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Iran is reported to have freed at least 11 political prisoners, including noted…

18 Sep

Iran is reported to have freed at least 11 political prisoners, including noted human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh.

The eight women and three men are said to also include the reformist politician Mohsen Aminzadeh.

Ms Sotoudeh was arrested in 2010 and jailed for six years on charges of acting against national security.

The release of the political prisoners comes just days before Iran's new President Hassan Rouhani visits New York for the UN General Assembly.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-24151298

 
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