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Political refugees await another presidential election in Iran

In June 2009, hundreds of thousands of Iranians protested against the presidential vote which saw Mahmoud Ahmadinejad re-elected. The movement was swiftly crushed by the authorities and set off a wave of activists fleeing the country. Three years on, the number of Iranian political refugees continues to rise. The majority pass through Turkey while awaiting a visa for Europe or the US. A few months before the next presidential election in Iran, they told us about their struggle.

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