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Iran must release human rights defender Mohammad Ali Dadkhah

Headline Title:  Iran must release human rights defender Mohammad Ali Dadkhah 01 October 2012 Iranian human rights defender and lawyer Mohammad Ali Dadkhah must be immediately and unconditionally released, Amnesty International said, after he was called to begin a nine-year prison sentence at Tehran’s Evin prison on Saturday.Mohammad Ali Dadkhah, 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…

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