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A Lawyer Arrested on Charge of Insulting the Supreme Leader

HRANA News Agency – Danial Estakhr, a lawyer in Shiraz city, was arrested and sent to prison on charge on insulting the supreme leader. It is said that this charge is related to one of his writings about the mass executions of political prisoners in 1980s. According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Danial Estakhr, known professional …

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Families Dismayed Over Lack of Attention to Hunger Strikers in Iranian Prisons

CHRI – The parents of two political prisoners on hunger strike have expressed concern about their condition and treatment inside Rajaee Shahr Prison, where more than a dozen inmates have been on hunger strike, some for nearly a month. “He’s not good after almost 30 days on hunger strike,” said Zahra Eghdami, the mother of Jafar (Shahin) Eghdami, in an interview …

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In Letter to Judge, Iranian-American Demands Freedom for Himself and Wife

CHRI – Art Gallery Owners Karan Vafadari and Afarin Nayssari Held on Baseless Charges More Than One Year Without Trial Detained Iranian-American art dealer Karan Vafadari has written a letter from Evin Prison demanding that he and his wife be released for lack of any evidence supporting the espionage charges against them. “I don’t know anything about the law and I …

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Namazis Lose Appeal Against 10-Year Prison Sentence

CHRI – Iranian-American Businessman and His 81-Year-Old Father Remain Held on Unspecified Charges after Sham Prosecution That Lacked Due Process. Iranian-American businessman Siamak Namazi and his 81-year-old father Baquer have lost their appeal against a 10-year prison sentence issued for undeclared “espionage” charges, according to their American lawyer. “I condemn in no uncertain terms the cruel and unjust decision of the Tehran Appeals Court,” their …

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New chapter in Iran-Turkey ties could have major impact on Syria

Al-Monitor – For more than six years, the regional rivalry between Iran and Turkey and their support of different sides of the Syrian civil war have been major obstacles to finding a political solution to the Syrian conflict. However, the recent rapprochement between Tehran and Ankara has renewed hopes for the political process to proceed toward a unified solution — one that seemed highly …

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