Kasra Nouri is a human rights defender, journalist, and director at the "Majzooban-e noor" website, which covered news events about the Gonabadi Dervishes, a Sufi splinter group. Nouri was last arrested with his family during 2018 Dervish protests and sentenced to 12 years in prison. He also received 148 lashes as part of his punishment.
He is serving executable 6 years and three months sentence on the charge of “gathering and collusion against the national security” in Adel-Abad prison near the central city of Shiraz, after initially being held in the Greater Tehran Penitentiary. Tehran’s Appeals Court upheld his sentence in March 2019. He has spent almost nine years in priosn so far, also on previous charges.