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Iran must quash human rights lawyer’s conviction ahead of prison term

Headline Title:  Iran must quash human rights lawyer’s conviction 04 May 2012 A nine-year jail term for a prominent human rights lawyer is another nail in the coffin for freedom of expression and association in Iran and should be quashed immediately, Amnesty International warned.Mohammad Ali Dadkhah, who is a co-founder of Iran’s Centre for Human Rights Defenders (CHRD), was sentenced in July last year after being convicted of charges including “membership of an association [the CHRD] seeking the soft overthrow of the government” and “spreading propaganda against the system through…

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