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Iran: Releases of prisoners of conscience after pardon not enough

Headline Title:  Iran: Releases of prisoners of conscience after pardon not enough 16 August 2012 Anyone held in Iran solely for the peaceful exercise of their human rights should immediately and unconditionally be released, Amnesty International has said, following the pardoning by Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei of at least 130 political prisoners, including prisoners of conscience, from Tehran’s Evin Prison.The call came after Tehran’s Prosecutor General Abbas Ja’fari Dowlatabadi announced the prisoners, of whom 90 were imprisoned at the time, had been pardoned ahead…

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