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Rights Groups: 3 Iranian Writers Free, Plan to Appeal Sentences

This article originated in VOA's Persian service. An international writers association says three Iranian authors apparently sentenced to long prison terms this week in Iran remain free, pending possible appeals in their trial for alleged security offenses. In a statement to VOA Persian on Friday, London-based PEN International said it understands that writers Baktash Abtin, Keyvan Bajan and Reza Khandan-Mahabadi have not yet been arrested. PEN International said it has not had...

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