Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Friday, August 03, 2007

More journalists arrested and an activist sentenced in Iran

Two journalists, Masud Bastani and Farshad Qorbanpur, were arrested on Tuesday, but charges against them and their whereabouts are not immediately known, according to Radio Farda.

Also on Tuesday, rights activist Emaddin Baghi was sentenced to three years in prison for his activism and public statements on behalf of civil and prisoners’ rights. Baghi’s wife and daughter were also given three-year sentences, suspended for five years.

For the full article on Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, click here.


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