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Tuesday. "[On Monday], several people were arrested," Abbas Jafarabadi said, without elaborating. "When we learned about [Beheshti's] death, we began an inquiry... We hope to make the findings public within the next 10 days," he added. The judiciary'
France on Thursday called on the Iranian authorities to explain the death in custody of a blogger who, opposition activists say, was killed by torture for criticizing the regime on the Internet. A French Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Paris was "
Sattar Beheshti, seen with his mother, claimed to have received death threats The family of an Iranian blogger taken into custody accused of opposition activism on Facebook fears that he has died under torture. Police picked up Sattar Beheshti, 35,
A number of MPs have signed a motion to impeach Minister of Cooperatives, Labor, and Social Welfare Abdolreza Sheikholeslami over his decision to appoint former Tehran prosecutor general Saeed Mortazavi as the director of the Social Security
Outstanding journalists fighting for press freedom in Ethiopia, Iran, Russia, and Venezuela were honored on Tuesday evening during the Committee to Protect Journalists’ 20th Annual International Press Freedom Awards benefit dinner.
Iran In an unusually bold public request, families of three anti-government protesters who died after beatings at Iran 's notorious Kahrizak prison have demanded the prosecution of high-ranking officials responsible for running the extra-legal
Tehran's notorious former prosecutor Saeed Mortazavi and two judges have been suspended over the prison deaths of three anti-government protesters, Iranian newspapers reported on Monday, quoting MPs. The Iranian judiciary had earlier this month
In a further clampdown on Iran 's cowed political opposition, the authorities have issued a ban on any news relating to the leaders of the protest movement that arose after the disputed re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad last year,
Iran (AP) — Iran has suspended three senior judiciary officials over their alleged links to the torture and killing of three anti-government protesters in prison. A report Monday by the independent Tehran-e Emrooz newspaper says
Samahnews.org on Saturday said the sentence was upheld against Davari who was arrested in September 2009 for "propaganda against the regime and gatherings aimed at damaging national security and public order."...He was arrested after Karroubi charged