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January 2017

A report from Iran’s Guantanamo

Langrood Prison, reportedly known as Iran’s “Guantanamo”, is located in the city of Qom, south of Tehran. Almost 4,000, mostly drug-related offenders, are held in this facility and 75% are on death row. Death sentences are basically…

Iran: Woman arrested for political activities

Civil rights activist Parvaneh Hossein Panahi was arrested by plainclothes agents in Dehgolan, west of Iran for political activities. Panahi’s husband was also arrested when he went to a Ministry of Intelligence branch office. Her two…

Iran: Six political activist arrested

Six political activists from Gachsaran, southwest of Iran, have been arrested and jailed to begin serving their prison sentences. They were detained for writing slogans on walls and distributing leaflets in public. These activists are…