You may or may not have heard of Evin prison, located in the Iranian capital of Tehran. In addition to being renowned for its torture tactis, Evin is home to an overcrowded ward of Female prisoners of conscience.
Just last month the names of the 33 women were released, and subsequently their stories.
With serious violations of human rights occuring, and many sharing the view that these women should never have been sent to prison in the first place, Bill Walter spoke with columnist and author, Dr. Ida Lichter, to find out more about the situation in Iran.
Producer: Sophie McKay