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Iran: Free Woman in Sports Protest Case

Email Iran’s judiciary should quash the conviction of Ghoncheh Ghavami for “propaganda against the state” and immediately release her since the charge is on its face a punishment for peaceful speech and protest. Ghavami, a dual Iranian-British national, was arrested June 30, 2014 after protesting a ban on women attending volleyball matches. She began a hunger strike on November 2 to protest her detention, her brother Iman Ghavami told Human Rights Watch. (Beirut, November 8, 2014) – Iran’s judiciary should quash the conviction of Ghoncheh Ghavami for “propaganda against the…

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