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Iran detains 120 people in a coffee shop in downtown Tehran

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Iran detains 120 people in a coffee shop in downtown TehranAl-Arabia - The prosecutor of the city of Tehran, Mahmoud Jafari Dowlat Abadi announced that the Iranian Police apprehended 120 people in a coffee shop, accusing them of not being "in a normal condition," as he describes it, which is the charge issued by the judicial authorities against coffee goers in Iran.

Prominent Iranian Lawyer, Writers Arrested With "Overwhelming Force" at Chain Murders Commemoration

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Prominent Iranian Lawyer, Writers Arrested With Iranhumanrights.org - Police and plainclothes security agents arrested a prominent human rights lawyer and several members of the Writers Association of Iran at a commemoration event for victims of the "chain murders" of dissidents in the 1990s by agents of the Iranian government.

Report: Iran Jails 12 Working In Fashion Industry

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Report: Iran Jails 12 Working In Fashion IndustryRFL/RE - An Iranian court has sentenced 12 people working in the fashion industry to jail for posting images on the Internet, according to a report in local media. The eight men and four women were given sentences ranging from five months to six years in jail by a court in the southern city of Shiraz on December 5, the semiofficial ILNA news agency reported.

Iranian Official Arrested for Supporting Release of Imprisoned Human Rights Activist

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Iranian Official Arrested for Supporting Release of Imprisoned Human Rights ActivistPayvandNews - Alireza Rahmani, the director of public relations for the governor's office in Qazvin, 89 miles (143 kms) northwest of Tehran, was arrested on November 29 for inviting friends online to support the release of imprisoned human rights activist Narges Mohammadi.

Women’s Rights Activist Arrested After Attending Workshop in Georgia

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Women’s Rights Activist Arrested After Attending Workshop in GeorgiaIranhumanrights.org - Photographer and women's right activist Alieh Matlabzadeh has been undergoing interrogation in Evin Prison since November 26 when Intelligence Ministry agents took her into custody without charge, her husband, Sadra Abdollahi, said in an interview with the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.

Iran Cleric Receives Jail Sentence

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Iran Cleric Receives Jail SentenceVOA - The son of a late Iran revolutionary was sentenced Sunday to six years in prison.

Model Arrested, Bare Protester Condemned, Prosecutor Says

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Model Arrested, Bare Protester Condemned, Prosecutor SaysRadiozmaneh - A foreign model who had traveled to Iran to undergo plastic surgery has been arrested, Tehran Prosecutor Mahmoud Jafari Dowlatabadi announced.

Iran arrests 12 officials on spying charges

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IranAlArabiya.net -Iranian MP Hussein Ali Haji Degana has revealed that at least 12 top officials holding dual citizenship have been arrested in Iran on spying charges.

Iranian Activists Detained For Celebrating Persian Emperor

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An Iranian family poses for a picture next to the tomb of Cyrus II of Persia, known as Cyrus the Great, the founder of the Persian Achaemenid Empire in the sixth century BCE, in the town of Pasargad.

RFL/RE - Iranian authorities have detained several organizers of a gathering attended by thousands marking the birth of the pre-Islamic King Cyrus the Great, the founder of the Achaemenid Empire.

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