Monday, 26 November 2012

The Latest from Iran (26 November): Noting the Crackdown on Dissidents


0655 GMT: With most of the media's attention on Iran's nuclear programme and the role of Tehran in the Syrian and Gazan conflicts, the US Public Broadcasting Service remembers the issue of the regime's crackdown on dissidents (video at top of entry). 

The feature highlights the situation of attorney Nasrin Sotoudeh, sentenced to six years for her representation of activists and handling of human rights cases. She is now in the sixth week of a hunger strike, protesting her treatment by prison authorities.


from EA WorldView: EA Iran

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