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Monthly Archives: May 2019

French Court To Rule On Extradition Of Iranian Engineer To U.S.

RFL/RE – An appeals court in France is set to rule on the extradition of an Iranian engineer to the United States.Jalal Rohollahnejad was detained under a U.S. extradition warrant at the airport in the southern French city of Nice on February 2.The 41-year-old had arrived in Nice from Tehran via Moscow, having obtained a French working visa.According to court …

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Iran Arrests Corruption-Exposing Journalist While ‘Welcoming’ Media Critiques

VOA – An Iranian journalist who wrote about government corruption has been arrested for the second time in six months on the same day that Iran’s judiciary chief said he welcomes media critiques. In one of several contrasting state-media reports, news agency IRNA saidjournalist Masoud Kazemi was arrested Wednesday as he attended a Tehran court hearing. IRNA also quoted defense lawyer …

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Iran Supreme Leader Criticizes Politicians Amid Tension With US

VOA — Iran’s supreme leader publicly chastised the country’s moderate president and foreign minister Wednesday, saying he disagreed with the implementation of the 2015 nuclear deal they negotiated with world powers. The extraordinary comments by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the first time he’s criticized both politicians by name, came amid tensions with the United States a year after Washington’s withdrawal from the …

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Protest Continues against the Detainment of Iranian Labor Activists and Journalists

Radiozamaneh – International and Iranian organizations express concerns over the arrest of several labor rights activists in Iran including two journalists who were arrested on May day 2019 during a protest organized in Tehran. No news has been released about possible charges or the conditions that these political prisoners are being held at. Arrested in May Day demonstration, eight labor …

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Iran: Planning to Kidnap and Kill More Americans

gatestoneinstitute.org – A leading Republican lawmaker, Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas), also the ranking Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, has pointed out that recent intelligence obtained about Iran’s threat was extremely detailed. These are simply preemptive measures that any rational state would take in the face of those clear threats. They were being taken to save the lives of …

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Seven to Face Trial in Connection with Labor Protests

CHRI – Many Denied Access to Counsel, Families Warned to Stay Quiet After months of unlawful prosecution in connection with workers’ rights protests in southwestern Iran, five journalists and two labor activists are due to go on trial at Branch 15 of the revolutionary court in Tehran presided by Judge Abolqasem Salavati, a source with knowledge of their cases told …

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Judge Moghiseh Accused of Cursing at Magazine Editor During Bail Hearing

CHRI – The former editor-in-chief of the Sedaye Parsi (Persian Voice) political magazine, Masoud Kazemi, was detained on May 22, 2019, after being unable to post bail, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) has learned. During the hearing, presiding judge Mohammad Moghiseh also cursed at Kazemi and displayed “unimaginably strange” behavior, according to his lawyer. “At the hearing… at Branch 28 of …

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Iran tightens noose on corrupt tycoons

Al-Monitor – The long arm of the Iranian law seems to be reaching individuals accused of misusing political connections for personal profit at a time when the economy is under severe strain due to mismanagement at home and reimposed US sanctions. The latest in a series of “special trials” opened in the past year was that of Hossein Hedayati, also known …

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The Real Reason Iran’s Hardliners Don’t Want To Talk To America

lobelog.com – Recently, President Donald Trump gave Iran’s leaders a telephone number, saying that he is waiting to talk to them. Observers and analysts in both Tehran and Washington dismissed this gesture as meaningless. Given the background of U.S.-Iran relations under Trump, especially American withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and the imposition of harsher sanctions on …

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Roger Sedarat: Hafez and Saadi’s Substantial Impact on the 19th Century U.S. Literary Tradition

medium.com – With the goal of harnessing the untapped potential of Iranian-Americans, and to build the capacity of the Iranian diaspora in effecting positive change in the U.S. and around the world, the Iranian Americans’ Contributions Project (IACP) has launched a series of interviews that explore the personal and professional backgrounds of prominent Iranian-Americans who have made seminal contributions to …

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