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.Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Rights groups earlier in the week expressed alarm after Mahjoubi was hospitalised in a critical condition in Iran.(Photo Credit: Pixabay)

  • Iran's prisons organisation said Behnam Mahjoubi was hospitalised in Tehran after he "was recently poisoned"
  • Mahjoubi, a member of the Sufi Gonabadi order, was imprisoned after taking part in a demonstration in February 2018
  • Emerging in the 19th century, the Gonabadi order is one of the most prominent Sufi branches in the Islamic republic