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Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Jun. 23 – Iran’s State Security Forces raided the home of a student activist in Tehran and arrested him less than 24 hours before the start of the second round of the presidential elections.
SSF agents raided the home of Kianoush Sanjari and took him to an unknown location a few hours ago, according to the Student Committee for the Defence of Political Prisoners.

Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Jun. 22 – A court in Iran’s holy city of Qom has sentenced a journalist to 91 days in prison for having insulted both the President and the head of the State Expediency Council, a state-run news agency reported. Farid Modarressi was found guilty of “writing insulting material” against incumbent President Mohammad Khatami and SEC chief Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.

Iran Focus: Tehran, Jun. 12 – A man was publicly hanged in
the city of Zahedan this morning, southeast Iran, charged with murder, according to the state-run news agency. Yagoubali Mirshekar, who was originally accused of a string of road-trucker murders, was handed down nine death sentences.

Iran Focus: Tehran, Jun. 21 – Two relatives of political prisoners have been arrested for a second time after having once appeared in front of a judge for protesting outside Tehran’s notorious Evin Prison.
The pair, a woman by the name of Maryam Arayi and a man by the name of Mehdi Farhi-Shandiz, were originally arrested along with other relatives of political prisoners who held a vigil in front of Evin Prison on June 14 and June 15.

U.S. Newswire: The human rights situation in Iran is deteriorating, and the United States and its European allies need to develop a joint strategy to pressure Tehran to improve its record. That was the key point made yesterday in what will be the first in a series of hearings held by the U.S. Helsinki Commission to examine rogue regimes and their impact on the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) region.

Iran Focus: Tehran, Jun. 14 – At least 10 people were arrested this afternoon by Iran’s paramilitary police for taking part in a sit-in outside Tehran’s Evin Prison. The protesters had gathered to declare their support for political prisoners presently on hunger strike inside Evin. Evin Prison was built by the Shah’s regime as a modern security prison to house ...

Iran Focus: Tehran, Jun. 12 – State Security Forces have carried out a series of destructive raids on homes in northeast Iran as part of a new campaign to silence dissent, according to local residents. Residents in the No-Dareh region of the city of Mashad complained that government forces destroyed their livelihood, leaving nothing more than rubble on the sites where their homes used to be.

U.S. Newswire: On Thursday June 9, 2005, the Iranian-American Community of Northern California (IACNC) will hold a press conference at 10:30 a.m. (PST) in Hilton San Francisco. The briefing will feature the first Bay Area screening of a video showing footage of three young men hanged in public in western Iran. At least 109 persons have been either publicly hanged or sentenced to death in Iran since January 2005.

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