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Activists Arrested, Journalist Sentenced

Saeid Jalalifar and Said Kalanaki have been arrested in Tehran
Saeid Jalalifar and Said Kalanaki have been arrested in Tehran

Two Human Rights Activists Arrested

December 1 -- Two members of the Committee of Human Rights Reporters who worked on political prisoners' issues have been arrested in Tehran. Shiva Nazar-Ahari, another member of the organization who was detained after Iran's post-election unrest, tells Radio Farda, "as this committee has had a significant role in reflecting human rights violations after Iran's presidential elections, it has been severely suppressed by security institutions."

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Journalist's Charges Include Insulting Iran's President

December 1 -- Hengameh Shahidi, journalist and women's rights activist, who worked for the "Etemad-e Melli" newspaper of former presidential candidate Mehdi Karroubi, has been sentenced to six years and 91 days of discretionary imprisonment. Shahidi's lawyer tells Radio Farda that some of Shahidi's charges included insulting the president, acting against national security by participating in "street riots," and signing statements against the regime (such as the One Million Signatures and Stop Stoning Forever campaigns).

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