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Largest Wave of Arrests by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Since 2009

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Judiciary Denies Knowledge of 170 Recent Arrests

November 19, 2015—The recently announced arrests of 170 people in Qazvin Province, a number of others in Gilan Province, and five journalists in Tehran, all by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, amounts to the largest crackdown since the violent state suppression of the protests that followed the disputed 2009 presidential election in Iran. 

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One-year sentence finally catches up with reformist journalist

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Read more: One-year sentence finally catches up with reformist journalist

Reyhaneh Tabatabai, an Iranian journalist and member of the reformist Islamic Iran Participation Front, has been sentenced to one year in jail and a two-year ban from political and media activities.

Read more: One-year sentence finally catches up with reformist journalist

Court to Issue Decision on Farghadani’s “Illegal” Handshake with Her Lawyer

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The imprisoned artist and civil activist Atena Farghadani will soon learn the verdict in the case judicial officials brought against her after she shook her lawyer’s hand when he met with her at Evin Prison. The case, in which she was charged with “non-adultery illegitimate relations,” is set to be decided within three weeks following her October 3, 2015 closed-door trial.Read more: Court to Issue Decision on Farghadani’s “Illegal” Handshake with Her Lawyer

Read more: Court to Issue Decision on Farghadani’s “Illegal” Handshake with Her Lawyer

Labour activist found dead in prison

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Read more: Labour activist found dead in prison

Jailed Iranian labour activist Shahrokh Zamani was found dead in Rejaishahr Prison by other inmates. HRANA and Kaleme websites report that his death was “sudden” and preliminary reports indicate that it was caused by a stroke.

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Brother of jailed, ill activist warns judiciary

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The brother of jailed human rights activist Nargess Mohammadi has written to the head of Iran’s judiciary, Ayatollah Sadegh Larijani, Read more: Brother of jailed, ill activist warns judiciaryurging him to issue an order for the hospitalization of his sister, who is suffering from several ailments in prison.

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Thousands lose stone-cutting jobs in Fars

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Read more: Thousands lose stone-cutting jobs in Fars

 The closure of 410 stone-cutting factories in Fars Province has resulted in more than 4,500 workers being laid off

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Journalist Heidari arrested at offices of daily newspaper

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Hadi Heidari, an Iranian journalist and cartoonist, was arrested on Monday November 16.

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Authorities Deny Hospitalization for Ill Activist and Postpone Her Trial Again

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Read more: Authorities Deny Hospitalization for Ill Activist and Postpone Her Trial AgainNo Explanation Given for Third Postponement of Narges Mohammadi’s Trial Date

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Jailed activist refuses food to protest lack of medical care

 

Iranian political prisoner Saeed Razavi Faqih is refusing food and drink as of Saturday September 12 to protest the failure of prison Read more: Jailed activist refuses food to protest lack of medical careauthorities to provide him with adequate medical care for his heart and lung complications.

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Reactivated suspended sentence keeps activist in jail two more years

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Read more: Reactivated suspended sentence keeps activist in jail two more years

Iranian student activist Bahareh Hedayat has to serve another two years in jail, even though her family expected her to be released having served five and a half years in jail.

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Officers block memorial for executed political prisoners

Iranian intelligence and security officers prevented a gathering of families and activists from taking place at Khavaran Cemetery on August 28

Khavaran is the burial ground of some of the thousands of political prisoners who were executed in the late eighties following an edict by the late leader of the Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Khomeini.

Zamaneh reports that the gatherers congregated outside Khavaran in order to the enter the cemetery for their annual Read more: Officers block memorial for executed political prisonerscommemoration service, but security officers refused to let them enter.

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