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Iran Suffering From Strangulation Of Civil Society

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Published on Dec 15, 2012

Since 2009, the number of civil society activists who have applied for asylum has steadily increased. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Iranians filed more than 11,000 new asylum applications in 2009, 15,000 in 2010 and 18,000 in 2011. CNN's Christiane Amanpour reports.

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