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Iran frees prominent rights lawyer Sotoudeh

nasrin-sotoudeh-and-sonReuters - Nasrin Sotoudeh, seen by human rights groups as Iran's highest profile political prisoner, was freed on Wednesday, her husband said, in another sign that hardline policies may be easing under a new president.

Maryam Shafipour transferred to the hospital

maryam-shafi-pourAdvarNews - Maryam Sahfipour has been transferred from Evin prison's Ward 209 to a hospital.

Website lists hardships of Evin’s female political prisoners

evin-prison3Radio Zamaneh - Iranian opposition website reports that a majority of female political prisoners in Tehran’s Evin Prison are being denied any furloughs.

No information about Maryam Shafi Pour’s condition


maryam-shafi-pourHRANA News Agency – There is no information about Maryam Shafi Pour’s condition after three days of being under arrest.

Imprisoned Journalist Remains in Solitary Confinement Without Charges

fariba-pajouhThe International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran - Imprisoned journalist Fariba Pajouh, arrested July 10, is being held in solitary confinement without charges, a member of her family told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.

Journalist’s Family Puzzled by Her Arrest: She Did Nothing Wrong

fariba-pajouhThe International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran - Security forces arrested journalist Fariba Pajouh on July 10 in Tehran, though a family member of hers told the Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that the reasons for her arrest are unclear.

A political prisoner committed suicide

evinHRANA News Agency – Basme Aljaburi, the political prisoner of the women ward of Evin prison has committed suicide after being integrated by the intelligence agents.

Human rights lawyer summoned back to prison


nasrin-sotoudehRadio Zamaneh - Nasrin Sotoudeh, the jailed Iranian human rights lawyer who had been granted a furlough, was summoned back to Evin Prison on Sunday July 7.

Activists say “political kidnapping” hurts young women

jamila karimiRadio Zamaneh - A group of political-social activists in Shiraz has called for the release of Jamila Karimi, a women’s rights activist and member of the Reformist Coalition Council of Fars, two months after her arrest.

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