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Imprisoned Christian Convert, Eligible for Early Release, on Hunger Strike Until Judiciary Addresses Her Case

 Christian convert Maryam (Nasim) Naghash Zargaran, imprisoned since 2013, has vowed to continue the hunger strike she began on July 5, 2016 until her demand for early conditional release is met, her mot 

Read more: Imprisoned Christian Convert, Eligible for Early Release, on Hunger Strike Until Judiciary...Zahra Pour-Nouhi Langroudi, told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran

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Iran Judiciary Threatens Narges Mohammadi After Her Hunger Strike Gets International Attention

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A Judicial official has threatened Narges Mohammadi, a leading human rights defender who was recently sentenced to 10 years in prison for her peaceful activism, in an attempt to force her to end her hunger strike, Read more: Iran Judiciary Threatens Narges Mohammadi After Her Hunger Strike Gets International Attentionan informed source told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran

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UN Body Calls for Immediate Release of Bahareh Hedayat

 —The United Nation’s Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) has issued an opinion on the case of the Iranian women’s rights activist and human rights defender, Bahareh Hedayat, demanding her immediate release. The opinion ruled Hedayat’s imprisonment since 2009 is arbitrary and against international law.

Read more: UN Body Calls for Immediate Release of Bahareh Hedayat

Read more: UN Body Calls for Immediate Release of Bahareh Hedayat

Music Distributors Summoned to Prison: Don’t Forget Us

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Read more: Music Distributors Summoned to Prison: Don’t Forget Us

Mehdi Rajabian, Hossein Rajabian and Yousef Emadi, all managers of BargMusic—one of the main producers and distributors of underground music in Iran since its launch in 2009—have been summoned to Evin Prison in Tehran to begin serving their prison sentences next week, an informed source told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran

Read more: Music Distributors Summoned to Prison: Don’t Forget Us

Concerts of Popular Iranian Musicians Canceled Due to Pressure from Religious Conservatives

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Two of Iran’s top musicians have been prevented from performing in the city of Neyshabour and other Read more: Concerts of Popular Iranian Musicians Canceled Due to Pressure from Religious Conservativeslocations in northeastern Khorasan Razavi Province by the local prosecutor

Read more: Concerts of Popular Iranian Musicians Canceled Due to Pressure from Religious Conservatives

Husband of Iranian-British Citizen Held in Iran Calls Her Detainment “Outrageous” and “Cruel”

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The husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British-Iranian dual citizen who has been detained in Iran without legal representation for more than five weeks, has expressed dismay at his wife’s detainment and the authorities’ refusal to allow her access to counsel, to announce the charges under which she is being held, or Read more: Husband of Iranian-British Citizen Held in Iran Calls Her Detainment “Outrageous” and “Cruel”to allow her family visits throughout this period

Read more: Husband of Iranian-British Citizen Held in Iran Calls Her Detainment “Outrageous” and “Cruel”

Plight of Jailed Activist on Hunger Strike Raised in Social Media

Read more: Plight of Jailed Activist on Hunger Strike Raised in Social Media

 Labor rights activist Jafar Azimzadeh is in critical condition in Evin Prison after enduring a wet hunger strike for more than 50 days, his wife, Akram Rahimpour, told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran

Read more: Plight of Jailed Activist on Hunger Strike Raised in Social Media

No Time for Goodbyes: Political Prisoner Forced to Begin Harsh Prison Sentence Without Summons

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Former student activist Arash Sadeghi unexpectedly began serving his 19-year prison sentence in Evin Prison on June 7, 2016 when he visited the jail to inquire about the official start date of his sentenceRead more: No Time for Goodbyes: Political Prisoner Forced to Begin Harsh Prison Sentence Without Summons

Read more: No Time for Goodbyes: Political Prisoner Forced to Begin Harsh Prison Sentence Without Summons

Leading Iranian Human Rights Activist to Serve Ten Years in Prison

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The prominent Iranian human rights activist Narges Mohammadi has been sentenced to serve ten years of a Read more: Leading Iranian Human Rights Activist to Serve Ten Years in Prison16-year prison sentence, for her work defending human and women’s rights in Iran

Read more: Leading Iranian Human Rights Activist to Serve Ten Years in Prison

Iran’s Fashion Industry under Assault; Details of Arrests of Models by Revolutionary Guards Surface

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Read more: Iran’s Fashion Industry under Assault; Details of Arrests of Models by Revolutionary Guards SurfaceEight Arrests and Scores Interrogated in “Project Spider 2”

Read more: Iran’s Fashion Industry under Assault; Details of Arrests of Models by Revolutionary Guards Surface

Refusing food, drink lands jailed teacher in hospital

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   Mahmoud Beheshti Langaroodi, a jailed Iranian teacher serving a nine-year sentence, was transferred to 

Read more: Refusing food, drink lands jailed teacher in hospitalhospital on Saturday May 7 due to his continuing hunger strike

Read more: Refusing food, drink lands jailed teacher in hospital
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