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Leading Iran rights activist sentenced to 11 years

28 September 2011 Narges Mohammadi, chair of Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi's Centre for Human Rights Defenders, is branded a 'liar' by a Revolutionary Court. The 11-year sentence handed down to leading human rights activist Narges Mohammadi is another blatant attempt by the Iranian government to crush human rights organizations, Amnesty International said today. Narges Mohammadi, the Executive chairperson of Iran’s Centre for Human Rights Defenders (CHRD), was sentenced yesterday after her conviction for “propaganda against the system”, and membership of a group “whose object is to disturb…

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