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Chinese Telecom Giant To Pay Record Fine For Iran Sanctions Violations

RFL/RE – China’s giant telecom company ZTE agreed to pay a record $892 million fine for providing Iran and North Korea with sensitive techology in violation of U.S. sanctions, the U.S. government announced on March 7. Under the agreement, which is pending approval before a U.S. district court in Texas, ZTE could face an additional fine of $300 million if …

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What’s Behind Iran’s Muted Official Criticism of Revised Travel Ban?

VOA – Iran has given a muted response to a revised U.S. immigration policy that temporarily bars entry to most Iranians, with a junior Iranian official criticizing it as the product of a disorganized U.S. foreign policy. Iranian state media quoted Deputy Foreign Minister Majid Takht Ravanchi as telling reporters on Tuesday that Tehran “rejects” the new U.S. travel order, …

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IRAN: Annual report on the death penalty 2016

IRAN HUMAN RIGHTS – The 9th annual report of Iran Human Rights (IHR) on the death penalty gives an assessment and analysis of death penalty trends in 2016 in the Islamic Republic of Iran. The 9th annual report of the organization Iran Human Rights (IHR) on the death penalty in Iran shows that in 2016 at least 530 people were …

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IRAN: REPRESSION OF THOSE SEEKING TRUTH AND JUSTICE FOR 1980S KILLINGS NEEDS TO STOP

Amnesty – In this joint statement, 20 human rights groups call on the Iranian authorities to stop the harassment, intimidation and prosecution of human rights defenders seeking truth and justice on behalf of individuals who were summarily executed or forcibly disappeared during the 1980s and their families. Over the past few months, several human rights defenders have been subjected to …

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Judiciary Refusing to Release Ailing Baha’i Leader Imprisoned in Iran for Nine Years

Iranhumanrights.org – Behrouz Tavakkoli, an elderly former Baha’i community leader who has spent nearly nine years in prison for his faith, is legally eligible for early release, but his requests for a case review are being ignored.   His son, Naim Tavakkoli, told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) that his father, a 64-year-old former member of the …

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