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Canadian blogger sentenced to death in Iran; journalists detained

Tehran - Iranian Supreme Court confirmed the death sentence imposed on Canadian resident and web developer, Saeed Malekpour. No explanation was given for the reinstatement that was annulled in June 2011. Malekpour is one of many bloggers sentenced in 2012.

Iran confirms death sentence of Canadian resident Saeed Malekpour

Tehran - Tortured and beaten into making a false confession by Iran's Revolutionary Guards, Canadian resident Saeed Malekpour was sentenced to death in 2010. His sentence was overturned, then re-imposed, and has now been confirmed by the highest court.

Iranian activist lashed 74 times for insulting Pres. Ahmadinejad

Tehran - Iranian former student activist Peyman Aref was released from Evin Prison in Tehran on Sunday. Prior to his release he received 74 lashes as part of his punishment for insulting President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Police raid filmmaker Jafar Panahi's home, threaten his family

Three days ago, Jafar Panahi was punished with two more months in Evin prison for relaying a thank you message to his Cannes supporters. On Sunday, his home in Tehran was raided and his family threatened with arrest if they spoke to the media about him.

Iranian-Canadian journalist sentenced to flogging and prison

Maziar Bahari, an Iranian-Canadian journalist and documentary maker, was arrested in Iran last year during the protests against the election results.

Jafar Panahi a 'Security Issue' for Iran, Honored Guest at Cannes

The head of Iran's Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance responded to journalists' inquiries today by calling imprisoned filmmaker Jafar Panahi a "security issue." Meanwhile, the Cannes Film Festival declared Mr. Panahi a symbolic guest of honor.

Op-Ed: The Dead and Imprisoned of Iran's Green Revolution

Though the streets of Iran's cities have quieted in the wake of the election crisis, disturbing news is surfacing of prison cells in Evin being severely overcrowded, more forced confessions, and of hundreds of unidentified bodies in Tehran's morgues.

Iranian Blogger Jailed for Khamenei Insult Dies in Tehran Prison

An Iranian blogger who was thrown into Tehran's notorious Evin Prison, where American citizen Roxana Saberi is imprisoned as we speak, has died. Prison officials are calling it a suicide.

Op-Ed: The Roxana Saberi Hostage Crisis and Iranian Punking #102, Day 9

Standing on the verge of yet another Double-Digit Punking by Iran. Roxana Saberi has been held captive for nine days since Secretary Clinton's demand, 44 overall. But I won't blame the Iranians from now on. I'll blame our own jelly-spined US Government.

Iran confirms that Roxana Saberi held at Evin Jail

With the world media breathing down Iran's neck for the location of freelance journalist Roxana Saberi has been confirmed to be housed at Evin Jail by Judiciary spokesman Alireza Jamshidi.

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Evin Prison in Iran  near Tehran. Several journalists  bloggers and media professionals are detained...
Evin Prison in Iran, near Tehran. Several journalists, bloggers and media professionals are detained prior to sentencing.
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