Mariam Claren

Mariam Claren is the daughter of Nahid Taghavi, a German-Iranian who has been arbitrarily imprisoned in Iran’s Evin prison since October 2020.

Claren moved to Germany at a young age, studying economics in Cologne before becoming marketing lead at a major company. Her activism began after her mother, a women’s rights activist, was forcibly disappeared during a visit to Iran and sentenced to over 10 years in prison. She was arrested in an undercover raid disguised as a visit by emergency services.

Claren is the founder of #FreeNahid and a tireless campaigner on behalf of all Iran’s political prisoners.








Held Hostage In Iran with Mariam Claren

Daughter to German-Iranian women’s rights activist Nahid Taghavi, currently held hostage in Iran, Mariam Claren, speaks at the 14th Annual Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy – see quotes below, followed by full prepared remarks. On leaving Iran: “The last time I stepped foot in Iran, I was 2 years