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IRAN: FURTHER INFORMATION: HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER BEING TORTURED IN EVIN: ARASH SADEGHI

Amnesty – Iranian prisoner of conscience and human rights defender Arash Sadeghi is being subjected to torture by Revolutionary Guard officials who are blocking his access to urgent medical care. He is suffering from respiratory problems and a stomach ulcer that has led to internal bleeding, abdominal pain and digestive complications. To view the report please follow the below link: …

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Iran’s President Rouhani welcomes Azerbaijan’s Aliyev, hails ties as ‘brotherly, strategic’

PayvandNews – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has hailed relations with neighboring Azerbaijan as “friendly, brotherly and strategic,” saying they share close views on regional issues. Tehran-Baku ties “have made considerable progress in the past three years,” Rouhani said at a joint news conference with his Azerbaijani counterpart Ilham Aliyev who arrived in Tehran Sunday for a one-day visit. Iran’s President …

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Imprisoned Iran-Born Swedish Resident Refusing Food and Water in Desperate Bid for Justice

Iranhumanrights.org – Iranian-born Swedish resident Ahmadreza Jalali is protesting his detainment in Iran since April 2016 without charge and denial of access to due process by refusing food and water. “On Thursday (February 23) Ahmadreza’s relatives in Tehran visited him in prison and said he had lost a lot of weight and was in a bad mental state,” Vida Mehrannia …

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Iranian Rock Artist Defies Threats, Performs in Israeli Peace Concert

VOA – Exiled Iranian rock musician Shahin Najafi sang alongside Israeli rock star Aviv Geffen at a concert in Tel Aviv — the first performance by an Iranian artist at an Israeli rock concert — on March 2, 2017. Shahin Najafi (R) performing with Israeli rock star Aviv Geffen WASHINGTON – Fresh from an unprecedented performance in Israel, exiled Iranian …

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Late Iranian Dissident Cleric’s Son Freed After Sentence Suspended

RFL/RE – Iran’s judiciary has suspended the six-year prison term of the son of prominent deceased dissident cleric Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri. The semi-official ISNA news agency reported on March 4 that the court ordered the six-year term of Ahmad Montazeri suspended at the request of an unidentified senior cleric (after being approved by the Supreme Leader). Ahmad Montazeri Shocking …

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