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Amnesty International Marks New Campaign on Repression of Academic Freedom in Iran with Program in New York

To mark its new campaign on repression of academic freedom in Iran, Amnesty International will be sponsoring a program to…

November 4, 2013

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Release of Rights Lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh and Other Political Activists Must be First Step to Freedom for All Iranian Prisoners of Conscience

Amnesty International welcomes the release of prominent Iranian human rights lawyer, Nasrin Sotoudeh, and at least 11 political activists.

September 18, 2013

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Iran Escalates Crackdown on Dissent Ahead of Elections

Iran's authorities have intensified the clampdown on dissidents ahead of the country's presidential election on Friday.

June 11, 2013

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Annual Report: Iran 2013

Islamic Republic of Iran Head of state Ayatollah Sayed ‘Ali Khamenei Head of government Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (President) The authorities maintained…

May 20, 2013

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Annual Death Penalty Report Finds Setbacks for a Handful of Countries but Progress Toward Abolition Across the Globe

In its annual report today on executions and death sentences worldwide, Amnesty International found a handful of countries renewing executions…

April 3, 2013

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Fourteen Iranian Journalists Arrested After Security Forces Storm Newspaper Offices

Amnesty International called on Iran today to immediately release all journalists who are being detained following weekend raids by authorities…

January 28, 2013

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Iranian Filmmaker Behrouz Ghobadi Released from Prison Following Amnesty Campaign with Hollywood Artists

Amnesty International USA announced today that Kurdish Iranian filmmaker Behrouz Ghobadi – the younger brother of internationally acclaimed film director…

January 22, 2013

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Hollywood Film Directors and Actors Demand Freedom for Brother of Acclaimed Iranian Filmmaker Bahman Ghobadi

More than 40 Hollywood directors and actors and independent filmmakers are joining Amnesty International to demand the release of Iranian…

December 5, 2012

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Iran Must Release Jailed Brother of Acclaimed Filmmaker Bahman Ghobadi

Amnesty International today called for the immediate and unconditional release of the jailed brother of the acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Bahman…

November 28, 2012

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Iran Must Immediately Investigate Blogger’s Death in Custody

Amnesty International today urged the Iranian authorities to investigate the circumstances that led to the death of a blogger in…

November 8, 2012

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Safety of Five Death Row Inmates Transferred to Iran’s Evin Prison At Risk

The transfer of five death row inmates from Ghezel Hesar Prison in Karaj near Tehran to the capital’s Evin Prison…

November 6, 2012

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Amnesty International Concerned About Deteriorating Health of Iranian Rights Lawyer on Hunger Strike as She Wins Sakharov Prize

Iranian human rights lawyer on hunger strike wins EU Sakharov Peace Prize while Iranian authorities continue to harrass her family.

October 26, 2012