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International Bar Association Calls for Immediate Release of Nasrin Sotoudeh and Amirsalar Davoodi

CHRI – International pressure on Iran to release imprisoned human rights lawyers Nasrin Sotoudeh and Amirsalar Davoodi, both behind bars in the country’s Evin Prison for their peaceful defense of basic civil and political rights, has increased with the publication of an open letter by the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) to Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Hosseini Khamenei, calling for their immediate release. Following …

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Intel: Iran claims it found agents behind Natanz nuclear explosion

Al-Monitor – Saboteurs responsible for the July 2 explosion at Iran’s Natanz nuclear facility have been identified, said a senior Iranian energy official as reported by the country’s semi-official state media outlet, Fars News Agency. On Sunday, Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) spokesperson Behrouz Kamalvandi told state media that the government had discovered those responsible for the blast. Kamalvandi declined to …

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Iran cracks down on journalists again in response to UN report

RSF.org – Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the latest crackdown on the media in Iran, in which at least five journalists have been targeted just weeks after the UN published a damning report on 21 July by special rapporteur Javaid Rehman on the appalling situation of human rights, including the freedom to inform, in this country. The latest victims include Mohammad …

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As a Wrestler Faces Execution in Iran, World Sports Groups Galvanize

NYT – An Iranian wrestler accused of murder after taking part in anti-government protests two years ago may be executed soon, international sports groups fear as they intensify a last-ditch campaign for clemency. “We really are at one minute to midnight,” Brendan Schwab, executive director of the World Players Association, which represents 85,000 professional athletes, said Tuesday. The charges against …

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Iran’s move towards China will have global ramifications

middleeastmonitor.com – The decision by Iran and China to embark on what amounts to a 25-year strategic partnership has touched off a flurry of analysis and speculation around the world. The agreement – which has yet to be formalised – is set to transform Iran’s foreign policy outlook by triggering a move towards the East. For more than a century Iranian strategists …

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