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Iranian photographers face the lash after criticising official's book

larijani-sadeq-011The Guardian - Pair from Qazvin province sentenced after posting negative reviews about local official's photography book

Iranian-Arab activists draw harsh sentences

4ahwaz-prisoners-karoonRadio Zamaneh - Preliminary court has sentenced four Iranian-Arab activists in Ahwaz to heavy prison terms after they had already spent more than two and a half years in jail.

Iran: Free or Charge Journalists

human-rights-watchHuman Rights Watch - Renewed Crackdown with Four New Arrests

Iranian writer sentenced to death: Arzhang Davoodi

arzhang-davoodiAmnesty International - Iranian prisoner of conscience Arzhang Davoodi, already in prison for nearly 11 years, has now been sentenced to death on a new charge of “enmity against God”, in relation to his peaceful political activism and writings.

Ruling of Combined 127-Year Sentence for Facebook Users Violates Iran’s Own Laws

Facebook-011The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran - A source knowledgeable about the case of eight young Iranians sentenced to heavy prison sentences for their activities on Facebook told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that in an illegal ruling, Branch 28 of the Tehran Revolutionary Court under Judge Moghisseh has issued verdicts that are up to three times longer than allowable under Iran’s own laws. The judge in the case has combined the old and the new Islamic Penal Codes in arriving at the unusually long sentences, totaling 127 years combined, said the source.

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.

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