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Letter From Political Prisoners: Prison conditions in Iran cause slow death of prisoners

PayvandNews – In a letter addressed to Asma Jahangir, the Special Rapporteur of the UN Human Rights Council on Iran, Amnesty International and Human rights Watch, a group of political prisoners in Rejaishahr Prison in Karaj protest against the violation of their basic rights as prisoners. Referring to themselves as Prisoners of conscience imprisoned in Hall 12, Ward 4 of …

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Iran Sentences Iranian-American, Elderly Father to 10 Years in Prison

VOA – An Iranian-American businessman and his 80-year-old father have each been sentenced to 10 years in prison in Iran for espionage, Tehran’s prosecutor said Tuesday. The Mizan news agency reported Siamak Namazi and his father, Baquer Namazi, both dual citizens, were convicted of “cooperating with the hostile American government.” Siamak Namazi was detained in October 2015 by the Islamic …

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Why Iran’s banking shake-up won’t be enough

Al-monitor — On July 24, Valiollah Seif, the governor of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI), unveiled the Central Bank and Usury-Free Banking Reform Bill, also known as the Banking Reform Bill, to support sustained acceleration in economic growth and broad expansion of the private sector, which is currently suffering from a credit crunch in the Iranian financial system. If …

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Prominent Rights Activist Narges Mohammadi Rejects Prison Sentence in Stinging Open Letter

Iranhumanrights.org – In an open letter from Evin Prison prominent human rights defender Narges Mohammadi has strongly rejected the Appeals Court’s decision upholding her harsh prison sentence, describing it as a “tyrannical” way to silence her activism. “I am a 44-year-old woman condemned to 22 years in prison by the Islamic Republic of Iran and I know very well that …

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Actions Speak Louder Than Words in Iran’s Death Penalty Debate, Says Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi

Iranhumanrights.org – Despite statements from some Iranian officials doubting the value of capital punishment, no action has been taken to end or reduce the high number of executions in the country, Nobel Peace laureate Shirin Ebadi told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. “Unfortunately, for years Iran’s judicial officials have repeated statements in response to protests by the …

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