Cost of Activism: Deaths of Political Prisoners in Iranian State Custody (1999-2018) by Center for Human Rights in Iran
In Iran, at least 28 prisoners held on politically motivated charges have died in state custody due to beatings, denial of medical care or gross negligence on the part of state authorities since 1999. The vast majority of the political prisoners were detained because of their peaceful activism and almost all of their families have been denied the opportunity to seek justice. The Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) created this infographic to highlight the very real danger of peaceful activism in Iran, loss of life, and to humanize these numbers. These 28 men and women lost their lives for peacefully advocating for political and human rights in Iran; the world should know their names.