Judiciary’s Intensifying Crackdown on Defense Attorneys in Iran Must End

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by Center for Human Rights in Iran An intensifying state crackdown on human rights defenders in Iran, in which the authorities have denied attorneys the ability to represent their clients and jailed them for attempting to do so, violates Iran’s… Continue Reading  

Iran Suspends Thousands of Drug-Related Death Sentences

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by Center for Human Rights in Iran An estimated 4,000 prisoners currently on death row in Iran for drug-related crimes could have their death sentences revoked according to a just-issued judicial order based on the country’s newly amended drug trafficking law.… Continue Reading  

On Jason Rezaian’s Conviction: Why Injustice in Iran Will Get Worse Before It Gets Better

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by Ali Gharib The warnings of opponents of a nuclear deal as well as its more cautious boosters—that we shouldn’t expect reform from Iran in the immediate aftermath of the nuclear accord—earned a dispiriting data point yesterday. Jason Rezaian, the… Continue Reading  

Bad Analogies Abounding on Iran Deal

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by Jim Lobe In their desperation to sabotage the nuclear deal between the P5+1 and Iran, neoconservative foes of the Joint Comprehensive Program of Action (JCPOA) are resorting to all kinds of historical analogies. Their most popular, of course, date… Continue Reading  

Pursue Human Rights in Iran with the Same Vigor as the Nuclear Accord

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by Hadi Ghaemi The nuclear accord reached this week between Iran and the P5+1 countries represents a resounding victory for diplomacy and peace. It was achieved only through unrelenting determination borne from a realization that the benefits of an accord… Continue Reading