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This week in human rights in Iran  Four Iranian members of parliament (MPs) visited Evin prison in an effort to dispel recent criticisms of prison conditions including accusations by human rights groups of rampant prisoner abuse and refusals of access to adequate medical care. One MP referred to...
This week in human rights in Iran On January 6, Iran's parliament released a report calling for an investigation into the death of Sattar Beheshti, a blogger who died in cyber police custody in early November. In addition to the investigation, the report recommended prison reforms including...
One of the oldest ongoing political movements in Iran, the students' movement and student activists have played a crucial role in many of the country's pivotal moments in modern history. More than 70 student activists were imprisoned during the Green Movement protests of 2009-10, with more than...