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Jailed Iranian writer Baktash Abtin dies after contracting COVID

Jailed Iranian writer Baktash Abtin dies after contracting COVID

Abtin, who was imprisoned over security charges, was a joint winner of the 2021 PEN/Barbey Freedom to Write Award. Published On 8 Jan 20228 Jan 2022 Tehran, Iran – Iranian poet and filmmaker Baktash Abtin, who had been jailed on security charges, has passed away in a hospital in Tehran after contracting COVID-19 in detention.…