January 9, 2012
by Sarah Posner
An Iranian court on Monday sentenced Iranian-American ex-marine American Amir Mirzaei Hekmati to death for espionage. Iran accused Hekmati of spying for the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and cooperating with an enemy government in an attempt to accuse Iran of terrorism. The conviction is ...[read more]
December 27, 2011
by Alexandra Malatesta
Preliminary hearings for the trial of alleged United State Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) spy, Iranian-American Amir Mirzaei Hekmati began in an Iranian Court Tuesday. Leading evidence against Hekmati includes a confession made on Iranian state television where he admits his mission was to ...[read more]
August 26, 2009
by Amelia Mathias
Iran on Tuesday began the trials of more reformers accused of attempting to overthrow the government in a velvet revolution following the disputed June 12 presidential election. This trial is the fourth of its kind to occur since reformists, protesters, and journalists were arrested dur... ...[read more]
August 24, 2009
by Andrew Wood
Nema Milaninia: The recent appointment of Ayatollah Sadegh Ardeshir Larijani as the new head of Iran's judiciary is unlikely to remedy the dire judicial and prison conditions prevailing in Iran and exacerbated by recent turmoil following the election. If anything, it is likely to frustra... ...[read more]
April 19, 2009
by Devin Montgomery
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Sunday issued an order to prosecutor Saeed Mortazavi to recognize the legal rights of detained journalists Roxana Saberi and Hossein Derakhshan, according to a report by the state-run Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA). According to the IRNA, the letter ...[read more]
September 25, 2007
by James M Yoch Jr
The Iranian government ended the four-month detention of Iranian-American peace activist Ali Shakeri Monday, releasing him on bail in the amount of 1 million rials (approximately USD$110,000). Shakeri, a founding member of the University of California, Irvine, Center for Citizen Peacebuilding, is ...[read more]
September 20, 2007
by Joshua Pantesco
Iran released on bail Iranian-American consultant Dr. Kian Tajbakhsh from prison Wednesday, according to IRNA, the official Iranian news agency. Tajbakhsh, employed by the Open Society Institute, will not be allowed to leave Iran without judicial approval. Tajbakhsh and Iranian-American scholar ...[read more]
September 18, 2007
by Alexis Unkovic
Iranian-American journalist Parnaz Azima, a reporter for Radio Farda, left Iran Tuesday after months of being held in the country on security-related charges. A spokesperson for Radio Farda's parent service Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) told AP that Azima will soon arrive in the ...[read more]
September 11, 2007
by Caitlin Price
Detained Iranian-American consultant Dr. Kian Tajbakhsh is expected to be released from a Tehran prison within the next few days, according to comments from Tajbakhsh and those of an Iranian spokesman talking to journalists during a interview at the notorious Evin Prison Tuesday. Tajbakh... ...[read more]
September 5, 2007
by Brett Murphy
Iranian-American journalist Parnaz Azima has been granted permission to leave Iran after months of being held in the country due to security-related charges against her, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) said Tuesday. Azima, employed by a Persian service of RFE/RL, originally traveled to ...[read more]

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