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Heavy penalties for soccer players

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soccer_playersRadio Zamaneh - Iranian soccer league players Mohammad Nosrati and Sheys Rezai have received heavy fines for their so-called “immoral acts” on the field while celebrating a goal.

Iran: UN human rights body concerned over executions and minority rights

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christine_chanet_UNUN News Center - The United Nations committee tasked with reviewing compliance with international human rights treaties today voiced concern over Iran’s record on upholding the rights of religious and ethnic minorities, and the increasing number of executions in the country.

Political activist arrested over public statement

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Mohammad_tavassoliRadio Zamaneh -Iranian political activist Mohammad Tavassoli has been arrested and charged with allegedly forging signatures on a public statement.

Iranian soccer players could face lashing after victory groping

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soccer_playersThe Washington Post - Two Iranian soccer players who engaged in “inappropriate” celebratory behavior on national television might face public lashings on the pitch, the semiofficial Fars News Agency reported Tuesday.

Parviz Shahpar, Mohammad Ghavami and Parviz Bakhshandeh Sentenced to Prison

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court-verdictRahana - Mohammad Ghavami and Parviz Bakhshandeh have been sentenced to one year of imprisonment suspended for 5 years and Parviz Shahpar has been sentenced to one year in prison.

Iranian regime sentences young mother of two to death for killing husband in self defense

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Woman_HangingFreedom Messenger - The third wife of a painter who had killed her husband after family disputes was sentenced to death on the request of the painter’s two first wives and their children…

Appeals Court Sentence for Labor Activist Behnam Ebrahimzadeh

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court-verdictRahana - Behnam Ebrahimzadeh has been sentenced to 5 years in prison by the appeals court.

Peyman Aref & two other activists arrested during visit to Neda’s grave

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Peyman-ArefPersian2English - Iranian security forces have arrested three civil rights activists, Peyman Aref, Asal Esmaeilzadeh, and Sharar Konoon Tabrizi. The incident occurred at Neda’s grave site in the Behesht Zahra cemetery. No charges were announced for the arrests.The activists were at the cemetery to pay their respects to Neda Agha Soltan, the young Iranian woman who was shot dead in a post-election Iranian protest, and, as a result, became the symbol of the Iranian people’s pro-democracy movement.

Isa Faridi sentenced to 5 yeas in prison

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Isa_FaridiRahana - Judge Salavati handed down a 5-year prison sentence, $40,000 fine and 30 lashes.

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