Rights groups seek prosecution of ex-Iranian judge in Europe

Journalist rights groups and Iranian dissidents are urging Romania not to deport a former Iranian official to his homeland to face corruption charges, saying he should be prosecuted in Europe for ordering the mass arrest of reporters while serving as a judge in Tehran.

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Iranian Human Rights lawyer sentenced to 18 Years in jail

A revolutionary court in Iran has sentenced human rights lawyer Soheila Hejab to 18 years in prison. The branch 28 of Tehran’s Revolutionary Court presided by notorious judge Abolghasem Moghiseh, has sentenced the rights activist to a total of 18 years behind bars on the charges of “propaganda against the state”, “assembly and collusion”, “disrupting public order to create chaos”, “forming a group to defend women’s rights”, and, “demanding a referendum and changing the constitution”.

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