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Newly Reelected Rouhani Abandons Promise to End Six-Year House Arrest of Opposition Leaders

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CHRI -
 In his first press conference after being declared the winner of Iran's May 19, 2017 election, President Hassan Rouhani refused to commit to ending the more than six-year extrajudicial house arrests of three opposition leaders—a pledge he made during his first presidential campaign.


Asked what he would do to free opposition leaders Mehdi Karroubi, Mir Hosseini Mousavi and Zahra Rahnavard, who have been detained for more than six years for leading the peaceful, mass protests against the disputed result of the 2009 presidential election, Rouhani suggested that a solution depended on cooperation from other branches of state.

"The country is ruled by laws and we should all submit to

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IRAN: FURTHER INFORMATION: IRAN: WOMEN'S RIGHTS ACTIVIST IN CRITICAL HEALTH: ATENA DAEMI

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Amnesty -
 The health of Iranian women's rights activist, Atena Daemi, has sharply deteriorated. After 46 days on hunger strike, she is critically ill and her body has started rejecting water. Despite doctors' warnings, the authorities are still refusing to transfer her to a hospital outside prison for specialist medical care. She is a prisoner of conscience.


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http://www.amnesty.org/download/Documents/MDE1363222017ENGLISH.pdf

Iranian Judiciary Forbids Campaigners From Printing Rouhani's Criticism of Revolutionary Guard

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CHRI -
 Hardliners Working to Suppress Reformist Leader's Endorsement of Rouhani



Rouhani's supporters campaigning for him at Tehran's Vali Asr street on Thursday
(photo by Islamic Republic News Agency)

Since reformist leader Mohammad Khatami endorsed incumbent President Hassan Rouhani's second-term election campaign, hardliners have been working to suppress the message, as well as Rouhani's criticism of his powerful, hardline opponents, the Center for Human Rights in

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IRAN: FURTHER INFORMATION: REPRISAL FOR SPEAKING OUT AGAINST 1988 MASSACRE: MARYAM AKBARI MONFARED

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Amnesty -
 Prisoner of conscience Maryam Akbari Monfared has been threatened with an additional three-year prison term and exile to a remote prison. This was in reprisal for her open letters seeking truth and justice for her siblings who were extrajudicially executed in 1988. She has been held in Tehran's Evin prison since 2009 serving a 15-year sentence.


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http://www.amnesty.org/download/Documents/MDE1362672017ENGLISH.pdf

Iran refuses hospital transfer for jailed human rights defender on hunger strike for 40 days

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Amnesty -
 The Iranian authorities must immediately transfer Atena Daemi, an imprisoned human rights defender, whose health has sharply deteriorated in recent days, to a hospital outside of prison so that she can receive the specialized medical care she requires, said Amnesty International.


Atena Daemi, who has been on hunger strike for 40 days, has been coughing up blood, suffered severe weight loss, nausea, vomiting, blood pressure fluctuations, and kidney pain. Doctors have warned

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