Coming from Iran, there is a small but growing exodus of crusading journalists, human rights activists, academics and artists who have long ranked among Iran’s chief agents of change. They range from high-profile cases to the lesser-known members a movement of gays and lesbians struggling for tolerance in a nation where homosexuality is punishable by death.

They struggle with an isolated and depressed life while searching for safety in Turkey.

Iranian Dissidents in Turkey
Iranian Dissidents in Turkey
Iranian Dissidents in Turkey
Iranian Dissidents in Turkey
Iranian Dissidents in Turkey
Iranian Dissidents in Turkey
Iranian Dissidents in Turkey
Iranian Dissidents in Turkey
Iranian Dissidents in Turkey
Iranian Dissidents in Turkey
Iranian Dissidents in Turkey
Iranian Dissidents in Turkey
Iranian Dissidents in Turkey
Iranian Dissidents in Turkey
Iranian Dissidents in Turkey
Iranian Dissidents in Turkey