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  • A city of northern Iran northwest of Tehran. It is an agricultural trade center with a chemicals industry. Population: 1,390,000.

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  • proper n. A city of Iran.


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Persian کرج (Karaj).


  • One Iranian political prisoner who wrote an open letter, earlier this year, describing his conditions of detention at the overcrowded Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj, described life there as a "hell and human catastrophe."

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  • From Reuters: "Witnesses said they had seen Basij Islamic militia deploying across Tehran and one resident saw at least three buses full of Basij heading for the capital from the nearby city of Karaj on Saturday, as well as four trucks full of the motorcycles used by Basij militiamen during previous demonstrations."

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  • There is the cyber war, the recently stepped-up sanctions, the blowing up of facilities near Isfahan and Karaj, the assassination of Iran's nuclear scientists, and now, stymieing any diplomatic contract, the passage of a law which forbids any negotiations by the Obama team with the Islamic Republic -- all manifestations of a clear agenda: to isolate Iran on all levels and fronts.

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  • Families of Iranian political prisoners, as well as former political prisoners, have repeatedly complained to VOA about the appalling conditions in many Iranian prisons, including Tehran's Evin Prison and Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj.

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  • Her husband was not home when she got back to the outskirts of Karaj from her day's work in Tehran.

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  • She lived in Karaj with her husband and two children.

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  • She lived in the outskirts of Karaj further from the capital than Shahin khanoom in a rented house whose toilet was a shack at the bottom of the yard.

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  • The prisoners were visited by Evin officials along with a number of officials from the Ministry of Intelligence and were told that if they refused to stop their hunger strike, they would be transferred to Rejaishahr Prison in the Western city of Karaj, where conditions are far worse.

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  • The seven Bahais are today incarcerated in Gohardasht prison, near Karaj.

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  • In a speech at the northern Iranian city of Karaj on Tuesday, Ahmadinejad also said Iran is ready for "honest talks" with world powers at an upcoming meeting in Turkey over its disputed nuclear program.

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