Sattar Beheshti

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CPJ demands Iran explain imprisoned blogger's death

November 9, 2012 4:08 PM ET

New York, November 9, 2012--Iranian authorities must immediately explain the sudden death of imprisoned blogger Sattar Beheshti, who had previously complained about severe mistreatment in custody, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. CPJ also demands that the government launch...

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Sattar Beheshti

November 3, 2012 12:17 PM ET

Beheshti, 35, a critical blogger, died under suspicious and unclear circumstances while in government custody, according to news reports. Police arrested Beheshti on October 30 on allegations of "acting against national security," and held him temporarily at Tehran's Evin...

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