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Iranian Leaks About Missing American Led Levinson Family to Sue Iran

VOA – A U.S. lawyer for the family of a former FBI agent who went missing in Iran 10 years ago says the family is suing Tehran for damages based in part on leaked information from Iranian sources. “Iran, like the United States, leaks information,” said attorney David McGee in an interview with VOA Persian’s LateNews program Wednesday. McGee represents the …

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Family Of U.S. Man Missing Since 2007 Sues Iran

RFL/RE – The family of a retired FBI agent who went missing in Iran a decade ago has filed a lawsuit against Tehran, claiming that it has held Robert Levinson captive and falsely denied any knowledge of his whereabouts. The lawsuit was filed in a Washington, D.C., court on March 21 on behalf of Levinson, his wife, Christine Levinson, and …

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Chinese Telecom Giant To Pay Record Fine For Iran Sanctions Violations

RFL/RE – China’s giant telecom company ZTE agreed to pay a record $892 million fine for providing Iran and North Korea with sensitive techology in violation of U.S. sanctions, the U.S. government announced on March 7. Under the agreement, which is pending approval before a U.S. district court in Texas, ZTE could face an additional fine of $300 million if …

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IRAN: REPRESSION OF THOSE SEEKING TRUTH AND JUSTICE FOR 1980S KILLINGS NEEDS TO STOP

Amnesty – In this joint statement, 20 human rights groups call on the Iranian authorities to stop the harassment, intimidation and prosecution of human rights defenders seeking truth and justice on behalf of individuals who were summarily executed or forcibly disappeared during the 1980s and their families. Over the past few months, several human rights defenders have been subjected to …

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Giant Chinese Firm Reported Ready To Plead Guilty In Iran Sanctions Case

RFL/RE – Reuters is reporting that giant Chinese telecom company ZTE is expected to plead guilty to U.S. criminal charges that it sold restricted technology to Iran. The company has not yet signed a plea deal with U.S. enforcement agencies, Reuters reported on March 2, but ZTE is expected to plead guilty to conspiring to violate the International Emergency Economic …

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White House Again Delays Release Of Revamped Order On Immigration

RFL/RE – The White House has again delayed release of a revamped executive order limiting travel and immigration to the United States. White House officials said on March 2 that the revised order will not be published until next week. The original order, which President Donald Trump said he rushed to get out during his first week in office to …

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Iran judiciary chief clashes with Rouhani once again

Al-monitor – The tensions and clashes between conservative judiciary chief Ayatollah Sadegh Larijani and moderate President Hassan Rouhani have entered a new phase, with Larijani saying Rouhani has been accused of taking money from jailed tycoon Babak Zanjani. AUTHOR Rohollah Faghihi On Dec. 2, at the specialized meeting of the community of supervision and inspection of the government, ministries, organizations and local …

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Court Revives Case Accusing Argentinian Ex-Leader Of Covering Up For Iran

RFL/RE – An Argentine appeals court has revived a case accusing former President Christina Fernandez of trying to cover up Iran’s alleged role in the bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish center in 1994. “The evidence does not allow for a clear dismissal of the possible commission of illicit acts,” the country’s official Judicial Information Center said. “The accusations must …

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Syria’s Assad Claims ‘Turning Point’ In War With Takeover Of Aleppo

RFL/RE – The Syrian Army said it has taken complete control of Aleppo after evacuating the last rebel fighters from the battered city on December 22, handing President Bashar al-Assad his most important gain in the nearly six-year civil war. Assad and his forces proclaimed “an important turning point” and credited allies Russia and Iran for helping to make it …

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