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Upholding Narges Mohammadi’s 16-Year Prison Sentence is Indefensible

Iranhumanrights.org —The upholding of the 16-year prison sentence against human rights defender Narges Mohammadi by Iran’s Appeals Court for her peaceful work is cruel and indefensible, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran said in a statement today. “Sixteen years in prison for engaging in peaceful civil activities is a blatant violation of Iran’s own laws as well as …

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Iran’s Foreign Minister Says Judiciary is Responsible for Detained Dual Nationals

Iranhumanrights.org – Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said he hoped the situation of detained dual nationals in Iran could be “resolved amicably,” adding that the office of the president has no control over the Judiciary, at a talk in New York on September 23, 2016. http://www.facebook.com/49929580840/videos/10153812249835841/ Bagher Namazi, Siamak Namazi, Nazanin Zaghari Ratcliffe, Robin Reza Shahini, and Kamal Foroughi, a …

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Trump-Clinton debate dominates headlines in Iran

Al-monitor – The Iranian press’ interest in the first debate between the Republican candidate for US president, Donald Trump, and his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, was clear in Iran’s print media on Sept. 28. Analysis and opinions of the two presidential candidates, who battled it out at Hofstra University in New York on Sept. 26, was made all the more impassioned …

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Financial watchdog worries Iranian hard-liners

Al-monitor — The Iranian government’s efforts to get off the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) blacklist is spurring attacks against President Hassan Rouhani by primarily conservative forces. Given the agreement to adhere to FATF guidelines, critics say many institutions such as the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Intelligence and universities such as Sharif University of Technology will effectively be sanctioned …

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Australia hails ‘dawn of new age’ in Iran ties

PayvandNews – Iran and Australia have signed fresh agreements to forge closer ties, with Austrian Trade Minister Steve Ciobo announcing the dawn of a new age of relationship. Ciobo is leading a trade delegation of more than 20 companies to Tehran, seeking out opportunities, buoyed by the prospects in Iran’s mining, oil and gas, and other industries as well as …

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