Iran: Election contested, repression compounded
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Women’s rights defender Azza Soliman and 16 other people who witnessed the killing of Egyptian activist Shaimaa Al-Sabbagh in a peaceful march forcibly dispersed by security forces are due in court for their second hearing on 23 May. They are charged with illegal protest and could face up to five years in jail.
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.'