Marivan, in a western region where most of the population is Kurdish. A Marivan revolutionary court sentenced him to death in 2007 on charges of spying, separatist propaganda and subversive activities against national security. Thanks to […]

Jila Bani Yaghoob

Jila Bani Yaghoob

28 April 2014

Jila Bani Yaghoob, a journalist who runs the Kanoon Zanan Irani (Centre for Iranian Women) website, is supposed to remain silent until 2040. When a Tehran court convicted her in 2010 of “anti-system propaganda” and “insulting the president,” it sentenced her to a year in prison and a 30-year ban on journalistic work. The first […]

Said Matinpour

Said Matinpour

28 April 2014

Said Matinpour, a journalist with the weekly Azeri-language newspaper Yarpagh, is among the media workers who have spent the longest time in the jails of Iran. A Tehran revolutionary court sentenced him to eight years’ imprisonment in 2009 for anti-government propaganda and “maintaining relations with foreigners”. Two years earlier, he was detained in the notorious […]

Siamak Qaderi

Siamak Qaderi

28 April 2014

Four years in prison and 60 lashes. That’s the sentence that the journalist and blogger Siamak Qaderi received in January 2011 after being fired by the government news agency IRNA. He was convicted of using his blog to disseminate anti-government propaganda and false information “liable to disrupt public order.” His crime was not just investigating […]