Poet arrested as Iran targets free speech - rights group

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  • Saturday, 09 Jan 2016

DUBAI (Reuters) - An Iranian poet who backed a reformist candidate in 2009's disputed presidential election has been detained amid a crackdown on artists and activists, a U.S.-based rights group said.

The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran (ICHRI) said late on Friday that Hila Sedighi had been arrested at Tehran's Imam Khomeini Airport on Jan. 7 as she returned from the United Arab Emirates.

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