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Gazelle Sharmahd, Iranian human rights activist and daughter of imprisoned journalist Jamshid Sharmahd, addresses the 16th Annual Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy on May 15th 2024.

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Gazelle Sharmahd

Daughter of Jamshid Sharmahd, fighting against her father’s unjust imprisonment and death sentence in Iran

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