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Ahmad Montazeri, Son Of Top Iranian Dissident Cleric, Taken Into Custody

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RFL/RE - The son of one of the founding fathers of Iran's Islamic republic has been arrested to serve a six-year prison sentence for releasing a decades-old audio tape in which his father denounced the mass executions of political prisoners in 1988.

Revolutionary Guards Try to Silence US-Based Iranian Dissident by Arresting Her Sister

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img_0670-768x432-1-2Iranhumanrights.org - Leila Haghighatjou, the sister of Fatemeh Haghighatjou, an outspoken critic of the Islamic Republic, was arrested by the Revolutionary Guards to intimidate the former member of Parliament, an informed source told the Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.

Iran sentences man to 10 years for espionage

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Iran sentences man to 10 years for espionagewashingtonpost — Iran's official IRNA news agency is reporting that a 62-year-old man has been sentenced to a 10-year prison term on espionage charges.

Iran: man and woman sentenced to death by stoning

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Iran: man and woman sentenced to death by stoningIran Human Rights - Local media in Iran have reported on a woman and a man who were both recently sentenced to death by stoning on the charge of adultery.

In Iran, From Prison to Exile for Posting Jokes on Facebook

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soheil-babadiIranhumanrights.org - After completing a five-year prison sentence in Iran for posting jokes about religion on Facebook, the Judiciary has sent Soheil Babadi into exile. The 39-year-old computer engineer must now spend the next two years in Beshagard, a remote community of 35,000 people in the southern coastal province of Hormozgan, a source told the Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.

Iranian-Dutch Dual National and Dissident Imprisoned in Tehran Denied Medical Care

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sabri-hassanpourIranhumanrights.org - The officials of Evin Prison are denying Sabri Hassanpour, an Iranian-born citizen of the Netherlands and outspoken critic of the Islamic Republic who has been imprisoned in Iran since March 2016, open-heart surgery, according to an informed source.

Iran’s Intelligence Ministry Arrests Mother of Green Movement Gunshot Victim

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mother-of-mostafa-karimbeygiIranhumanrights.org - Shahnaz Akmali, the mother of a well-known victim of the Islamic Republic's violent crackdown on the Green Movement, which grew out of the widespread protests against the results of Iran's 2009 presidential election, was arrested by the Intelligence Ministry on January 25, 2017.

Revolutionary Guards Arrest Former Reformist MP’s Sister on Unspecified “Security Charges”

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haghighatjooIranhumanrights.org - Fatemeh Haghighatjou, a former reformist member of Iran's Parliament currently living in the United States, is desperately seeking information about her sister, Leila Haghighatjou, who was arrested on December 19, 2016 in Tehran by the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) and is being held without access to a lawyer.

Revolutionary Court Sentences More Than 70 Iranians to Prison for Celebrating “Cyrus Day”

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Iranhumanrights.org - More than 70 people who were arrested in October 2016 at a peaceful gathering celebrating Cyrus the Great were tried in mid-December without legal council and sentenced to long prison terms by the Revolutionary Court in the city of Shiraz.

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