Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Civil rights activist sentenced to death in Iran

A Baluchi civil rights activist has been sentenced to death in Iran, the Iranian Minorities Human Rights Organisation (IMHRO) reported Monday.

Yaghub Mehrnahad, who founded an NGO called Anjoman Sedayeh edalat (the Voice of Justice Association), was arrested in May 2007 and charged with acts against national security. It is thought that his arrest was in response to opinions he expressed on the Internet.

Members of his family who were permitted to visit him claim that he has been subjected to torture during his imprisonment.

The Baluchis are just one of many minority groups in Iran that face systematic, institutionalized discrimination.

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