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Iran: Student activist given seven year prison term in continuing crackdown

Headline Title:  Iran: Student activist given seven year prison term in continuing crackdown 03 March 2014  Iran’s authorities must quash the conviction of a 27-year-old student who received a seven year prison sentence because of her peaceful political activities, said Amnesty International.  Maryam Shafi’ Pour had been a member of opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi’s presidential campaign during the 2009 elections.  “That a student could be jailed for seven years merely for peacefully expressing her views or supporting an opposition politician defies belief.…

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