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Long-jailed Iran former deputy premier dies at 86

  • Abbas Amir-Entezam, regarded as a liberal, had spent decades in jail after being found guilty of espionage and treason shortly after the 1979 revolution.
  • Amir-Entezam was widely considered by human rights groups to be Iran’s longest-serving political prisoner. He was awarded the Austrian Bruno Kreisky prize for human rights in 1997.
By AFP ·