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IRAN: TEEN ARRESTED AT 14 STILL AT RISK OF EXECUTION: ABOLFAZL CHEZANI SHARAHI

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Amnesty - Iranian teenager Abolfazl Chezani Sharahi remains at risk of execution after his execution scheduled for 17 January was postponed. He was 14 years old at the time of the crime of which he was convicted. Since 2014, he has been subjected to the anguish of being transferred to solitary confinement in preparation for his execution four times.

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Lawyer: Elderly American-Iranian Jailed in Iran Hospitalized with Heart Problems

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VOA - An 81-year-old American-Iranian imprisoned in Iran, Baquer Namazi, was hospitalized earlier this week due to a drop in blood pressure and an irregular heartbeat, his lawyer said Wednesday.

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Iranian Kurdish Activist was Reportedly Killed in Custody

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Iran Human Rights -  While the relatives of Saro Qahremani say he has been murdered in custody and no bullet-hole was seen on his body, Sanandaj Governor claims that Saro Qahremani has been killed during an armed conflict. Iran Human Hights (IHR) once again calls for an independent fact-finding mission.

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Intelligence Ministry Forces Father of Slain Protester to Repeat Authorities’ Version of Events on State TV

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CHRI - Iran’s Intelligence Ministry coerced the father of a dead protester into claiming in front of a camera that his son was killed during an armed confrontation with security forces, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) has learned.

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Iran Should Launch Independent Investigation of Deaths of Two Protesters in Prison

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CHRI - “They arrested him and then they beat and killed him. Now they want to destroy his reputation.”

Iran should launch an independent investigation of the cases of two detainees who died in custody, allegedly by suicide, after being arrested during the recent protests in Iran. The results of the investigations should be shared with the public at every stage of the process with full transparency.

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