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UN Condemns New 10-year Jail Sentence For Iranian Activist Narges Mohammadi

UN Condemns New 10-year Jail Sentence For Iranian Activist Narges Mohammadi

The international community has reacted with outrage after Narges Mohammadi, the ailing Iranian human rights activist already serving a six year jail term, was given a further 10-year sentence by a revolutionary court in Tehran. Mohammadi, 44, was found guilty of “establishing and running the illegal splinter group Legam”, a human rights movement that campaigns […]

Iran Bars Female MP for ‘Shaking Hands With Unrelated Man’

Iran Bars Female MP for ‘Shaking Hands With Unrelated Man’

A newly elected female MP in Iran is to be barred from entering the next parliament apparently because she is alleged to have shaken hands with an unrelated man during a trip abroad. Minoo Khaleghi, a reformist politician and environmental activist, has denied claims about the handshake, which would be illegal under Iran’s Islamic law. […]

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