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An executed political prisoner’s brother is arrested

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naim-abbasiHRANA News Agency – Naim Abbasi, the brother of Ghazi Abbasi who was executed, has been arrested.

Reports say people were arrested trying to join anniversary march

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iran-35yrsRadio Zamaneh - Iranian opposition websites report that a number of participants in today’s march marking the anniversary of the 1979 Revolution have been arrested by security forces.

Security Forces Illegally Arrest Striking Workers

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workers-protestThe International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran - In an action labor leaders are calling “illegal,” security forces have arrested over 20 workers of the Chadormalu Mine in the central province of Yazd, including the head and the secretary of the labor , who stopped work as part of a contract negotiation and labor dispute. Prominent labor ist Mansour Osanloo told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, “According to the Iranian Labor Law, when workers reach a dispute with their employers because of their pay or other guild demands, they have a right to stop work. Therefore they didn’t do anything illegal to warrant the arrests.”

Asphalt workers arrested after protests over firing

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asphalt-workersRadio Zamaneh - Twenty workers at the Toos Asphalt Company have been arrested, according to the Ardkan governor, in the wake of protests on Tuesday against the firing of their representative.

At least 45 Arab citizens are arrested in Ahvaz

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ahwazHRANA News Agency – At least 45 Arab citizens of Ahvaz were arrested in the funeral of an Ahvazi poet.

2 Baluchi prisoners are sentenced to death

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court-sentenceHRANA News Agency – Abdulvahid Shah bakhsh and Mahmoud Shah bakhsh were sentenced to death in Revolutionary court of Zahedan.

Judiciary Official Urges “Maximum Punishment” for Detained IT Professionals Even Before Trial

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it-forced-confessionsThe International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran - The Iranian Judiciary has announced charges against the seven Internet specialists arrested in December 2013, accusing them of collaborating with hostile foreigners and insisting on the harshest punishment available. One month after the IRGC Intelligence Unit arrested several Internet specialists in the city of Kerman, the Head of the Kerman Province’s Judiciary has stated the detainees’ charges as “executing projects and plans of anti-revolutionary foreign residents,” alleging that they worked for BBC Persian Service and the Green Voice of Freedom Website.

2 Kurdish civilians are sentenced to life-long imprisonment

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court-sentenceHRANA News Agency – The court of Salmas has sentenced 2 citizens of this city to life-long imprisonment on charge of supporting the Kurdish opposition group of PJAK.

4 Sunni prisoners are sentenced to death

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fathiHRANA News Agency – According to the announced sentences to Moulavi Fathi Mohammad Naghshbandi and his companion, four people are sentenced to death.

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