Sayed Ziaoddin (Zia) Nabavi

Name: Sayed Ziaoddin (Zia) Nabavi
Date of Imprisonment: June 2009
Occupation: Student
Charge: Moharebeh (“Enmity Towards God”)
Current Status: Imprisoned
Sentence: 10 Years

He was released in January 2018.

Nabavi co-founded the Advocacy Council for the Right to Education, an organization of students barred from studying as a result of their political activities, in 2007. He was arrested shortly after Iran’s disputed 2009 presidential election for attending a mass protest, and is currently serving a 10-year sentence in Karoun Prison in southwest Iran.