Le Monde: Imprisonment and suppression of dissidents continues in Iran

The French daily Le Monde ran a report on October 7 about the Iranian regime’s ?continued crackdown on dissidents, with many protestors arrested during the year-long ?anti-regime protests sentenced to heavy prison terms.?

Students and lawyers such as Nasrin Sotoudeh, who recently launched a hunger strike, ?are the main targets of the suppression campaign, according to the daily.?


Le Monde also noted a number of political prisoners sentenced to death by the clerical ?regime. Most are supporters of the main opposition People’s Mojahedin Organization of ?Iran (PMOI/MEK).?

One of the political prisoners on death row is Farah Vazehan, according to Le Monde, ?whose supporters are trying to launch a campaign for the release of the 48 year old mother ?who was arrested in December 2009 in Tehran.?

According to Le Monde, Ms. Vazehan is currently being held at the notorious Evin Prison ?and was sentenced to death in August.?

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