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What was on the agenda for British foreign secretary’s Iran visit?

Al-Monitor – Britain’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson visited Iran on Dec. 10. Ahead of the trip, Johnson said that he would address British concerns over the imprisonment of dual national Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who was arrested and sentenced in 2016 to five years in prison. Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who is employed by Thomson Reuters Foundation, was charged with plotting to overthrow the Iranian …

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Nine Iranian mountain climbers killed by avalanche

PayvandNews – Nine Iranian climbers were fatally buried by an avalanche on Oshtoran Kooh Mountain, in the country’s west on Friday. The climbers were among a group of 15 men and women from the city of Mashhad and a local guide who were trapped by the avalanche on Thursday. source: Haft-e Sobh daily They were heading back from Oshtoran Kooh, one of …

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Iran Sentences Fugitive Ex-Bank Chief Mahmud Reza Khavari To Prison In Absentia

RFL/RE – Iran’s judiciary says the former head of the country’s largest state-controlled bank who fled to Canada amid a massive embezzlement case has been handed a lengthy prison sentence in absentia. Mahmud Reza Khavari (file photo) Mahmud Reza Khavari, the former head of Bank Melli Iran, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for “disrupting the economic system,” Iranian news …

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Human Rights Day and Iran’s Suppression

newsmax – Today is Human Rights Day! Is this a day for celebration or mourning? Ordinarily, such a day would be for festivity; but, this day is not a usual moment in time. Why? The Iranian regime is the source of human rights abuses. Iran is not a typical state. It has the trappings of being normal, when, in fact, …

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nrttv – An Iranian court has sentenced a young woman of Kurdish origin to prison and ordered her to receive 50 lashes as punishment for participating in an event recognizing the referendum on Kurdistan independence in northern Iraq. Zamana Zewia, a student at Payam Noor University in Saqqez, was accused of “acting against national security,” “participating in illegal gatherings” and “disrupting …

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