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More Arrests Reported In Iran

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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