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Iran former Minister of State arrested for financial fraud
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 Ma (More)
Iran human rights lawyer sentenced to 13 years imprisonment
Iranian human rights lawyer Abdolfattah Soltani has been sentenced to 13 years of imprisonment by a Tehran Revolutionary Court [official website, in Persian; GlobaLex backgrounder], his daughter said Tuesday. Maede Soltani, who lives in Germany, wa (More)
Iran human rights lawyer sentenced to 18 years imprisonment
Iranian human rights lawyer Abdolfattah Soltani has been sentenced to 18 years in prison after being found guilty by a Tehran Revolutionary Court [official website, in Persian; GlobaLex backgrounder] of spreading anti-government propaganda, his dau (More)
Iran parliament to take Ahmadinejad to court over oil ministry
Iran's Parliament voted on Wednesday to take President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive] to court for "illegally" declaring himself oil minister. Last month, Ahmadinejad fired minister of oil Masoud Mirkazemi in an effort (More)
Iran conducts first executions over 2009 post-election unrest
Iran executed by hanging on Monday two protesters involved in the anti-government demonstrations that erupted after the 2009 presidential elections . The hangings are reported as the first executions involving activists that were arrested and detaine (More)
Iran court jails prominent human rights lawyer
Branch 15 of the Revolutionary Court of Iran [GlobeLex backgrounder; JURIST news archive] on Saturday sentenced Iranian human rights lawyer Mohammed Seifzadeh to nine years in prison and a 10-year ban from practicing law. Seifzadeh was charged [RFE/ (More)
Canada court hears case against Iran for photojournalist death
The Quebec Superior Court began hearing arguments Wednesday on the pivotal issue of Canadian torture victims' right to sue foreign governments and foreign officials on Canadian soil. The case was brought by Stephan Hashemi, son of slain Canadi (More)
Iran newspaper editor sentenced for role in post-election protests
Iranian economist and journalist Saeed Laylaz was sentenced to a nine-year jail term on Wednesday for possessing classified information and participating in protests following the contested presidential election in June . Laylaz has been a longstand (More)
Iran prosecutor removed by new judiciary head
Iranian judiciary chief Ayatollah Sadeq Larijani has removed controversial Tehran Prosecutor General Saeed Mortazavi from office, according to state media reports Saturday. The reason for the dismissal is as yet unclear. Mortazavi was appointed as (More)
Iran high court orders new probe into Canadian journalist death
The Iranian Supreme Court has ordered a new probe in the case of murdered Iranian-Canadian photojournalist Zahra Kazemi [CBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive] on an appeal of a lower court order that the case be reopened, a representative of the c (More)