Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Nobel Laureate Ebadi Says Iran’s ‘Revolutionary Process’ Is Irreversible

By Parisa Hafezi DUBAI, Feb 3 (Reuters) - Iranian Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi said the death in custody of a young Iranian Kurdish woman last year has sparked an irreversible "revolutionary process" that would eventually...

Iranian Film Director Jafar Panahi Starts Hunger Strike in Prison – Rights Group

DUBAI, Feb 2 (Reuters) - Iranian film director Jafar Panahi has started a hunger strike in prison to protest against authorities' refusal to release him temporarily on bail pending retrial, the activist HRANA news agency reported...
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Iranian Blogger Couple Sentenced to Prison on Security Charges

DUBAI, Feb 1 (Reuters) - An Iranian couple who appeared in a video dancing romantically have been jailed for 10-1/2 years each on charges of indecency and threatening national security, the activist HRANA news agency said, though...

Young Iranian Protesters Are Tortured, Risk Execution, Amnesty International Says

By Natasha Phillips Young protesters detained in Iran were tortured in prison, and are at imminent risk of execution, according to a Jan. 27 report by human rights watchdog Amnesty International. Arshia Takdastan, 18, Mehdi Mohammadifard,...

Iran to Resume Cellphone Warning to Hijab Violators, Police Spokesperson Says

By Kayhan Life Staff Iran is to resume the “monitoring Plan 1,” originally rolled out in 2020, by which police send warning text messages to alleged hijab violators’ mobile phones, according to Mehdi Hajian, the...
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U.S. Charges Three in Tehran-Backed Effort to Assassinate Journalist

By Luc Cohen NEW YORK, Jan 27 (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors have charged three men with attempting to assassinate a prominent critic of Iran's government who was previously the target of a failed Tehran-backed kidnapping plot,...

OPINION: The EU and Josep Borrell Have Thrown Another Lifeline to the Ayatollahs

By Potkin Azarmehr On Wednesday January 18th, the European Parliament passed a historic resolution with an overwhelming majority, calling for Iran’s Revolutionary Guards to be designated as a terrorist entity by its member states. Although European...

France Demands Release of Citizen in Iran As Health Worsens

By John Irish PARIS, Jan 26 (Reuters) - France's foreign ministry demanded on Thursday the immediate release of Bernard Phelan, a Franco-Irish citizen detained in Iran, whose health situation has worsened with Paris saying he has been denied...
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Iranian Chess Player Who Competed Without Hijab Meets with Spanish PM

MADRID, Jan 25 (Reuters) - An Iranian chess player who defected to Spain after she competed without a hijab and was warned not to return to her country met with Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez in Madrid on Wednesday. Sarasadat...

UK PM Sunak Says Iran Must Give Answers on British-Iranian National Akbari

LONDON, Jan 25 (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak called on the Iranian government to provide answers about the death and burial of British-Iranian dual national Alireza Akbari who was executed by Iran earlier this month. "The regime is...