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Reformist Journalist Sasan Aghaei in Prolonged Solitary Confinement Despite Calls for His Release by MPs

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CHRI-
 The Iranian judiciary is refusing to release reformist journalist Sasan Aghaei, who has been detained for more than two months in solitary confinement despite calls for his release by members of Parliament.


Since August 12, 2017, the deputy editor-in-chief of the reformist Etemad newspaper has been held in solitary confinement in Evin Prison's Ward 241, controlled by the judiciary's intelligence branch.

"I ask judicial officials to please change his detention order and release him on bail," said Fatemeh Saeidi, a leading member of the Hope reformist faction in Parliament, on October 13. "The honorable authorities can avoid prolonging this journalist's detention."

Without mentioning Aghaei

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Iran: Man Executed at Kerman Prison

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Iran Human Rights  - 
 A prisoner was executed on Moharebeh charges at Kerman Prison.


According to ISNA and the Deputy of Public and Revolutionary Prosecutor's office of Kerman, Mokhtar Shamsuddini, on the morning of Thursday October 12, a prisoner was hanged at Kerman Prison.

The prisoner identified as P.D. was charged with Moharebeh for blocking the road, kidnapping some Afghans, and extorting them.

At least 530 prisoners were executed Last year, 44 of whom were sentenced

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“Suspended” Zoroastrian Member of Yazd City Council Facing Uncertain Future

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CHRI -
 The head councilman of the city of Yazd, in southeastern Iran, has refused to carry out a court order suspending the membership of a fellow councilman who is a member of the minority Zoroastrian faith.


"In my mind and in my religion, I know this ruling is not consistent with religion, freedom or logic," said chief councilman Gholamali Sefid on October 12, 2017.

"This man has not done anything against religion or Islamic law during the years that he has worked as a member of this

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Family of Late President Rafsanjani Banned From Traveling Abroad

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CHRI - Four family members of the late Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani have been banned from traveling abroad by the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), while one member is facing a “fabricated case” against her, an informed source told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI).

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SPECIAL REPORT: 80 Iranian Death Row Prisoners in Malaysia

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Iran Human Rights -
 Currently more than 80 Iranians are facing horrific conditions in the solitary confinement of Malaysian prisons, while awaiting their death sentences for charges of "involvement in drug trafficking". Most of the prisoners were not given fair legal due process. They were not provided a Persian translator during their interrogation, in addition to the trial and the procedure of their case was also flawed.


SPECIAL REPORT: 80 Iranian Death Row Prisoners in MalaysiaA debate on changing the Malaysian anti-drug law and death

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