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Iran: Further information: Journalist imprisoned after appeal rejected: Hengameh Shahidi (f)

, Index number: MDE 13/026/2010

Hengameh Shahidi, a female journalist, was rearrested on 25 February to begin serving a six-year prison sentence. An appeal court upheld her conviction for charges related to her political and journalistic activities. She is held in Evin Prison, Tehran, and Amnesty International considers her to be a prisoner of conscience.

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