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

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

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.

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 ...

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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.

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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 ...

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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 ...

Jailed French academic Adelkhah hospitalised in Iran: lawyer

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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.

French academic jailed in Iran 'weakened' by hunger strike

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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 ...

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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 with her Australian colleague and cellmate.

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French, Australian academics jailed in Iran begin hunger strike

French-Iranian researcher Fariba Adelkhah and Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert have begun a hunger strike to protest their ongoing ...

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French academics detained in Iran face high-level Revolutionary Court

Two academics Iran accuses of spying have had their case referred to the high-level Revolutionary Court after the prosecution denied their ...

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Trump praises Iran after American freed in prisoner swap

‘It might have been a precursor as to what can be done,’ Trump said in rare praise for Iran after it freed US citizen Xiyue Wang, charged with ...

Iranian and American freed in apparent prisoner swap

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Iranian and American freed in apparent prisoner swap

The US and arch-rival Iran have announced the release of prisoners in an apparent swap on Saturday.

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Iran accuses jailed French scholar of 'collusion', says lawyer

Two Sciences Po academics remain in detention in Iran, with sociologist Roland Marchal now charged with ‘collusion’ with French-Iranian ...

Second French academic detained in Iran since June

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Second French academic detained in Iran since June

French academic Roland Marchal was arrested with his Franco-Iranian colleague Fariha Adelkah in June.

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