Recently, two men in a northeastern province were given rare death sentences for drinking, as part of the country's three-strikes law.
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Iranian juvenile offender Saman Naseem has been convicted of taking part in armed activities against the state and killing a member of the Revolutionary Guards. He could be executed at any time.
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Thrilling news -- Kurdish Iranian filmmaker Behrouz Ghobadi has been released following an Amnesty campaign on his behalf.