M., Iranian journalist

After being fired from various media for being too outspoken, M. fled her country in 2011 and went to Malaysia, where she continued her journalistic activities and, in particular, continued to criticize the Revolutionary Guards. This has resulted in her receiving threats from the Iranian government and its thugs in Malaysia, while the obliging Malaysian government looks the other way. She now lives in fear of being deported back to Iran and has gone into hiding.