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An Iranian appeals court has upheld a one-year prison term for British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe on propaganda offenses, according to her lawyer. Zaghari-Ratcliffe is a dual British and Iranian citizen who before her arrest lived in London with her husband Richard Ratcliffe. She previously worked with international development charities through BBC and Thompson Reuters. [...]

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Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Court on Sunday tried British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe on a new charge of making “propaganda against the system” one week after she completed a five-year jail sentence. Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a project manager with the Thomson Reuters Foundation, was arrested in April 2016 on charges of spying and later convicted of plotting to overthrow [...]

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Iran released rights activist Narges Mohammadi, a campaigner against the death penalty, from prison on Thursday. She is an independent journalist and the former vice president of the Defenders of Human Rights Center. The judiciary sentenced Mohammadi to prison in 2016 for, among other charges, finding a campaign group that was deemed to be an “illegal [...]

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The Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) announced Tuesday that human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh had been convicted in absentia by Judge Mohammad Moghiseh of Iran’s Revolutionary Court.  Sotoudeh had been charged with a number of crimes including “assembly and collusion against national security,” “propaganda against the state,” “membership in the Defenders of Human Rights Center, [...]

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Iran’s Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) said Sunday that authorities have arrested former Minister of Welfare and Social Security Parviz Kazemi for financial fraud. Kazemi resigned in 2006 after serving nearly one year under former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. He then served on the board of directors of Capital Bank and was a member of the Board of Trustees of [...]

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The US Department of the Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced Thursday sanction against the Iranian prison company Tehran Prisons Organization and one of its senior officials, Sohrab Soleimani, for human rights abuses...

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Iranian authorities on Monday arrested Hamid Baghaei, former vice president under Mahmoud Ahmadinejad . Baghaei's arrest is the second detention of a high-ranking official from the Ahmadinejad administration, as Mohammad Reza Rahimi, another former vice president, was convicted...

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