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Arash Sadeghi

Human Rights Defender

Arash Sadeghi is a human rights defender and former student activist in Iran. He has been arrested multiple times, and endured prison, beatings, and house raids in an attempt to limit his peaceful work in defense of freedom of expression in Iran.


Hope for political reform in Iran surfaced when President Hassan Rouhani assumed office in 2013 and dozens of opposition political figures and human rights defenders were released. However, violations of the rights to freedom of expression, association, peaceful assembly and movement of HRDs continue to be prevalent.