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UAE soldier ‘dies after confrontation with Iranian ship’

Al-Arabia – A UAE source has said that an Emirati soldier was “martyred after an Iranian boat entered Emirati territory.”

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Amnesty – Peyman Barandah, who was 15 years old at the time of his arrest, is due to be executed on 10 May in Shiraz’s Adel Abad prison, Fars Province, Iran. He was sentenced to death after a grossly unfair trial which violated principles of juvenile justice. He was detained in prolonged solitary confinement during which he said he was …

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Student Arrested by Intelligence Ministry Held in Solitary Confinement Without Charge

CHRI – Payam Shakiba, a political science graduate student at Tehran’s Allameh Tabataba’i University, has been held in solitary confinement in Evin Prison’s Ward 209 since his arrest by the Intelligence Ministry in late February 2017, an informed source told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI). Shakiba, 30, has not had access to a lawyer and no reasons have been …

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Swedish Resident Held in Evin Prison for One Year Denied Lawyer for Third Time

CHRI – Ahmadreza Jalali, an Iranian-born Swedish resident detained in Evin Prison since April 2016, has been denied a lawyer of his choosing for the third time, an informed source told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI). “Unfortunately, Ahmadreza’s trial has been delayed for several months only because Judge [Abolqasem] Salavati has not accepted any of his three …

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Why region should prepare for long Saudi-Iranian confrontation

Al-monitor – Ties between Iran and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have been strained for years. Incidents such as the stampede during the Hajj pilgrimage in 2015, in which hundreds of Iranian pilgrims were crushed to death; the execution of prominent Saudi Shiite cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr in January 2016; and the subsequent attacks on Saudi diplomatic compounds in Iran ultimately led to …

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