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Mohammad Khodaparast Neyshabouri held incommunicado, causing concern

Iran-HRM – The situation of political prisoner Mohammad Khodaparast Neyshabouri is worrying as he is detained incommunicado. Reports from Mashhad indicate that the situation of political prisoner Mohammad Khodaparast Neyshabouri, arrested on June 10 for insulting the mullahs’ supreme leader, Ali Khamenei, has caused concern. He is imprisoned in the Central Prison of Mashhad (Vakilabad Prison), deprived of visitations and …

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Tortured, Sentenced to Death Without Lawyer: Iran Must Halt Execution of Political Prisoner

CHRI – Iran’s judiciary should stay an execution order against political prisoner Heydar (or Heidar) Ghorbani, who was tortured and sentenced to death without a lawyer, and grant him a case review, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) said in a statement today. “Executions based on forced confessions extracted under torture and after trials without legal representation are murder, …

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Iran, Saudi Arabia set to resume new round of talks in Iraq

Al-Monitor – Iran will soon resume talks with regional rival Saudi Arabia, Iranian officials said, marking an expected fourth round of negotiations to be held in Iraq’s capital, Baghdad. Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said last night he spoke about resuming talks when he met Saudi counterpart Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud during a regional conference hosted by Baghdad on Saturday. Amir-Abdollahian …

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Iran warns US against wasting time in nuclear talks

Al-Monitor – Iran’s newly appointed foreign minister, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, said his country will not accept protraction in talks with the United States over the revival of the Iran nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Six rounds of those talks have been held in Vienna between the moderate government of former President Hassan Rouhani and the remaining …

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Six Iranian Prison Guards To Stand Trial After Leak Of ‘Shocking’ Abuse Videos

RFL/RE – The Iranian judiciary says six wardens at Tehran’s notorious Evin prison will stand trial “soon” in connection with leaked videos showing prison guards mistreating inmates that human rights activists said offered a rare glimpse of the cruelty regularly meted out to prisoners in the country.Four of the guards are soldiers and will be tried in a military court, …

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