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False Promises and a Forced Confession: A Former Kurdish Activist Held Hostage by Iran

Iranwire – In April, authorities handed down a 40-year jail sentence to Kurdish political prisoner Mohammad Moradi on charges of “rebellion through membership to an opposition party and returning to Iran to carry out armed operations.” But when Moradi, who is from Piranshahr county in West Azerbaijan, decided to return to Iran in 2018, he was given assurances by the local intelligence …

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“He Thought We’d be Safe if he Died”: Family Reveals British-Iranian’s Suicide Attempts in Prison

Iranwire – Ward 4 of Iran’s notorious Evin Prison is reserved for people charged with security-related and espionage offences – and of course, hostages being held on this pretext. Anousheh Ashouri, a British-Iranian dual national, is one of them. The father-of-two, a businessman aged 67, was sentenced by the regime to 10 years in prison in 2019 on spurious charges …

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Iranian Tanker Seized by Indonesia Is Released After 4 Months

VOA – An Iranian-flagged tanker seized by Indonesia in January over the suspected illegal transfer of oil has been released, an Indonesian official and Iranian state media said on Saturday. Wisnu Pramandita, a spokesman for the Indonesian coastguard, said the Iranian-flagged tanker, the MT Horse, was released on Friday after a court decision earlier in the week. The court ruled …

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IAEA chief: Iran’s uranium enrichment now at levels of ‘countries making bombs’

timesofisrael – The head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog has said Iran is enriching uranium to levels that only countries seeking to make atomic weapons reach, and that the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program can no longer be returned to where it stood when a landmark 2015 deal was struck with world powers. “A country enriching at 60 percent is …

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US Says Iranians Should be Free to Choose Own Leaders

VOA – The Biden administration has responded to Iran’s mass disqualification of candidates for its upcoming presidential election by saying Iranians should be free to choose their own leaders. The White House statement coincides with sharp criticism of Iran’s electoral system from Iranian rights activists and U.S. conservatives as neither free nor fair. Iran’s Guardian Council, which vets election candidates, …

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