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Iran urged to release rights defender Narges Mohmmadi

Narges Mohmmadi was sentenced to eight years in prison following a five-minute trial.
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Human Rights Watch called on Iran to "immediately and unconditionally" release Narges Mohmmadi, a prominent human rights campaigner sent back to prison this week. 

Tara Sepehrifar, senior Iran researcher at HRW, said Friday that Mohmmadi’s “cruel detention and prosecution” was “clearly intended to crush her into silence at all costs.”

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