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Iranian Lawmakers Demand Special Probe of Blogger’s Death

Posted January 6th, 2013 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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Iranian lawmakers have called for a special investigation into the death of a dissident blogger detained by the country’s cyber police last year. In a report published Sunday, Iran’s parliamentary committee on national security and foreign policy said a new investigation is needed because of signs that Sattar Beheshti died of shock and other wounds […]

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France, UK Demand Explanation of Iranian Blogger Death

Posted November 9th, 2012 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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France and Britain are calling on Iran to explain the death in detention of an anti-government blogger who opposition activists say had been tortured. Activists say 35-year-old Sattar Beheshti was arrested in his home in late October, and that his family was asked on Wednesday to pick up his body from a detention center in […]

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Egyptian Court Postpones Jailed Blogger’s Appeal

Posted October 4th, 2011 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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An Egyptian military court has postponed an appeal hearing for an Egyptian blogger who is on a hunger strike to protest his imprisonment on charges of insulting the country’s military rulers. Maikel Nabil Sanad was arrested in March and given a three-year jail sentence for publishing articles accusing Egyptian military leaders of human rights violations, […]

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