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Atena Daemi

Atena Daemi

The Guardian Article

Activists and artists hit by new wave of harsh sentencing by Iran judiciary

Letter from Women’s Ward of Evin

Atena Daemi sent out a letter from Evin Prison on May 25, 2018.

Atena Daemi is an anti-death penalty campaigner and a women's and children's rights defender advocating for the rights of children in Kobane and Gaza, for women's rights and against capital punishment.


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.