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Iran: Jailed Rights Defender Ailing

Expand Golrakh Iraee  © 2014 Private   (Beirut) – Iranian authorities should immediately release Golrokh Iraee, a human rights defender hospitalized in Tehran, Human Rights Watch said today. Iraee was sentenced to six years in prison in April 2015 on charges solely related to her peaceful activism, after an unfair trial. Iraee was transferred to a hospital from prison on April 3, apparently suffering medical complications from a hunger strike. The authorities allowed her family to visit on April 9. “Iranian authorities are apparently so threatened by human rights defenders that they imprison…

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