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NEW YORK, Aug.
By Edmund Blair TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran opened the large steel doors of its notorious Evin prison to journalists on Tuesday, showing off spruced-up women's cells and a well-equipped clinic in a move aimed at countering criticism about poor conditions.
By Saeed Komeijani TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's most prominent political dissident, Akbar Ganji, has been released after six years in prison for criticizing some of the most powerful figures in the Islamic Republic, his lawyer said on Saturday.
By Saeed Komeijani TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's most prominent political dissident, Akbar Ganji, has been released from prison after six years behind bars for criticizing some of the most powerful figures in the Islamic Republic.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States accused Iran on Thursday of mistreating a jailed journalist so badly his health was at serious risk, in a case that has drawn worldwide condemnation of the Islamic republic.
TEHRAN (Reuters) - Dissident Iranian journalist Akbar Ganji has recovered sufficiently from his two-month-long hunger strike to return to prison, Iran's Justice Minister Jamal Karimirad said on Sunday.
TEHRAN (Reuters) - Around 250 supporters of Akbar Ganji, the Iranian dissident journalist who has been on hunger strike for 63 days, held a peaceful protest on Thursday outside the hospital where he is being held.
TEHRAN (Reuters) - Dissident Iranian journalist Akbar Ganji is still on hunger strike, a hospital official was quoted as saying on Wednesday, contradicting an official from the conservative judiciary who said he was eating again.
TEHRAN (Reuters) - Jailed Iranian journalist Akbar Ganji has broken his eight-week-old hunger strike after calls by family and friends concerned about his deteriorating health, a judiciary spokesman said on Tuesday. "Thankfully his condition is better than before ...
TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iranian human rights lawyer and 2003 Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi on Sunday urged her client, dissident journalist Akbar Ganji, to end a 58-day-old hunger strike undertaken in protest at his imprisonment. "I am worried about Ganji's health.
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