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IRAN: FURTHER INFORMATION: REPRISAL FOR SPEAKING OUT AGAINST 1988 MASSACRE: MARYAM AKBARI MONFAREDAmnesty - Prisoner of conscience Maryam Akbari Monfared has been threatened with an additional three-year prison term and exile to a remote prison. This was in reprisal for her open letters seeking truth and justice for her siblings who were extrajudicially executed in 1988. She has been held in Tehran's Evin prison since 2009 serving a 15-year sentence.

Iran refuses hospital transfer for jailed human rights defender on hunger strike for 40 days

IranAmnesty - The Iranian authorities must immediately transfer Atena Daemi, an imprisoned human rights defender, whose health has sharply deteriorated in recent days, to a hospital outside of prison so that she can receive the specialized medical care she requires, said Amnesty International.

Family Witnesses Reformist Political Activist Faint From Hunger Strike in Evin Prison

CHRI - Hengameh Shahidi Held Without Charge or Legal Counsel Since March 2017

“Be My Daughter’s Voice,” Pleads Mother of Hunger-Striking Activist Serving Seven Years

CHRI - Imprisoned human rights activist Atena Daemi has been stricken with a kidney infection nine days after going on hunger strike to protest a new sentence issued against her and her sisters following a complaint by the Revolutionary Guards.

Political Prisoner Narges Mohammadi Offered Furlough in Exchange for Silence - Mohammadi: Imprisonment Makes Me More "Determined"

Imprisoned human rights defender Narges Mohammadi has been offered temporary release if she promises to be silent about her unjust sentence, her husband told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI).



IRAN:Amnesty - Iranian journalist Hengameh Shahidi is in a critical condition in Tehran’s Evin prison. She has been on hunger strike for 29 days in protest at her arrest on 9 March. She has a heart condition and is refusing her medication. She is being held in solitary confinement and has been denied access to a lawyer.

Hengameh Shahidi a step from death

Hengameh Shahidi a step from deathIOPHR - Hengameh Shahidi, the journalist, women's rights activist and the advisor on Women's Affairs to Sheikh Hojjatoleslam Mehdi Karroubi, on 10th March, was illegally arrested and imprisoned in Evin Prison. Ms Shahidi who is on her 24th day of hunger strike is currently in a very critical condition, and in her last contact with her family on 1st April asked her family to forgive her for any hurt she might have caused and to consider her last words to them as her will and last testament.

Political Activist and Former Reformist MP to be Tried on New and Undeclared Charges - Outspoken political activist and former reformist member of Parliament Faezeh Hashemi will face a new trial in April 2017 on undeclared charges, an informed source told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI).

Predicting Her Arrest, Reformist Activist Wrote Letters Criticizing Rouhani’s Failure to Protect Citizens

Hengameh Shahidi, a reformist - Hengameh Shahidi, a reformist senior member of the Etemad Melli (National Trust) opposition party, has decried her arrest as part of a crackdown by hardliners on reformists ahead of Iran's upcoming presidential election. In two open letters, she also criticized President Hassan Rouhani, who will be running for re-election on May 19, 2017, for failing to protect citizen's rights.

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