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Iran Accuses 5 Activists Held in Labor Protest of Security Offenses

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Five Iranian activists detained in southern Iran for participating in a two-week-long labor protest have been put under investigation for alleged national security offenses. The five activists were among 20 detained by Iranian authorities Sunday in the city of Shush in a crackdown on peaceful protests by workers of the nearby Haft Tapeh sugar cane plantation. Ali Nejati, a former labor leader at the plantation, told VOA Persian in a Tuesday phone interview that 15 of those detained were...

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