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Joint Letter on Passing of Iranian Human Rights Defender Ali Ajami

We are deeply saddened by the passing of Ali Ajami, an exiled Iranian human rights defender and a dear colleague to many of us who focus on documenting violations of human rights in Iran. Ali, 37, was a gifted student of law at the University of Tehran who became a refugee after being arrested, imprisoned, and expelled from university because of his political activism in Iran. Originally from a small village close to the city of Sabzehvar in Khorasan Razavi province, he scored among the top twenty students in the national entrance exam for university, but due to his peaceful political activism…

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