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Iran: Further information on Prisoners of Conscience

, Index number: MDE 13/002/2001

On 13 January, the Tehran Revolutionary Court sentenced prisoners of conscience Mehrangiz Kar and Shahla Lahiji to four years' imprisonment, and Ali Afshari to five years' imprisonment. They reportedly have 20 days in which to appeal against their sentences. Mehrangiz Kar, who has breast cancer, has been given permission to travel to Europe for medical treatment. Shahla Lahiji remains free on bail, pending the outcome of her appeal against her four-year prison sentence.

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