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Authorities Deny Prisoner of Conscience Saeed Shirzad Eye Operation, Access to Mother’s Funeral

CHRI – Behind bars for over five years, prisoner of conscience Saeed Shirzad has been denied an operation to treat his vision problems as well as blocked from attending his mother’s funeral, the Center for Human rights in Iran (CHRI) has been informed. “Saeed has weak eyes and during the years in prison, his glasses have been broken or scratched several times,” …

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Iran Arrests Activist Masih Alinejad’s Brother Amid Crusade to Silence Citizens Based Abroad

CHRI – Against a backdrop of an ongoing campaign aimed at silencing foreign-based activists, agents of Iran’s Intelligence Ministry arrested the brother of prominent U.S.-based activist Masih Alinejad, she announced on Twitter. “The state’s systematic attack on activists’ families reveals the inhumane tactics they use to muzzle criticism of state policies,” said Hadi Ghaemi, executive director of the Center for …

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US and world powers continue to talk past each other on Iran at UN

Al-Monitor — The divide between the United States and the remaining parties to the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran was once again on stark display at the United Nations this morning, just days after Europe blamed Tehran for recent attacks against Saudi Arabia. Top diplomats from Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China issued a joint statement after meeting with Iranian …

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Iran’s hard-liners tell Rouhani to seek solutions at home, not in New York

Al-Monitor – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s diplomatic engagement with the leaders of France, Germany and the United Kingdom has prompted a barrage of sharply worded attacks from hard-liners back at home. These critics have long accused Rouhani of failing to respond in kind to the European states’ “reneging” on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). They have been pushing for a full …

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Relatives of Jailed Dual and Foreign Nationals Launch Alliance Against Iran’s “Hostage-Taking” Amid UNGA

CHRI – The day before Iran’s speech at the 74th session of the UN General Assembly, the families of dual and foreign nationals who were formerly imprisoned in the country as well as former prisoners launched the Alliance of Families Against State Hostage Taking. Announced at a September 24, 2019, press conference in New York City by family members of current …

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