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Iran: Activists tortured for alleged ‘flag-burning’

, Index number: MDE 13/2110/2015

Two activists for the rights of Iran’s Azerbaijani Turkish minority have been sentenced to 10 years in prison for allegedly burning the flag of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Amnesty International fears that the sentences are unjustified, politically-motivated and based on “confessions” extracted under torture.

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