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A growing number of governments, civil society groups and individuals are opposing harsh prison sentences handed down to Iran's seven Baha'i leaders.
Human rights groups have criticised the TV “confession” last Wednesday night of an Iranian woman facing execution for murder.
The prison sentences of 20 years meted out to seven Baha’i leaders in Iran have been condemned by governments and NGOs across the world.
Reports have been received indicating that seven Iranian Baha'i leaders have each received jail sentences of 20 years for charges they deny.
The judge presiding over the trial of seven Baha’i leaders in Iran has extended their detention by two months, while they still await a verdict.
Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, the woman in Iran condemned to death for adultery, is at imminent risk of execution in Tabriz prison.
Amnesty International has called on the Iranian authorities to release three US nationals detained without charge or trial for a year.
Civil, religious and human rights groups are asking the Iranian authorities not to execute a 43-year-old woman convicted of adultery, following global concern.
Seven Baha’i leaders in Iran, imprisoned for more than two years, face their fourth court appearance on 12 June. There are currently some 38 Baha’is in detention in Iran.
A global day of action demanding an end to human rights abuses against minorities in Iran, and particularly the Baha’i community, has been called for 12 June.
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