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Hasti Amiri


Hasti Amiri is a woman human rights defender and campaigner for students’ rights and a graduate student of law at Allameh Tabataba'i University. Previously in 2022, she has been sentenced to one year in prison on the charge of “propaganda activities against state” for her advocacy for women’s rights and against death penalty and have served seven moths in Evin prison in 2022.

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.


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.