"We Are Ordered to Crush You": Expanding Repression of Dissent in Iran

Unrest after the Iranian presidential elections in 2009 © Getty Images
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February 28, 2012

"We Are Ordered to Crush You": Expanding Repression of Dissent in Iran

The net of repression is widening in Iran. The authorities are arresting filmmakers, bloggers, human rights defenders, women’s rights activists, lawyers, students, journalists, political activists, religious and ethnic minorities -- simply for speaking out against the government or expressing views with which the authorities do not agree. This report shows the lengths to which the Iranian authorities are prepared to go to isolate people in Iran from the rest of the world, and to try to hide information on human rights violations.

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