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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Jason Rezaian has spent six months in solitary confinement. He has had no access to a lawyer, but was brought to court for the first time on 6 December. He is a prisoner of conscience.
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Thrilling news -- Kurdish Iranian filmmaker Behrouz Ghobadi has been released following an Amnesty campaign on his behalf.