Iran: Songwriter and poet arrested

yaghma golrouee

Iranian songwriter and poet Yaghma Golrouee was arrested on 30 November 2015, according to the Iranian Labor News Agency (ILNA). Details on the reason behind the arrest or where Golrouee was taken are still unknown and unclear.

According to in 2013 one of Goulrouee’s poems was used by controversial Iranian rapper Shahin Najafi, who had a death sentence issued against him in 2012 for his lyrics. Further, two Iranian poets were sentenced to lashes and lengthy prison sentences in October 2015 for, among other things, collaborating with Najafi.

Golrouee is well known in Iran for his songs and poetry and had the country’s best-selling book last year entitled ‘I Have a Dream.’

Photo above: Yaghma Golrouee. Courtesy of


» – 1 December 2015:
Iranian Poet and Songwriter Yaghma Golrouee Arrested

» Iranian Labor News Agency – 1 December 2015:
Yaghma Golrouee arrested

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» – 12 May 2015
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