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Yasaman Hashdari


Yasaman Hashdari is a woman human rights defender and poet, actively advocating for women’s rights through her writings on women's issues since 2000. She has also been dedicated to combatting child labour 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.