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Iran: New briefing reveals crackdown on dissent ahead of election

Headline Title:  Iran: New briefing reveals crackdown on dissent ahead of election 12 June 2013 Iran’s authorities have intensified the clampdown on dissidents ahead of the country’s presidential election on 14 June, Amnesty International said in a new briefing published today.The briefing, Iran: Repression of dissent intensifies in run-up to presidential elections, documents dozens of arbitrary arrests and other human rights abuses in the run-up to election day, targeting journalists, political activists, trade unionists, advocates of greater rights for Iran’s religious and ethnic…

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