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Eight Iranians Active on Facebook Sentenced to Combined 127 Years in Prison

evin-tehranThe International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran - Eight young Iranians active on Facebook have been sentenced to a total of 127 years in prison by Branch 28 of the Revolutionary Court which found them guilty of acting against national security, propaganda against the state and insulting Islam and state officials, IRNA news agency reported.

Inmate Dies at Bandar Abbas Prison after Being Denied Medical Treatment

bandar-abbas-prisonThe International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran - A human rights activist told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that Mostafa Nosrati, age 30, an inmate at the Bandar Abbas Central Prison, died on July 2, 2014, three days after he sustained injuries and was denied transfer to a medical facility.

Wave of Hunger Strikes in Prisons; Are We Aware?

prisonRoozonline - A widescale hunger strike is currently underway among Iranian political prisoners yet we are unaware of its details and are not doing anything about it. We won’t until we hear the news of the death of one of them. If there are some who are doing something about this, their actions are limited to a small circle and they are doing it for well-known and prominent individuals. What is worse is that they are probably doing it merely out of duty and to satisfy their conscience or to simply get in the limelight.

Iran's Khamenei 'warns off bid to free opposition chiefs'

karoubi-moussaviAFP - Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamanei has warned against any bid to end the house arrest of two top opposition leaders, a champion of their release told Iranian media Monday.

MP reveals Leader rejected end to house arrests

karroubi-mousavi-rahnavardRadio Zamaneh - Outspoken Iranian MP Ali Motahari says Iran’s Supreme Leader has turned down his request to release MirHosein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi from house arrest, maintaining that their offence is too big and that if the late leader of the Revolution Ayatollah Khomeini were alive, he would have been even more severe with them.

Filling Prisons with Journalists

arrests-journalistsRoozonline - Yet Another Round of Arrests

Iran technology news website staff jailed for alleged links to BBC

uk-british-embassy-stormingThe Guardian - Eleven Narenji employees sentenced to up to 11 years as Hassan Rouhani administration's tries to improve ties with west

Iranian film-maker jailed for five years for 'collaborating with the BBC'

mahnaz-mohamadiThe Guardian - Mahnaz Mohammadi, charged with collusion against Iran's national security, maintains innocence and fears sentence could be due to women's rights work

Questioning Iran's nuclear program lands professor 18-month sentence

sadegh-zibakalamReuters - Iran has sentenced a prominent academic to 18 months in prison for "spreading propaganda against the Islamic Republic" after he questioned the utility of its disputed nuclear program.

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