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Iran: Reformist MPs Call on Science Ministry to Allow "Starred" Student Activists to Attend University

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CHRI - Students accused of engaging in peaceful activism continue to be banned from attending university in Iran despite President Hassan Rouhani's election campaign promise that he would lift the ban. On November 30, 2017, the reformist newspaper Jame-e Farda reported that between 150 and 200 graduate and PhD-level students were blocked from enrolling in Iranian universities in the current academic year because they had "stars" on their records. However, the actual number is likely much higher.

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Three Political Prisoners Sentenced To A Total Of 23 Years In Prison

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RFL/RE - Three former political prisoners, who were rearrested last year, have been sentenced to a total of 23 years imprisonment, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) reported.

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Iran: Three More Executions in Tabriz

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Iran Human Rights - Three prisoners were hanged at Tabriz Central Prison on murder charges while three other prisoners were hanged at the same prison on Wednesday November 22.

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Iran: 10 Prisoners Hanged on Murder Charges

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Iran Human Rights -  Ten prisoners were hanged at Rajai Shahr Prison on murder charges Wednesday November 29.

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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe latest: Husband hits out at Iran’s 'lies' after 'fresh evidence' aired

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standard - The husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has hit out at Iran’s "lies" after it aired more allegations against the London mother that could add 16 years to her prison sentence.

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