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Iranian Baha’i Singer Facing Prison Time After European Concert Tour

CHRI – After being repeatedly interrogated while spending a month in solitary confinement, Iranian singer Behnam Rohani-Fard was released on 100 million tomans bail (approximately $30,156 USD) from Tehran’s Evin Prison on October 3, 2017. Rohani-Fard, a member of Iran’s persecuted Baha’i faith, was interrogated “at least 20 times, each time for three or four hours,” during his month-long detention in …

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Imprisoned Iranian-British Citizen Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe Threatened With 16 More Years Behind Bars

CHRI – Revolutionary Guards Bring New Charges Against Young Mother Who Was Eligible for Release in November 2017 October 9, 2017—Iranian-British dual national Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, imprisoned in Iran since April 2016 on trumped up and unspecified national security charges, is now facing up to 16 more years in prison based on new charges brought by the arresting authority, the Islamic Revolutionary …

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Imprisoned Teachers’ Rights Advocate Esmail Abdi Denied Sentence Review

CHRI- Iran’s judiciary has denied a request for a review of the heavy prison sentence issued against Esmail Abdi, the former secretary general of the country’s largest teachers’ rights organization, the Iranian Teachers’ Trade Association (ITTA). “In recent days we were informed that our request for a judicial review has been denied, but we will continue to follow up on his …

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Iranian conservatives more divided than ever

PayvandNews – Following their electoral defeat against the Reformists, Iran’s conservatives appear to be grappling with greater internal differences than ever before. Indeed, the multitude of voices coming out of the Principlist camp seem to have reached an all-time high, and in the absence of one political leader, this could become an Achilles’ heel for them. These internal differences began as candidates launched …

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Trump Assails Republican Senator, Blames Him For Iran Nuclear Agreement

RFL/RE – U.S. President Donald Trump and the powerful chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee publicly traded insults on social media ahead of a key decision on the 2015 deal between global powers and Iran on Tehran’s nuclear program. In a sharply worded exchange, Trump blamed Senator Bob Corker (Republican-Tennessee) for the deal with Iran, which Trump has repeatedly criticized, …

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