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Iran’s authorities endangering life of critically ill imprisoned activist by refusing hospital transfer

Amnesty – The Iranian authorities must immediately transfer Arash Sadeghi, an imprisoned human rights defender who ended his 71-day hunger strike yesterday, to hospital so that he can receive the urgent specialized medical care he requires, Amnesty International said today. Arash Sadeghi went on hunger strike in October 2016 in protest at the imprisonment of his wife, the writer and …

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Arash Sadeghi’s 71-Day Hunger Strike Achieves Promise of Case Review for Imprisoned Wife

Iranhumanrights.org – Public Pressure Forces Iran’s Judiciary to Retreat From Hardline Stance “The [Tehran] Assistant Prosecutor Mr. Hajilou accepted that my case was wrongfully handled, but said it would take time for it to be reviewed,” Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee told the Campaign for Human Rights in Iran on the first day of her temporary leave from Evin Prison on January …

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Persecution of Dual Nationals: Businessman Serving 10-Year Prison Sentence After Coerced Confession

Iranhumanrights.org – Iranian-Austrian dual citizen Kamran Ghaderi is entering the second year of his 10-year prison sentence in solitary confinement in Tehran after being coerced into confessing to espionage in 2016, an informed source told the Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. Wife Used as “Bait” “They threatened him that if he didn’t cooperate, his wife would be taken into …

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How Rouhani’s main asset became his biggest liability

Al-monitor – Six minutes’ walk from the office of the Iranian president in downtown Tehran lies Horr Square, which features a statue of a warrior killing a mythical monster. Every time President Hassan Rouhani goes to work, he can’t but see the warrior, who might inspire him in his fight for another term. While Rouhani might not be bound to …

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Maternal mortality rate in Iran far below UN SDG target

PayvandNews – The maternal mortality rate in Iran is far below the target set by the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), Safieh Shahriari-Afshar, a founding member of the Family Health Association of Iran (FHA Iran), told a press conference on December 27. Low maternal mortality rate is one of the indicators of development in each country, Safieh Shahriari-Afshar, said. …

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