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Iran cashing in on OPEC oil output cut: Report

PayvandNews – Reports suggest that Iran has managed to sell nearly half of oil that it had long held on tankers at sea as it capitalizes on OPEC oil cut to sell millions of barrels, courting new customers around the globe. Tehran has sold more than 13 million barrels of the crude it had held in floating storage. The amount …

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Iranians Send Conflicting Messages To Trump Ahead Of Inauguration

RFL/RE – More than 35 prominent Iranian-Americans, including artists and academics, have called on U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to preserve a nuclear deal with Iran by world powers and choose “diplomacy over sanctions and war” in dealing with the Islamic republic. The January 5 letter warns that scrapping the nuclear accord would be a “disaster for both nations.” “It would …

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HUNGER-STRIKING ACTIVIST IN POOR HEALTH IN EVIN

Amnesty – Iranian prisoner of conscience Ali Shariati is in poor health in Evin Prison, 67 days into an ongoing hunger strike against his imprisonment. He has been sentenced to five years in prison for his peaceful activism, including his participation in peaceful protests condemning a series of acid attacks against women in 2014. View report in English: https://www.amnesty.org/download/Documents/MDE1354292017ENGLISH.pdf

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Conservative Tehran MP to Judiciary: Review Case of Political Prisoner on Hunger Strike

Radiozamaneh – Wave of Hunger Strikes Highlights Prisoners’ Plights Conservative member of Parliament Ali Motahari has publicly asked the Judiciary to review the case of ailing political prisoner Ali Shariati, who has been on hunger strike for more than two months in Evin Prison. The Tehran MP made the call after a 71-day hunger strike by imprisoned rights activist Arash …

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Nobel Laureate’s Call for Resignation of Iran’s Judiciary Chief Puts Spotlight on Rampant Judicial Abuses

Iranhumanrights.org —The call for the resignation of Iran’s top judicial official, Sadegh Larijani, by the prominent Iranian human rights lawyer and Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi, has brought renewed attention on the systematic abuses of rights committed by Iran’s Judiciary. Ebadi’s January 4 statement comes during a wave of life-threatening hunger strikes by political prisoners in Iran desperate to draw attention to their unlawful imprisonment and ill-treatment. …

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