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A Cellphone Takes You Inside An Iranian Prison

A short video has surfaced on YouTube that shows a number of well-known Iranian political prisoners taking a walk in the yard of Iran’s Gohardasht prison.

The video appears to have been recorded earlier this year with a cellphone.
Activists have identified jailed journalists Ahmad Zeidabadi, Issa Saharkhiz, and Mehdi Bastani and also student activist Majid Tavakoli among the prisoners seen in the video.

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