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Who Are the Dual Nationals Imprisoned in Iran?

CHRI – At least 12 dual and foreign nationals, as well as foreign permanent residents, are currently imprisoned in Iran. According to research by the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI), the arrests, primarily by the Islamic Revolutionary Guards’ Corps (IRGC), are followed by a pattern of prolonged solitary confinement and interrogations; lack of due process; denial of consular access or …

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Iran taking Saudi rhetoric, actions seriously

Al-Monitor — The unprecedented and curious resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri while he was in the Saudi capital Riyadh has become the center of speculations regarding the possible impacts on the Iranian-Saudi struggle over influence in the region. It’s not a secret that the whole story is a piece of a bigger puzzle. Hariri, Saudi Arabia’s close Lebanese ally, headed a …

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Iran’s first Oscar submission directed by woman causes stir

ABC – A movie about a young girl whose fantasy world helps her escape the hard realities of growing up in the countryside near Tehran in the aftermath of the 1979 Islamic Revolution is Iran’s first-ever submission for the Academy Awards’ foreign film directed by a woman.

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Iranian Baha’i Citizens, Deprived Of Higher Education, Sentenced

RFL/RE – Three Baha’i citizens in Iran, already deprived of higher education, have reportedly each been sentenced by a notoriously hard-liner judge, Mohammad Moqisseh, to five years in prison.  After being summoned to court six times, Tara Houshmand, Rouhie Safajoo, and Sarmad Shadabi were finally charged with “acting against national security through membership in the misleading Baha’i cult” and sentenced, …

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IAEA Chief tells U.S. nuclear commitments undertaken by Iran being implemented

PyavandNews – During a visit to the United States, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano says Iran has been complying with the 2015 nuclear agreement, and that the nuclear-related commitments undertaken by Tehran under the deal are being implemented.

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