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Nahid Taghavi was arrested at her Tehran apartment on October 16 after years fighting for human rights in Iran, in particular for women's rights and freedom of expression.

Iran has repeatedly detained foreigners and dual nationals on charges campaigners and governments say are unfounded, with the prisoners only going free after months and even years of negotiation.

Iran frees British-Australian academic in exchange for three Iranians

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Iran frees British-Australian academic in exchange for three Iranians

Iranian state TV has reported that authorities have freed Kylie Moore-Gilbert, a British-Australian academic held in the country for over two years, in exchange for three Iranians imprisoned abroad.

Iranian-Swedish academic's execution 'imminent': Amnesty International

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Iranian-Swedish academic's execution 'imminent': Amnesty International

Ahmadreza Djalali is said to be in solitary confinement at Evin prison ahead of his execution.

Jailed Iran rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh granted temporary release

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Jailed Iran rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh granted temporary release

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

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Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert returned to Tehran's Evin prison

The Australian academic has been returned to the notorious Tehran prison facility after 'disappearing' in Iran's prison system.

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UK summons Iran envoy over Zaghari-Ratcliffe detention

The UK has warned Iran against forcing the British-Iranian detainee back into jail.

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UK-Iranian 'hostage' Zaghari-Ratcliffe due back in Tehran jail

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe faces a new court appearance in Tehran and will be taken back to jail.

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Iran rights lawyer Sotoudeh moved to new jail

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

UN says Iran must free political prisoners amid pandemic

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UN says Iran must free political prisoners amid pandemic

The UN Human Rights Council has called on Iran to immediately free political prisoners as the coronavirus pandemic continues, expressing deep ...

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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 ...

Hunger striking Iranian human rights lawyer back in prison

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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, ...

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

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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 ...

Jailed Iranian rights lawyer hospitalised amid hunger strike

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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 revealed.

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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 ...

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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 have ...

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.

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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 prison '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 Tehran ...

Jailed Iran activist Narges Mohammadi seeks medical treatment

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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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