June 11, 2010, 11:05 a.m.
Amnesty International has released a report that examines the widening crackdown on dissent in Iran one year after the election. Journalists, students, rights activists, as well as clerics languishing in prisons, have all been subject to an expanding wave of repression that has led to widespread incidents of torture and politically motivated execution of prisoners.
This repression is documented in the new Amnesty International report From Protest to Prison – Iran One Year After the Election which reviews a year of arrest and detention of those who have spoken out against the government and its abuses. The publication of the report marks the launch of a one-year campaign calling for the release of prisoners of conscience in Iran held since the disputed 2009 presidential election and ensuing repression and fair trials without recourse to the death penalty for other political prisoners.