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UN urges Iran to free jailed activists Panahi and Sotoudeh

02/11/12 17:40 CET

A group of UN human rights experts have urged Iran to free jailed activists including film-maker Jafar Panahi and lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh.

Both were awarded the European Parliament’s Sakharov Prize last week.

The experts say there is particular concern over Sotoudeh’s deteriorating health due to a hunger strike she began last month.

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