NPR: Outrage Over Death Sentences For Iran’s Dissenters

Nov 21, 20090 comments

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Iranian media reported this week that five people arrested in the protests following Iran’s presidential election have been sentenced to death. Tehran says the prisoners had connections to “counter-revolutionary groups,” but activists say Iran is going too far in persecuting dissenters. Host Scott Simon talks to Hadi Ghaemi, director of the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.

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