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Jailed human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh has been granted temporary release, the Iranian judiciary's Mizan Online news website reported on Saturday.

The UN Human Rights Council has called on Iran to immediately free political prisoners as the coronavirus pandemic continues, expressing deep concerns about their health and safety.

French academic Fariba <em>Adelkhah</em> temporarily released in Iran: laywer

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French academic Fariba Adelkhah temporarily released in Iran: laywer

Adelkhah was sentenced to five years in prison earlier this year but her lawyer hopes the temporary release will be made permanent.

Jailed Iran rights lawyer ends hunger strike

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Jailed Iran rights lawyer ends hunger strike

Nasrin Sotoudeh, 57, announced she was going on hunger strike last month to demand the release of political prisoners and focus attention on ...

France summoned Iran envoy over human rights violations: sources

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France summoned Iran envoy over human rights violations: sources

France's foreign minister appeared to skirt a question on whether France had acted collectively with Britain and Germany to protest Iran's human ...

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Hunger striking Iranian human rights lawyer back in prison

Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, who was sent to hospital after going on hunger strike for 40 days to demand the release of political prisoners, has been sent back to prison

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Iranian musician arrested for collaborating with female artists

An Iranian musician will stand trial for working with female artists, including one who lives in the Netherlands.

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Release of jailed British-Iranian Zaghari-Ratcliffe 'deliberately delayed by UK'

The UK government is accused of procrastinating on the release a dual British-Iranian citizen jailed in Tehran.

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Swiss to close case of Iranian opposition figure killing

Kazem Rajavi, a prominent Iranian academic and opposition figure, was shot dead in his car in the village of Coppet, near Geneva, on April 24, ...

French-Iranian academic marks one year in Iranian prison

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French-Iranian academic marks one year in Iranian prison

A French-Iranian academic has been stuck in an Iranian prison since 2019.

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Iran sentences couple to death over money laundering

The couple are said to have smuggled hard currency and laundered $200 million

Iran sentences French academic to 6 years in prison

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Iran sentences French academic to 6 years in prison

Iran authorities have arrested a French-Iranian academic, who faces six years in prison.

French researcher chronicles months of misery in Iran jail

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French researcher chronicles months of misery in Iran jail

In his first public statements since returning to France as part of a prisoner exchange, Roland Marchal said the isolation was worse than the ...

Iran president expects restrictions to ease 'within three weeks'

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Iran president expects restrictions to ease 'within three weeks'

Iran is battling the worst outbreak in the Middle East, with nearly 20,000 confirmed cases.

Iran 'frees French researcher' in apparent prisoner swap

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Iran 'frees French researcher' in apparent prisoner swap

Roland Marchal was formerly accused of 'colluding to commit acts against national security', according to his lawyer. His long-term partner, ...

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

COVID-induced prisoner swaps, Turkey's auto-disinfecting ATMs and Egypt's mosques and churches finally shuttering in today's Coronavirus roundup.

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French-Iranian academic returns to prison after hospitalisation

Fariba Adelkhah will go on trial with her long-time partner Roland Marchal on March 3, on charges of conspiracy against national ...

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Jailed French academic Adelkhah hospitalised in Iran: lawyer

A French-Iranian academic who has been imprisoned in Iran since last year has been admitted to hospital, her lawyer confirmed.

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French academics to face trial for 'anti-Iran propaganda'

French researchers, Fariba Adelkhah and Roland Marchal will stand trial in Iran on March 3, their lawyer confirmed on Tuesday.

French academic held in Iran ends hunger strike: lawyer

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French academic held in Iran ends hunger strike: lawyer

Fariba Adelkhah has ended a six-week hunger strike, that has left her with serious health issues, at the request of fellow activists.

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French academic jailed in Iran 'weakened' by hunger strike

Fariba Adelkhah, who was detained in Iran in June, has been on hunger strike since December 24.

French researchers in Iranian jail petition to get married

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French researchers in Iranian jail petition to get married

Two prominent French academics being held in Iran's Evin prison have requested to marry. If permitted, they will be able to see each other for ...

France: Iran could develop nuclear weapons within a year

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France: Iran could develop nuclear weapons within a year

As EU foreign ministers hold an emergency meeting to de-escalate US-Iran tensions, Le Drian warned Iran could have nuclear arms within a year or ...

France summons Iran ambassador over 'intolerable' detention of academics

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France summons Iran ambassador over 'intolerable' detention of academics

France summoned the Iranian ambassador over the 'intolerable' detention of two French academics, one of which has just begun a hunger strike ...

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