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Iranian authorities move to block release of female rights activists

The Guardian
New charges brought to circumvent Covid-19 prison release scheme, say human rights groups Female human rights activists imprisoned in Iran are facing a slew of new charges to prevent them from being temporarily released because of the Covid-19 epidemic, rights groups say. Since Covid-19 spread rapidly through the country in early March, Iranian authorities have been under pressure to release all prisoners who pose no risk to society. Around
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