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Iran Supreme Court Confirms Death Sentence for Businessman Babak Zanjani

Iran Human Rights –  The death sentence for Babak Zanjani, the prime suspect in a high profile financial corruption case, has been confirmed by Iran’s Supreme Court. Gholamreza Ansari, a senior official at the Supreme Court, confirmed the news to the state-run news agency, Mizan. In regards to the two other defendants in the case, Mehdi Shams and Hamid Fallah Heravi, …

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Iran President Demands Obama Not Sign Extension Of U.S. Sanctions

RFL/RE – Iranian President Hassan Rohani has urged U.S. President Barack Obama not to sign a 10-year extension of U.S. sanctions approved unanimously by the U.S. Senate. In a speech to Iran’s parliament on December 4, Rohani said the bill violates a landmark nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers. On December 1, the U.S. Congress voted to extend the …

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Amnesty Calls On Iran To Release Four Arrested At Commemoration For Murdered Writers

RFL/RE – Amnesty International has called on Iran to release “immediately and unconditionally” four individuals arrested on December 2 at a gathering marking the 18th anniversary of the killings of two prominent intellectuals. The two men were murdered by agents from Iran’s Intelligence Ministry. Their deaths were part of a series of extrajudicial killings of Iranian dissidents and intellectuals, which …

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Iranian Official Arrested for Supporting Release of Imprisoned Human Rights Activist

PayvandNews – Alireza Rahmani, the director of public relations for the governor’s office in Qazvin, 89 miles (143 kms) northwest of Tehran, was arrested on November 29 for inviting friends online to support the release of imprisoned human rights activist Narges Mohammadi. Alireza Rahmani, Director in Qazvin Governor’s office He was released a few hours later after posting 15-million-tomans bail …

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Iran: Sanctions act extension shows US unreliable

Al-Arabia – A US Senate vote to extend the Iran Sanctions Act (ISA) for 10 years shows the world that Washington cannot be relied upon to act on its commitments, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Saturday. Iran has vowed to retaliate against the ISA extension, passed unanimously on Thursday, saying it violated last year’s agreement with six …

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