Nima Rashedan was among the first Iranian cyber-activists. In 1998 as pro-democracy journalist he was arrested and served time in Tehran's notorious Evin prison, including a month in solitary confinement. After his release, Rashedan immigrated to Switzerland. He now lives in Central Europe and continues his work as a dissident and advocate. A frequent focus of his work is the similarity between the methods and objectives of the current Iranian regime and those of the former Soviet Union.