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IRAN: GERMAN-IRANIAN DISSIDENT ARBITRARILY JAILED: JAMSHID SHARMAHD

Amnesty – Jamshid Sharmahd, a 66-year-old German-Iranian political dissident, is at risk of being convicted in a grossly unfair trial and sentenced to death. He has been arbitrarily detained in Iran for over eight months, at times in circumstances akin to enforced disappearance, without trial and access to an independent lawyer of his choosing and consular assistance. State TV broadcast …

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IHR calls for the immediate release of Ali Younesi and Amir Hossein Moradi

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – According to a former cellmate, students Ali Younesi and Amirhossein Moradi have been subjected to torture and ill-treatment in order to force false confessions from them. A year after their arrest, Ali and Amirhossein are still held in security Ward 209 of Evin Prison without a trial or access to their lawyer. Their lawyer has …

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Arsalan Khodkam’s Death Sentence Commuted to Life Imprisonment

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – According to a notice served to Arsalan Khodkam today, the Kurdish political prisoner’s death sentence has been commuted to life imprisonment. According to Iran Human Rights, following the publication of the Amnesty Commission’s list, Arsalan Khodkam was served a notice from Branch One of the Urmia Military Court informing him that his death sentence had …

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Iran says it’s capable of enriching uranium with 90% purity

Al-Arabia – Two days after lifting its uranium enrichment to the 60% level, Iran said it is capable of even further raising the rate to 90%, which is sufficient for the production of nuclear bombs. Tehran, however, renewed a pledge not to seek such weapons. “Today, if we want to, we are able to enrich uranium at the 90% level, …

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Russia describes latest Iran nuclear talks as ‘positive’

Al-Monitor – Russia on Thursday described the recent talks between Iran and world powers in Vienna as “positive,” even as tensions soared over a suspected Israeli attack on an Iranian nuclear site and Tehran’s planned hike in uranium enrichment. Iran and the other signatories of the landmark nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), on Thursday resumed …

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