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Iranian human rights activist Emad Baghi has been sentenced to another six years in jail.

Iranian human rights activist Emad Baghi has been sentenced to another six years in jail for "engaging in propaganda against the Islamic system." Having already spent four and a half years in prison for his activism, Baghi was sentenced in July to one year in prison and banned from political activities after being convicted of endangering national security by defending prisoners' rights. Now he faces further incarceration for participating in a BBC interview with Iran's leading reformist cleric, the late Grand Ayatollah Hoseyn Ali Montazeri, whose death in 2009 incited a rash of antigovernment demonstrations across Iran.

Karen Ann Gajewski is a contributing editor to the Humanist and a documentation project coordinator.

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Title Annotation:WORTH NOTING
Author:Gajewski, Karen Ann
Publication:The Humanist
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:7IRAN
Date:Nov 1, 2010
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