He stood out for his academic abilities and attended a top school. As a young teen, he was arrested for selling copies of a political newspaper.
"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.