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Young Man Facing Death for Insulting Islam Online Tricked into Signing Confession

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Iranhumanrights.org -
 Sina Dehghan, sentenced to death for "insulting the prophet" of Islam when he was 19-years-old, was tricked into signing his confession, an informed source told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI).


Despite the severity of the charge, a court-appointed attorney who failed to defend him properly represented him during his trial, added the source, who requested anonymity for security reasons.

"During his interrogation, Sina was told that if he signed a confession and repented, he would be pardoned and let go," said the source in an interview with CHRI on March 21, 2017. "Unfortunately, he made a childish decision and accepted the charges. Then they sentenced him to death."

"Later he admitted that he

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Baha'is Imprisoned in Iran for Religious Beliefs Singled Out for Cruel Treatment

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Iranhumanrights.org -
 A member of Iran's perseacuted Baha'i faith has expressed serious concerns about two imprisoned ailing family members who are being denied early release despite being legally eligible.


Jamaloddin Khanjani

The Intelligence Ministry is refusing to send Jamaloddin Khanjani, an elderly former Baha'i community leader who has spent more than nine years in prison, to the hospital for long-term care, his nephew, Siavash Khanjani, told the Center for Human Rights in Iran

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Reformist Editor Arrested by Security Agents Amid Pre-Election Crackdown

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Iranhumanrights.org -
 Amid a widening crackdown on journalists and activists in Iran ahead of the country's May 2017 presidential election, security agents arrested Morad Saghafi, the reformist editor-in-chief of Goftegoo (Conversation) magazine, on March 15, 2017.


His lawyer, Hamed Zargar, said on March 16 that Saghafi had a phone conversation with a family member the day after he was arrested, and has little chance of being released on bail before the

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Marjan Davari Sentenced to Death and Transferred to Garchak Prison

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HRANA News Agency –
 A 50-year-old researcher and translator has been sentenced to death in late January. She was transferred from women’s ward in Evin to Rey prison (Gharchak of Varamin) at the same time. One of the charges against Ms. Davari is membership in Eckankar. This verdict has recently submitted to her.


Marjan DavariAccording to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Marjan Davari, 50-year-old researcher and translator, had been arrested on September

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12 Reformist Telegram Channel Admins Arrested in Iran Ahead of May 2017 Election

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Iranhumanrights.org -
 Iranian security forces arrested 12 administrators of reformist-aligned Telegram channels on March 14-16, 2017, deleted the channels' content and changed their names.


A number of those who were arrested have since been released, but Ali Heydarvalizadeh, the admin of the Majma Eslahtalaban (Reformist's Forum) and Ali Ahmadnia, the admin of Eslahtat News (Reform News) remain incarcerated at an unknown location, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) has

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