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Zahra Dadres


Zahra Dadres is a woman human rights defender renowned for her efforts to promote the health and well-being of disadvantaged women in Gilan province through her human rights work.

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.