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Human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh has been moved to a jail outside of Tehran.

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.

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 their plight due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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 ...

Hunger striking Iranian human rights lawyer back in <em>prison</em>

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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, ...

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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe files harassment claim against Iran's Revolutionary Guards

The detained dual national complained that the Revolutionary Guards, who have no authority over monitoring her furlough, harassed her at her home claiming she breached her ankle tag

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Jailed Iranian rights lawyer hospitalised amid hunger strike

Nasrin Sotoudeh was transferred to a hospital in north Tehran from the notorious Evin Prison on Saturday.

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London slams 'indefensible' new case against UK-Iranian Zaghari-Ratcliffe

British-Iranian Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who has been detained in Tehran since 2016, faces a new case in the Islamic Republic, authorities ...

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Iran airs televised confession of wrestler after Trump tweet

In the segment, Afkari is seen 'confessing' to stabbing a water supply company employee in the southern city of Shiraz amid anti-government ...

Iranian lawyer putting 'life on line' in hunger strike

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Iranian lawyer putting 'life on line' in hunger strike

International concern is growing for the health of prize-winning Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, who is over three weeks into a hunger strike.

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British-Australian lecturer's every step being followed inside Iranian prison

The communications of jailed British-Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert are being closely monitored, sources within Qarchak prison ...

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

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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.

US slaps travels bans on 14 Iranian officials

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US slaps travels bans on 14 Iranian officials

The group, who are now barred from travelling to the US, are likely those the US suspects are behind the 1990 killing of Kazem Rajavi in his ...

Australia: British-Australian academic held in Iran <em>prison</em> 'is well'

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Australia: British-Australian academic held in Iran prison 'is well'

Imprisoned academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert is doing 'well' after being moved to Iran's 'worst prison' for women, Australia's ambassador to ...

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Jailed Iran activist Narges Mohammadi seeks medical treatment

Jailed Iran activist Narges Mohammadi has requested temporary release to seek medical treatment for lung issues.

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Detained US Navy veteran freed by Iran in deal

A detained US Navy veteran has been released by Iran as part of a deal with the US despite cooling relations between the two countries.

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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe awaits verdict on possible release

Iran will issue a verdict on Wednesday on whether the jailed dual citizen will be among 3,000 prisoners granted clemency by Iran.

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Jailed Australian-British academic 'has attempted suicide' multiple times

Jailed British-Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert has "attempted suicide" multiple times in Iranian prison, the spouse of another ...

Iranian president grants extra month to prisoners on leave

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Iranian president grants extra month to prisoners on leave

Hassan Rouhani announced the 100,000 prisoners on leave will be granted an extra month as part of measures to control the spread of coronavirus.

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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe 'in limbo' awaiting news on furlough extension

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is waiting to find out whether she must return to prison, as her family criticise the judiciary's mixed ...

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

In today's roundup: Orthodox Easter celebrated at home, UK criticised over ethnic minority Covid-19 deaths, Iranians permitted not to fast over ...

Pandemic worsens plight of Middle East prisoners

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Pandemic worsens plight of Middle East prisoners

Some Middle Eastern governments have released prisoners as part of their response to the novel coronavirus pandemic, while others have ignored ...

Coronavirus outbreak in Middle East prisons poses mounting threat

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Coronavirus outbreak in Middle East prisons poses mounting threat

While some Middle East regimes have temporarily released inmates as the coronavirus spreads in crowded jails, countless political prisoners, ...

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