He knew poverty and discrimination too well to be indifferent. He worked to pay for his law studies. His hope to be a lawyer and fight injustice was shattered in an Intelligence detention center in Sanandaj
"Interrupted Lives" is a traveling exhibit that tells the story of Iranian students who have been punished for expressing their beliefs. Thousands have been victims of politically motivated arrests or executions during the past three decades.
This timeline examines four decades of persecution of lawyers in Iran. It is the first phase of a project that seeks to provide an understanding about the root causes for systematic persecution of human rights defenders, journalists, lawyers and others who have called for reform.
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Newsletter / Updates
February 26, 2019
Human Rights Library
“They Arrest You First, Then They Come up with a Charge”: Shirin Ebadi Recounts Persecution for her Legal Work
What Happens to Murder Rates when the Death Penalty is Scrapped? A Look at Eleven Countries Might Surprise You
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