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U.S. Senators From Both Parties Sponsor Bill Tightening Iran Sanctions

RFL/RE – U.S. senators from both major political parties introduced legislation on March 23 to tighten sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missile launches and other non-nuclear military activities. Authored by leaders of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and co-sponsored by seven senators each from the Republican and Democratic parties, the bill mirrors the harder line against Tehran taken by …

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Iran’s President To Meet Putin During March 27-28 Moscow Visit

RFL/RE – The Kremlin says Iranian President Hassan Rohani will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a March 27-28 visit to Moscow. Putin’s press service announced the visit in a March 23 statement. It said Putin and Rohani would hold talks on March 28, paying “special attention” to trade ties and investments. They will discuss “implementation of major joint …

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Marjan Davari Sentenced to Death and Transferred to Garchak Prison

HRANA News Agency – A 50-year-old researcher and translator has been sentenced to death in late January. She was transferred from women’s ward in Evin to Rey prison (Gharchak of Varamin) at the same time. One of the charges against Ms. Davari is membership in Eckankar. This verdict has recently submitted to her. According to the report of Human Rights …

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MPs Demand Answers from Rouhani on Increasing Arrests Ahead of Elections

Iranhumanrights.org – President Hassan Rouhani has yet to respond to a letter from four reformist members of Parliament demanding an explanation for the spate of arrests of activists and journalists ahead of the May 2017 presidential election. “Foremost we expect your excellency to resolve this problem, but if no action is taken, we will invite the four ministers involved, namely …

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Reformist Editor Arrested by Security Agents Amid Pre-Election Crackdown

Iranhumanrights.org – Amid a widening crackdown on journalists and activists in Iran ahead of the country’s May 2017 presidential election, security agents arrested Morad Saghafi, the reformist editor-in-chief of Goftegoo (Conversation) magazine, on March 15, 2017. His lawyer, Hamed Zargar, said on March 16 that Saghafi had a phone conversation with a family member the day after he was arrested, and has little chance of being …

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