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Another Iranian dissident sentenced to death

Report source: Radio Zamaneh

Iranian court attorney, Mohammad Mostafai reported that Amir-Reza Arefi has been sentenced to death by the judiciary. The 21-year-old is charged with "enmity against God through membership in the Association of Iranian Monarchists," according to Mr. Mostafai's weblog.

Mostafai goes on to indicate that the young man was arrested and imprisoned last April by Iranian security forces.

Last week, Tehran's Revolutionary Court announced that another Ashura Day detainee accused of "enmity against God as well as assembly and collusion against security and propaganda against the system" has been sentenced to death.

On Ashura Day, December 7 of 2009, election protesters staged peaceful demonstrations to once more protests the alleged fraud in the June presidential election.

Mohammad-Reza Zamani and Arash Rahmanipour are two other individuals who were recently hanged for similar charges. The attorneys of the two have repeatedly announced that they were arrested prior to the elections and despite the judiciary's claim that they were involved in the post-election unrest, their clients had no involvement in those events.

Iranian judicial authorities emphasize however that the two were involved in the post-election unrest and their hanging is a direct result of that involvement.

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