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From businessman to ‘spy’: a Canadian-Iranian man’s ordeal in Tehran’s Evin Prison

Headline Title:  A Canadian-Iranian man’s ordeal in Tehran’s Evin Prison 04 December 2013 “Your brother has passed away,” a prison guard told Hamid and his world imploded.Hamid Ghassemi-Shall, the Canadian-Iranian co-owner of a computer business had been held in Evin Prison in Tehran, Iran, for a year. His brother Alborz Ghassemi, a former mechanical engineer in the Iranian army was also there.They had been sentenced to death, convicted in 2008 on spurious charges of espionage and cooperation with, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI), a political group proscribed in…

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