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Iran: Female detainees begin hunger strike after degrading treatment

Headline Title:  Iran: Female detainees begin hunger strike after degrading treatment 01 November 2012 The Iranian authorities must protect all detainees and prisoners from harassment and degrading treatment, Amnesty International said today, after nine female political prisoners, including prisoners of conscience, started a hunger strike in response to alleged abuse by prison guards.The women, who are all held in Tehran’s Evin Prison include activists and journalists. They say they were subjected to humiliating and degrading body searches by female guards from the Prison Security…

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