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Turkey Inquires About Man Awaiting Trial In U.S. Iran Sanctions Case

RFL/RE – Turkey has sent a diplomatic note to U.S. authorities inquiring about Turkish-Iranian businessman Reza Zarrab, who is awaiting trial in the United States this month on charges of evading U.S. sanctions on Iran, Turkey’s Foreign Ministry says. The U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons website last week listed Zarrab, 34, as having been released from prison on November 8, …

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Report: Britain preparing to transfer $527 million to Iran

Al-Arabia -Britain is preparing to transfer over 400 million pounds ($527 million) to Iran as it seeks the release of a jailed Iranian-British aid worker, The Telegraph newspaper reported, citing unidentified British sources. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a project manager with the Thomson Reuters Foundation, was sentenced to five years after being convicted by an Iranian court of plotting to overthrow the …

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Encouraging the Adoption of Disabled Children is a Good Idea That Needs Better Planning

CHRI – A recent pledge by an Iranian official to provide financial assistance to families that adopt children with disabilities is a good idea that requires thoroughly examining the underlying issues and improving existing services, a children’s rights activist told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI).

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Iran’s Requirement for Internet Users to Verify Their Identity Would Further Erode Privacy Rights

CHRI – Ongoing announcements by Iranian officials that every citizen in the country will soon be required to verify their identity to use the internet indicates that the state is moving towards further eroding individual privacy rights. “Identification is one of the most important issues in building the foundations of the country’s cyberspace, and everyone’s identity must be verified,” said …

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Supreme Administrative Court Blocks Judicial-Parliamentary Agreement to Reinstate Zoroastrian City Council Member

CHRI – The Supreme Administrative Court in Tehran has blocked an agreement by the speaker of Parliament and the head of the judiciary to reinstate Sepanta Niknam, a member of the Zoroastrian faith, to the Yazd City Council. On November 8, 2017, President Hassan Rouhani’s chief of staff, Mahmoud Vaezi, told reporters that an agreement had been reached between the …

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