Our team

Kaveh Taheri

Kaveh Taheri

Founder, chairman

Kaveh Taheri is a Turkey-based Iranian Human Rights researcher and journalist who has worked exclusively on Human Rights Violations especially Middle East, Iran and has attempted to improve living conditions for refugees awaiting resettlement in Turkey. He has repeatedly protested against excruciating refugee life in Turkey and covered the subject in numerous articles and news reports. Kaveh, who was a former political prisoner in Shiraz, had been sent to prison for his writings and statements on his Websites and Weblogs, in Iran and fled the country through Turkey to save his life.

Danyal Babayani

Danyal Babayani

Board Member, Iran Desk Manager

Iranian human rights defender, researcher, and former political prisoner in Iran for his activism, who lives currently in Turkey since 2015.

Farnoosh Aghili

Farnoosh Aghili

Researcher

The civic activist, who lives in Turkey since 2016.

Hamid Nasiri

Hamid Nasiri

IT Department

Web Programmer, who lives in Sweden since 2011.

Prabalta Rijal

Prabalta Rijal

Deputy Director at ICBHR

Prabalta Rijal worked as a journalist for the past twelve years and she has done extensive reporting on human rights issues around the world specifically in Asia and Africa, she has also handled reporting teams at various levels. She began her career as a volunteer at government-run National English Daily, The Rising Nepal and by the time she left the organization in 2014 she had already been promoted as Desk Editor. She has also worked with The Oslo Times as The Chief International Correspondent.

Salome Orjonia

Salome Orjonia

Bachelor of Laws - LLB at Ilia State University
Mahmoud Masoumi

Mahmoud Masoumi

Contributor

The Turkey-based Iranian Human Rights activist, and the former political prisoner in Iran.

Digvijay Kothari

Digvijay Kothari

Senior Contributor

Digvijay Kothari has been part of the corporate world for many years now. He is also a Co-founder of a PR consulting boutique. He is gifted writer, focusing on the current issues and the issues faced by people in corporate world.

Mohammed Ibrahim

Mohammed Ibrahim

Contributor

Mohammed Ibrahim is a multimedia freelance journalist in Kaduna State, in north-west Nigeria. He graduated from the International Institute of Journalism Abuja and began his journalism career with New Nigerian Newspapers. He started full-time freelance work in 2013 and has published in IRIN news network, The Oslo Times International, Peace News Network New Zealand based, In 2016 he received the Courage in Journalism Award for his investigative reporting, from the Africa Media Development Foundation, and the Developmental and Community Service award from ENACTUS.

Sophie Baron

Sophie Baron

Senior Expert, and Editorial Director

Sophie Baron is a New York City-based political analyst, human rights activist, and cultural historian. Born in London of a mixed Iranian and British background, she has been been involved with the Iranian pro-democracy movement for over 15 years. Her writings have appeared on The Free Iranian, The Free Iran Herald, and the Gateway Pundit.

Laleh Taheri

Laleh Taheri

Consultant