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Iran: Draconian Sentences for Rights Defenders

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Expand Iranian workers chant slogans during a May Day demonstration in front of the former US embassy in Tehran, May 1, 2006, protesting against the labor resolutions and their delayed payments.  @ 2006 Behrouz Mehri/AFP/Getty Images (Beirut) – Iran’s judiciary is dramatically increasing the costs of peaceful dissent in Iran, Human Rights Watch said today. Since July 31, 2019 alone, revolutionary courts have sentenced at least 13 activists to prison sentences of more than a decade for peaceful dissent. “Again and again, Iranian revolutionary court judges have been ensuring that anyone who…

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