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Iran: Free Wrongfully Detained Prisoners

Expand A firefighter disinfects a traditional shopping center to help prevent the spread of the new coronavirus in northern Tehran, Iran. © 2020 AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi   (Beirut) – Iran’s prison authorities should facilitate temporary release of all eligible prisoners and the unconditional release of people detained for peaceful dissent, due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Human Rights watch said today. The virus has spread across Iran, and poses a heightened risk in closed institutions. To reduce the risk of further transmission and mortality, authorities should also support “social…

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