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October 23, 2017

IN BRIEF

Bahareh Hedayat, a student activist and women’s rights defender, was arrested on December 31, 2009. After nearly seven years in Evin prison, Hedayat was released in September 2016.

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At the turn of the new year, Hedayat, an active campai...

October 23, 2017

IN BRIEF

Homa Hoodfar, a professor at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, was detained in Tehran’s infamous Evin prison on June 6, 2016. She was released on September 26, 2016.

CASE HISTORY

     

Hoodfar, who is Iranian-Canadian and was 65-years-old at the...

October 20, 2017

IN BRIEF

In June 2013 sociologist and political activist Saeed Madani was sentenced to six years in prison and ten years in exile on charges of “propaganda against the state” and “acting against national security.” Mandani been held without charge since January 7, 2012....

October 15, 2017

IN BRIEF

Hamid Babaei, a PhD student at the University of Liege in Belgium, was sentenced to six years in prison in December 2013 on charges of "acting against national security by communicating with hostile foreign governments and spying.”

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Babaei was first...

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IN REMEMBRANCE

Liu Xiaobo – the Quiet, Determined Teller of China’s Inconvenient Truths

 

China’s most famous dissident, Liu Xiaobo, has died in custody at age 61. The cause was liver cancer. His death, confirmed on July 13 by Chinese justice authorities  in the northeastern city of Shenyang, comes more than two weeks after prison authorities announced he was being moved to a hospital for treatment, news that was followed by pleas from around the world to allow him to travel abroad for care.

Dissident, Liu Xiaobo, won Nobel the Peace Prize in 2010 for ‘long and non-violent struggle’ for human rights. Illustration: Henry Wong

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