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Jelveh Javaheri

WHRD, journalist, founder
One Million Signatures campaign

Jelveh Javaheri is a woman human rights defender and journalist. She is a founding member of the One Million Signatures campaign, aimed at abolishing discriminatory laws against women in Iran. Additionally, she has authored numerous writings on women’s issues and played a pivotal role in establishing NGOs dedicated to advancing women's rights through education. Javaheri has faced repeated targeting for her peaceful human rights activities, including instances in 2007, 2008, 2019, and 2020.

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.