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Iran: Protesters Sentenced in Unfair Trials

Expand Saba Kordafshari, 19, and Yasaman Ariyani, 23, have been sentenced to prison for peaceful protests.  © 2018 Private   (Beirut) – Iran’s judiciary convicted at least 24 protesters on vaguely defined national security charges, Human Rights Watch said today. Their prison sentences ranged from six months to six years.   They were among more than 50 people arrested on August 2 during a protest in Tehran about deteriorating economic conditions and corruption. On October 28, authorities also arrested a human rights lawyer who had been convicted to three years in prison for reporting a protester’s…

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