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Iranian dissidents, gays flee to Turkey

Since protesters took to the streets following the Iranian presidential election, dissidents are escaping the country, human rights groups say, fleeing to Europe and neighboring Turkey. Among those experiencing pressure from the Iranian government are student groups, journalists, human rights activists, artists and gays.

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Dissident Iranians taking refuge in Turkey
Article | KAYSERI, TURKEY -- After an hours-long interrogation, Iranian intelligence agents trailed Aida Saadat to the dimly lit streets of her neighborhood in Tehran, she recalled. Yelling out her name, they came at her with batons, then left her lying on the sidewalk bloodied and bruised.

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