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Iran releases human rights activist on eve of Biden victory

Iran has temporarily released Nasrin Sotoudeh, an internationally renowned human rights lawyer who was jailed two years ago on spying and propaganda charges, the judiciary’s news agency reported on Saturday. Sotoudeh’s release followed warnings last month by human rights groups that her health had severely deteriorated after she staged a …

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Bahrain activist in a coma

THE LEVANT – Less than a week in to his new hunger strike, Abdulhadi al-Khawaja has reportedly fallen into a coma. The family plans to appeal to Denmark for help. Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, the jailed Danish-Bahraini activist who began a new hunger strike on Monday, is in a coma according to …

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Hunger strike campaign spreads in Egypt

THE LEVANT – Prominent Egyptian activist imprisoned for three months has joined a growing number of prisoners in an ongoing hunger strike to protest the government’s crackdown on dissent, a Cairo-based rights group and her lawyer said Monday. The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information said at least a dozen …

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