Saeid Dehghan

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Born9 September 1972
Tehran, Iran
EducationIslamic Azad University (1995)
  • Human Rights Lawyer
  • Writer
  • Civil rights activist

Saeid Dehghan, born September 9, 1972, is an Iranian human rights lawyer, writer, and civil rights activist[1].[2]

Dehghan is an active member of the International Bar Association (IBA) and Iran Central Bar Association (ICBA). He has taught human rights courses at bar associations and academic institutions around the world and has served as lead counsel in high-profile cases in the Islamic Republic including French tourist Benjamin Brière[3] and Iranian-French academic Fariba Adelkhah.[4]

Deghan is frequently quoted on high-profile cases in Iran by international media outlets, including the case of Vahid Afkari, the brother of Execution of Navid Afkari, a champion Iranian wrestler who was executed in Shiraz, Iran, in September 2020.

In December 2019, he accepted the Franco-German Prize for Human Rights and the Rule of Law on behalf of imprisoned human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh at the French Embassy in Tehran.


  1. "For Iran's Lawyers, Defending Dissidents Is Getting Dangerous". Retrieved 2021-08-25.
  2. "An Iranian human rights lawyer's lot". Law Gazette. Retrieved 2021-08-25.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. "Iran Will Try French Citizen on Spying Charges". The New York Times. 2021-05-30. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2021-08-25.
  4. "Lawyer: Iran grants furlough to French-Iranian researcher". AP NEWS. 2021-08-14. Retrieved 2021-08-26.

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