Hossein Khezri had been forced to drop out of school after eighth grade due to poverty, and had started to work in a carpet weaving shop in order to help his family make ends meet. According to his attorney, he lost 70% of his eyesight because of the shop’s unfavorable work conditions.
Iran must immediately allocate the resources prison officials have repeatedly asked for. It must allow implementation of the preventive measures recommended by the World Health Organization, as well as the Judiciary’s own directives.
INTERRUPTED LIVES: Portraits of Student Repression in Iran
"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.