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Amnesty – More than a million people in more than 200 countries and territories across the globe have come together to express their outrage at the sentencing of prominent Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh to 38 years and six months in prison and 148 lashes after two grossly unfair trials, Amnesty International announced today, as signatures demanding her release …

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Iran Executions: Man Hanged at Ardabil Prison

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – A prisoner who allegedly killed two policemen, was executed at the Iranian city of Ardabil’s prison. According to the Iranian judiciary’s news website, Mizan Online, the unnamed prisoner was executed on Wednesday, June 12. One of the judiciary authorities told Mizan, “while police ordered him to stop his vehicle, he was smuggling antiques and cultural …

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Iran Executions: Four Prisoners Hanged at Rajai-Shahr Prison

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – Three prisoners were hanged this morning and one prisoner was hanged last Monday at Rajai-Shahr prison. According to IHR sources, on the morning of Wednesday, June 12, three prisoners were executed at Rajai-Shahr prison in the Iranian city of Karaj. All of them were sentenced to death on the charge of “corruption on earth and …

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Iranians expect little from Japan’s mediation efforts

Al-Monitor – Not a day has gone by during the past two weeks in Iran without speculation about the Japanese premier’s visit to Tehran and the agenda of his talks with Iran’s leadership. The speculation has been fueled by reports that US President Donald Trump, during his May 27 trip to Tokyo, had embraced Shinzo Abe’s offer to help alleviate the tensions between …

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Iran scrambles to lift petrochemical sales as sanctions hammer oil

Reuters – Iran has been racing to step up exports of petrochemicals and tap new markets to compensate for sliding oil sales, Iranian and international industry sources said, but now risks losing that crucial revenue as Washington tightens the screw on sanctions.FILE PHOTO: A man counts Iranian rials at a currency exchange shop, before the start of the U.S. sanctions …

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