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Sentence For Iranian Human Rights Lawyer Condemned

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Two leading human rights groups have condemned a nine-year prison sentence upheld by a Tehran court for prominent Iranian human rights lawyer Mohammad Ali Dadkhah. Dadkhah also received a 10-year ban on practicing law. Dadkhah, who has defended a number of political prisoners in Iran, including a Christian pastor on death row for apostasy, is a founding member of the Defenders of Human Rights Center (DHRC), along with Nobel Peace Prize-winner Shirin Ebadi. Amnesty International has called on Iran to repeal Dadkhah's sentence, which they ...

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