Who we are
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MOHAMMAD MOGHIMI

Mohammad Moghimi is an Iranian attorney, a senior human rights expert, civil activist and researcher on various human rights issues.

He represented Iranian political prisoners, religious minorities, women’s rights activists, journalists, student activists, labour activists, writers, civil and human rights activists such as Nasrin Sotoudeh, Athena Farghdani, Reza Khandan, Farhad Meysamy.

Moghimi also was the representative in the complaints against Judge Moghiseh and Judge Ghasemzadeh for filtering Telegram and the case of deceased environmentalist and human right activist Farshid Hakki.

 

Mohammad Moghimi has a master’s degree in human rights at the University of Tehran.   He is also a researcher in the field of human rights and has authored books, articles and notes in this regard.

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MICHAEL POLAK

Michael Polak is a barrister at the Bar of England & Wales practicing from Church Court  Chambers in London as well as being a Director of Justice Abroad. Michael practices in criminal defence, public international law, and international human rights and is regularly instructed in some of the highest profile cases around the world.

Michael is teaming up with Mohammad and Shaparak to push for the release of Iran's lawyers who are unjustly imprisoned simply for doing their job.

Michael holds a Master's Degree in Public International Law from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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SHAPARAK SHAJARIZADEH

Shaparak is a women’s rights activist, human rights advocate and author.

She is the Senior Fellow at the Raoul Wallenberg Center for Human Rights founded by Irwin Cotler and also a member of Iran Transition Council. She wrote a book “La Liberte N'est Pas Un Crime “ based on her autobiography. 

She published articles in TIME and National Post about her lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh. 

In June 2020 Shaparak spoke at UN Human Rights Council regarding violation of women’s and human right and also brought attention to the fate of her lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh and also Atena Daemi.

 

In February 2020 she won the Geneva Summit 2020 International Women's Prize . 

Shaparak was also included in the BBC's list of 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world for 2018.