2 Ruhollah Zam(Journalist, Activist)
Ruhollah Zam was an Iranian journalist and activist remembered for founding and operating Amadnews, a popular Telegram channel. During the 2017–2018 Iranian protests, he played an important role by running an anti-government forum which the officials claimed incited the protests. Charged with "corruption on earth," Ruhollah Zam was sentenced to death and executed in 2020 at the age of 42.
3 Enissa Amani(Comedian)
4 Ahmad Shamlu(Poet)
Ahmad Shamlu was an Iranian poet, journalist, and writer. Widely regarded as one of the most influential poets of modern Iran, Shamlou is often counted among the pioneers of modern Persian poetry. Along with Nima, Shamlu has had the greatest influence on Iranian poets of his generation. Ahmad Shamlu is a recipient of prestigious awards like the Stig Dagerman Prize.
5 Hossein Fatemi(Scholar)
Hossein Fatemi was an Iranian scholar who served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs from 16 September 1952 to 19 August 1953. He worked closely with Mohammad Mosaddegh and proposed the nationalization of Iranian gas and oil assets. When the Mosaddegh government was toppled after the 1953 coup d'état, Hossein Fatemi was arrested, tortured, and executed by a firing squad.
6 Farzad Bazoft(Journalist)
7 Mohammad-Taqi Bahar(Poet)
Mohammad-Taqi Bahar was a renowned Iranian scholar, poet, historian, journalist, politician, and Professor of Literature. Counted among the most influential cultural icons of modern Iran, Bahar had a strong impact on the progression of modern Persian poetry and literature through his literary magazine Majaleh-ye Dāneshkadeh. Bahar is also known as the father of another great historian and mythologist Mehrdad Bahar.
8 Farah Abadi(Television Presenter)
9 Atossa Araxia Abrahamian(Journalist and a senior editor of The Nation)
10 Parvin Ardalan(Women's rights activist)
Parvin Ardalan is an Iranian writer, journalist, and leading women's rights activist. Her efforts and struggles for gender equality in Iran earned her the prestigious Olof Palme Prize in 2007. In 2012, Parvin Ardalan was granted permanent residency by the Swedish Migration Board.