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Matin Yazadani

WHRD, photographer, teacher

Matin Yazadani is a woman human rights defender, photographer, and teacher who has dedicated her efforts to addressing violence against women in the city of Rasht, Gilan province.

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.