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2005-08-11 09:53:34

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. It was the latest effort by supporters of the maverick journalist, jailed in 2000 for "acting against national security" and other crimes, to call for his release and try to persuade him to end his hunger strike. Former student activist Ali Afshari said officials prevented a...

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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
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