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NOV 06, 2013 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Iran's Ebadi criticizes Rouhani's rights record

NEW YORK (AP) — Iranian Nobel Peace laureate Shirin Ebadi strongly criticized the human rights record of President Hassan Rouhani, citing a dramatic increase in executions since he took office this year and accusing the government of lying about the release of political prisoners. Ebadi, a U.S.-based human rights lawyer who since 2009 has lived outside Iran in self-exile, said in an interview Tuesday with The Associated Press that Rouhani may have the reputation of a moderate reformer, but so far "we get bad signals" from the new government when it comes to human rights. "How do they want ... Read More

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