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Prominent, Ailing Human Rights Lawyer Sees 64th Birthday Pass by in Evin Prison

Iranhumanrights.org – “I hope my father will be freed soon and his next birthday will not be in Evin Prison,” said Maedeh Soltani, the daughter of imprisoned prominent Iranian human rights lawyer Abdolfattah Soltani, on Nov 1, 2016—his 64th birthday. “My father has served more than half of an unjust prison sentence and qualifies for conditional release, but all his requests …

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Briefly Freed After Long Hunger Strikes, Three Teachers’ Rights Leaders Ordered Back to Prison

Iranhumanrights.org – Prominent teachers’ rights leaders Jafar Azimzadeh, Esmail Abdi, and Mahmoud Beheshti-Langroudi—who had all been previously imprisoned for their peaceful activism and released in 2016 on bail after going on long hunger strikes—were summoned back to prison in October 2016. Abdi, secretary general of the Iranian Teachers’ Trade Association, confirmed to the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran …

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Elderly Baha’i Man Brutally Murdered Amid Islamic Republic’s “Systematic Hatred” of Baha’is

Iranhumanrights.org – Sixty-three-year old Farhang Amiri, a Baha’i man that was well-known in his community, was stabbed to death outside his home in the city of Yazd, 312 miles southeast of Tehran, on September 26, 2016, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran has learned. “The suspects have confessed that they killed Amiri because he was an ‘apostate,’ and …

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Does Iranian law consider US a hostile state?

Al-monitor – On Oct. 18, Mizan, the Iranian judiciary’s news agency, reported that Iranian-American businessman Siamak Namazi, who has been held for more than a year, and his father Baquer, who was detained in February, had both been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Their offense, as announced by Tehran’s Prosecutor General Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi, was “collaboration with the hostile US government.” According to the …

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The billion-dollar gold rush to tap into Iranian oil

CNBC – The chase is on for some of the most prized oil and gas assets in the world, following the lifting of sanctions on Iran earlier this year. The historic deal paved the way for the country to rebuild its lost production capacity and fight for market share. If all goes as planned, Tehran’s oil officials will attract roughly …

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