Tuesday , 21 August 2018

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HRW Says Iran Judiciary ‘Criminalizing Rights Activism’

rferl.org – Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called on Iran’s authorities to immediately release prominent lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, saying her arrest and the new charges against her reveal the “grave degree the Iranian judiciary is criminalizing human rights activism.”

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Zarif: U.S. ‘Action Group’ Will Fail To Overthrow Iran Regime

rferl.org – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that a newly established Iran Action Group in the U.S. State Department aims to overthrow Iran’s clerical establishment, but it would fail.

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Iran hangs six men for armed robbery

iran-hrm – Iran hanged six men convicted of stealing 10kg of gold jewelry using cold weapons, the state media reported.

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Protesting His Wifes Detention the Husband of Prominent Iranian Lawyer Beaten

radiozamaneh – On 17 June, Iranian security forces attacked a group of protesters who had gathered in front of Tehran’s notorious Evin prison. The group had gathered there to protest the detention of Nasrin Sotoudeh who was arrested earlier this week and is being held without charge.

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Rouhani to appear before Iranian parliament soon, says lawmaker

alarabiya – An Iranian lawmaker said on Saturday that President Hassan Rouhani would appear before parliament on August 28 to answer questions on his government’s handling of Iran’s economic struggles, but an aide to Rouhani denied a date had been set.

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