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Photojournalist Who Worked for Rouhani’s Presidential Campaign Arrested Without Charge

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CHRI -
 Husband Pressured to Confess to Espionage

Formerly imprisoned photojournalist Asal Esmailzadeh was "suddenly" arrested without charge while accompanying her husband to the Culture and Media Court in Tehran on June 19, 2017, Saeed Seif told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI).


Seif, the editor-in-chief of the Didban reformist news website, told CHRI that he does not know why his wife was arrested despite making inquiries and that she is being held in an undeclared location by the judiciary's security branch.

"The only thing that crosses my mind is that both of us were part of Rouhani's media team," he said.

"Last week I was questioned for several hours," he added. "The bottom line was that the investigators wanted

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110 Death Row Prisoners in Zanjan Prison / 17 in Imminent Danger of Execution

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Iran Human Rights -
Among the 110 death row prisoners in Zanjan Prison are at least 17 prisoners who have had their death sentences confirmed by Iran's Supreme Court and sent for implementation


 Approximately half of the prisoners in Zanjan Prison are held on drug related charges. There are about 2,500 prisoners in Zanjan Prison, and about 110 of them are sentenced to death. This prison has a ward for juvenile offenders, and among the prisoners in this ward are eleven teenagers under the

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Denied Due Process, Detained Telegram Channel Admins Go on Hunger Strike

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CHRI -
 Six administrators of channels on the Telegram messaging application who were arrested in the run-up to Iran's May 2017 presidential election have gone on hunger strike in Evin Prison to protest their prolonged detention without access to legal counsel.


Telegram channel admin Nima Keshvari was detained in mid-March 2017 by the IRGC's Intelligence Organization.An informed source told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) that no charges have been issued against the detainees—who supported President Rouhani's recent re-election bid—more than three months after

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Iran: Two Prisoners Hanged on Drug Charges

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Iran Human Rights -
  Around the end of May, two prisoners were reportedly hanged on drug related charges - one at Maragheh Prison (East Azerbaijan province) and the other at Minab Prison (Hormozgan province).


According to close sources, the execution in Maragheh Prison was carried out on Friday May 26. The prisoner has been identified as Fakhroldin Roshani. Mr. Roshani was reportedly arrested in 2012 at the age of 34. The execution in Minab Prison was reportedly carried out on

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Female Prisoners of Evin Prison Deprived of Proper Medical Treatment

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HRANA News Agency
 – while sending political prisoners to clinics is always done with great difficulty by the judicial-security institutions, however, female prisoners, in particular women’s ward of Evin prison inmates suffer from severe deprivation, due to shortage of female security forces.


According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), to send prisoners to a hospital, according to the prosecutor’s order, the detainee must be examined

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