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Ordinary citizens in Iran rally to save death-row prisoners

Al-monitor – Mahyaddin spent the final hours of 2016 in solitude, deciding whether to spare the life of a man on death row for killing his only son, Pouya. Five years ago, Pouya was knifed to death by 17-year-old Hemin Oraminejad in a brawl over petty issues in the western Iranian city of Sanandaj. The Supreme Court rejected Oraminejad’s appeal …

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Iran: Wave of floggings, amputations and other vicious punishments

Amnesty – Iran’s persistent use of cruel and inhuman punishments, including floggings, amputations and forced blinding over the past year, exposes the authorities’ utterly brutal sense of justice, said Amnesty International. Hundreds are routinely flogged in Iran each year, sometimes in public. In the most recent flogging case recorded by Amnesty International, a journalist was lashed 40 times in Najaf …

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Political Prisoners on Death Row in Iran Fear Reinstatement of Long-Term Visitations Ban

Iranhumanrights.org – Political prisoners Zanyar Moradi and Loghman Moradi, both ethnic Kurds on death row in Rajaee Shahr Prison in Karaj, have been denied visitations since mid-December 2016 without reason and worry a previous ban that lasted for years has been reinstated. “I don’t have a good feeling about this visitation ban,” Loghman Moradi told the Campaign for Human Rights …

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Khatami, Former Political Prisoners and Ailing Mother Convince Ali Shariati to End 75-Day Hunger Strike

Iranhumanrights.org – Requests by prominent reformist leader Mohammad Khatami, political prisoners, and his ailing mother ultimately convinced imprisoned civil rights activist Ali Shariati to halt his hunger strike, after 75 days, on January 14, 2017. “Ali ended the hunger strike because of my health problems and after requests from a group of political prisoners and (former president) Mohammad Khatami, who …

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

Iranhumanrights.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. “The only thing the authorities have told us is …

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