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Pompeo: US, Europe Can Cooperate on Iran Despite Differences

VOA – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday that the United States and Europe could still work together on Iran, despite differences over what the United States calls the world’s “leading state sponsor of terror.”

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Imprisoned Journalist Hamed Aynehvand Denied Right to Post Bail in Iran

CHRI – Aynehvand Denied Legal Counsel by Hardline Judge Mohammad Moghiseh Judicial officials in Evin Prison in Tehran are illegally preventing the release of political journalist Hamed Aynehvand by falsely claiming he has insufficient funds to post bail. 

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Sugar Mill Workers Call for International Action to Free Detained Colleagues Esmail Bakhshi and Sepideh Qoliyan

CHRI – Esmail Bakhshi and Sepideh Qoliyan Pressured to Retract Torture Allegations A union representing workers of the Haft Tappeh sugar mill in the Iranian city of Shush, Khuzestan Province, has called on individuals and international organizations to demand the release of union representative Esmail Bakshi and freelance reporter Sepideh Qoliyan from the Intelligence Ministry’s detention center in Ahvaz. 

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Ten Detained Political Activists and Environmentalists Denied Counsel in Iran’s Kurdistan Province

CHRI – Ten political activists and environmentalists arrested in Iran’s Kurdistan Province between December 31, 2018, and January 6, 2019, are being held at the Intelligence Ministry’s detention center in the city of Sanandaj while being denied access to legal counsel and contact with family members.

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Stadium gates gradually open for Iranian women

Al-Monitor – Iranian women’s relationship with sports events could hardly be more complicated. They are allowed to watch female competitions — but barred from most men’s events (women have occasionally been granted permission to watch men’s volleyball and basketball).

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