Iran: Election contested, repression compounded
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Iranian writer and film producer Mostafa Azizi, a permanent resident of Canada, will stand trial before Branch 15 of the Revolutionary Court in Tehran on 1 June on national security-related charges, apparently stemming from his posts on social media. Amnesty International fears that he is a prisoner of conscience.
Saman could be executed as early as February 19 for crimes allegedly committed when he was 17 years old. He was sentenced to death after being tortured into a 'confession.'