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More Arrests Reported In Iran


Mohammad Maleki, was the first rector of Tehran University after Iran's Islamic Revolution.

Mohammad Maleki, was the first rector of Tehran University after Iran's Islamic Revolution.

Last week, a number of journalists and activists arrested in the postelection crackdown were freed, including the former chancellor of Tehran University, Mohammad Maleki, and prominent journalist, Mashallah Shamsolvaezin.

The releases spawned a modicum of relief among opposition members and rights activists.

But new arrests are being reported in Iran over the past 48 hours. They include award-winning film director Jafar Panahi; women's rights activist Mahboubeh Karami; human rights activist Navid Khanjani; blogger Behzad Mehrani; and Hessam Firouzi, a physician who treated several political prisoners.

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