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Behnam Mousivand

Behnam Mousivand


Behnam Mousivand is a human rights defender who has been imprisoned several times because of his human rights work and advocacy for the rights of prisoners and children in Iran. He is also a civil rights activist, he has taken part in humanitarian projects in areas affected by earthquakes, and has advocated for the right to freedom of assembly during 2009 and January 2018 general protests in Iran.


Human rights defenders and journalists are arrested, detained and prosecuted in unfair trials. HRDs continue to receive death threats and are subjected to harassment, arbitrary arrest and detention. They are refused bail or receive extreme bail conditions. HRDs are additionally subjected to systematic surveillance and their family members are targeted. Journalists have been subjected to flogging for criticising the government.