[JURIST] The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran Ahmed Shaheed [official website] on Wednesday hailed the recent release [press release] of more than a dozen prisoners of conscience but urged the government to release hundreds of other prisoners detained "solely for exercising their rights to freedoms of expression, association and assembly." Among those released [JURIST report] is Nasrin Sotoudeh [JURIST news archive], a human rights activist and lawyer who was serving...

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