Mohammad Ali Dadkhah: Prisoner of the day

Lawyer beings 9 year sentence

Kaleme: Prominent Iranian human rights lawyer, Mohammad Ali Dadkhah, was transferred to Ward 350 of Evin Prison in order to begin serving his prison sentence.

Mohammad Ali Dadkhah was sentenced to nine years in prison, ten years' ban on legal practice, flogging, and cash fines by Branch 15 of Tehran Revolutionary Court in July 2011.

Dadkhah is a distinguished human rights lawyer who has represented many prisoners of conscience including the Nationalist-Religious activists, Abdolfattah Soltani, Gonabadi Dervishes, Amir Kabir University students, Zanjan University students Alireza Firouzi and Sourena Hashemi, and Youcef Nadarkhani, a Christian pastor formerly on death row.

Mohammad Ali Dadkhah also represented cases where people had filed suit against the government for building the Sivand Dam in Fars Province, and for giving construction permit for Jahan Nama Tower, a highrise in Isfahan.

Dadkhah was first arrested in 2002 during wide arrests of Iran Freedom Movement members. His last arrest was on July 8, 2009, when Security Police arrested him and several of his colleagues at his offices and sealed his legal practice.

Mohammad Ali Dadkhah was a member of Center for Human Rights Defenders. Most members of CHRD, including Mohammad Seifzadeh, Abdolfattah Soltani, and Nasrin Sotoudeh are in prison at this time and Narges Mohammadi was released recently on medical furlough.


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SHAME on the Fascist Islamist regime..

by Roozbeh_Gilani on

For turning our country into perhaps the only country in the world where defence lawyers are routinly put behind bars for daring to perform their job with professional integrity.

"Personal business must yield to collective interest."


Free Dadkhah Now!

by shahrvand2 on

It is outrageous that this decent man and other human rights activists like him are in prison on fabricated charges!

Mona 19

Today Mr. Dadkhah was mentioned in ...

by Mona 19 on

American Center for Law and Justice website:

The Iranian lawyer who successfully represented Christian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani in court, leading to his eventual release and acquittal of apostasy, has been detained and ordered to serve a lengthy prison sentence in one of Iran’s most dangerous prisons.




Guess Where the attenton is on thisby the Western Free media????

by amirparvizforsecularmonarchy on

The attention the wests media gives this and similar cases is discussed right here


What do they mean when they say the west loves Islamic Extremism for Iran?


درود بی پایان بر همه زندانیان سیاسی



یار دربندم دلم همراه توست //

ملک ایران زنده از فریاد توست

سیاسی محبوبترین مبارزان ایرانند.  بی تردید ما آنها را دوست می داریم
، محترم
می شماریم و فداکاریشان را اساسی و گرامی می دانیم. پشتیبانی و ابرازسپاسمان، به
شکلهای گوناگون، بر امید آنها، تعداد مبارزان و همگامی همگانی خواهد افزود.  درود بی پایان بر آنها و پاینده ایران

مُلکِ ایران زنده از فریادِ توست



Support Mohammad Ali Dadkhah NOW!Don't wait for "Regime change"

by Zendanian on

Dear friends, contrary to war mongers on this site, Political Prisoners in Iran need our support in their defense NOW, without any delay,and can not wait for a "regime change" or sanctions to come to free them from their prison cell.

Keep in mind that all these political prisoners inside Iran also oppose sanctions, and war.

Also, please recall, there have been many cases of Iranian Political Prisoners being freed from jail due to public pressure put on officials of IR. With all the resources at our disposal, it would take only a moment to write a letter of protest in support of Political Prisoners in Iran. But such small actions will go a long way for our most brave Political Prisoners in Iran. Lets not leave them alone in their hour of need. 

Please do take a minute out of your schedule and send this protest letter below, or you own version. Many thanks in advance 


I (we) are writing to protest the continued persecution of outspoken lawyers and the gross violation of Human Rights in Iran. We continue to witness many  independent active lawyers brutally persecuted and unjustly imprisoned in Iran.

In particular, this letter is written to express my (our) serious concern about the health and well being of Mr. Mohammad Ali Dadkhah who was unjustly  given a  nine years sentence,  only because he has been defending political activists.

I (we) demand the immediate and unconditional freedom of Mohammad Ali Dadkhah, and  all other jailed  activists and call on the Islamic Republic of Iran to respect the right of  all national/ethnic minorities  to organize, assemble and freedom of association and expression.  




Please send your protests letters to:,,;;,,,;;;;;

An injury to one, is an injury to all.



درود بر تمام زندانیان سیاسی


 ننگ بر آنانیکه از این زندانیان شجاع برای هدف شخصی خود سؤ استفاده میکنند

Iranians of all walks of life taking a stand for their freedom and just rights.  They are to be commanded and supported by all freedom loving folks.


  Iranians need to stand united in their support for these brave souls, support their goals and aspiration for a  free independent and prospers Iran.

  Foreign nations which thru their apartheid policy practice the same insanity and unjust detentions cannot be a good example for the future of Iran and need not to apply. 


'Hambastegi' is the main key to victory 



Regime change for Mohammad's sake

by Fred on

The only way to end the 34 year long human rights nightmare at the hands of the Messianic Islamist Rapists, “reformers” and all is regime change by Iranians for Iranians with logistical help from the sane world.

Backbreaking airtight sanctions plus air/naval quarantine is a must.