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Monthly Archives: August 2016

Iran’s Nemati Bows Out Of Rio Olympics But Urges Disabled To Compete

Iranian archer Zahra Nemati, a disabled trailblazer who in one of many firsts was Iran’s flag-bearer in the Rio Olympics, exited from the games on August 9 after a loss to Russia’s Inna Stepanova. Nemati, who won the gold medal in archery at the London Paralympics in 2012, was quickly eliminated by Stepanova in a first-round encounter, leaving the Iranian …

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Italy Urged Not To Extradite Iranian Activist

RFL/RE – The son of Iran’s last shah has urged Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi to intervene to help an Iranian activist jailed in Italy, saying he risks execution if he is extradited. Mehdi Khosravi was arrested in northern Italy on August 6, with police saying they had carried out an international arrest warrant issued by Tehran, which aimed to …

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British Prime Minister Presses Rohani Over Detained British-Iranian Woman

RFL/RE – British Prime Minister Theresa May has urged the Iranian president to resolve the case of a British-Iranian aid worker who faces trial in Iran. May’s office said on August 9 she had “raised concerns” about Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and other dual nationals during a telephone call with President Hassan Rohani. May “stressed the importance of resolving these cases as …

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