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Iran: Activists Fleeing Assault on Civil Society

Email The space in Iran for civil society has been shrinking since the crackdown following the disputed presidential election in 2009, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Three-and-a-half years after government forces brutally suppressed largely peaceful anti-government demonstrations, hundreds of activists have sought temporary refuge and an uncertain future in neighboring Turkey and Iraqi Kurdistan in the face of harassment and detention at home. (Beirut) – The space in Iran for civil society has been shrinking since the crackdown following the disputed presidential…

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