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Arrest of Cleric Imprisoned for Highlighting 1988 Political Prisoners Massacre “Like a Kidnapping”

Iranhumanrights.org – The wife of Ahmad Montazeri, sentenced to six years in prison for publishing an incriminating audio file on the Islamic Republic’s mass execution of thousands of prisoners in 1988, told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that her husband’s arrest was “more like a kidnapping.” Twenty-four hours after Montazeri was taken to Evin Prison on February …

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Largest Trade Union Body Asks Iran’s Leader to End Persecution of Prominent Activist

Iranhumanrights.org – The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has written to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei calling for an end to the persecution of Reza Shahabi, a prominent labor activist who has refused to comply with a summons to return to prison. “A return to detention of Reza Shahabi, unjustly convicted for his trade union activity, would be only a …

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Will this woman become Iran’s first female president?

Al-monitor – Iran may see its first female presidential candidate in the May 19 elections. After a period of silence, Marzieh Vahid Dastjerdi, the Islamic Republic’s first and only female minister, has in recent days and weeks made headlines once again. Dastjerdi headed the Ministry of Health and Medical Education between 2009 and 2012 after being one of three women …

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Iranian Sunni Leader Worried By Alleged ‘Secret Order’ To Quickly Execute Prisoners

RFL/RE – The spiritual leader of Iran’s Sunnis has written to Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to express concern over “rumors” of a secret order for the speedy execution of Sunni prisoners convicted of drug trafficking. Molavi Abdolhamid calls in his letter for “wise and fatherly” intervention Molavi Abdolhamid, the Friday Prayers leader of the southeastern city of Zahedan …

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Beaten and Harassed, Dual National Serving 18-Year Prison Sentence in Iran on Hunger Strike

Iranhumanrights.org – Iranian-American dual citizen Reza (Robin) Shahini, currently serving an 18-year prison sentence in Gorgan Prison (about 190 miles east of Tehran), has gone on hunger strike to protest his unjust sentence. Reza (Robin) Shahini An informed source also told the Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that Shahini, who is currently being held in solitary confinement, has been …

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