U.S. urges Iran to free activist serving lengthy prison term



The United States said on Friday it was "deeply troubled" that Iranian courts had upheld a 16-year prison term against journalist and human rights activist Narges Mohammadi, and it urged Tehran to release her on humanitarian grounds.
"No one should be jailed for peaceful, civic activism," State Department spokesman Mark Toner told a news briefing, noting reports indicated Mohammadi's health was "rapidly deteriorating while in prison" and she had been barred from communicating with her two young children.
"Given these circumstances, the imposition of this... read more

 
30 September 2016 in World News, Views: 36
Source: Reuters
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