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Six People Said Killed, 300 Arrests At Sufi Protest In Iran

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RFL/RE - A demonstration by dervishes protesting against the arrest of one of them has led to violent clashes with the police, resulting in deaths and injuries.

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Iran: The Fourth Inmate Murdered In Sanandaj Prison

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Iran-HRM - Authorities in Sanandaj Prison murdered an inmate by the name of Hossein Gholizadeh on Feb 13, reports indicate. His body was found in the jail’s bathroom. Prison authorities said he committed suicide, a claim rejected by his cell-mates.

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Iran: Seven Members Of Baha’i Community Arrested In Bushehr

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Iran-HRM - Iran’s Security Force raided Baha’i individuals’ homes on Tuesday, February 13, arresting seven people and confiscating their belongings including laptops, mobile phones and books. Minu Riazati, Asadullah Jaberi, Ehteram Shakhi, Emad Jaberi, Farideh Jaberi, Lagha Faramarzi and puneh Nasheri were detained.

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Mother of Ailing Hunger Striker Atena Daemi Assaulted in Front of Evin Prison

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CHRI - Masoumeh Nemati, the mother of imprisoned civil rights activist Atena Daemi, was attacked in front of Evin Prison in Tehran on February 13, 2018, after she tried to inquire about her daughter’s hunger strike.

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Iran Executions: A Prisoner Executed in Zanjan

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Iran Human Rights - A prisoner was hanged at Zanjan Central Prison on murder charges.

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