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Former CIA officer convicted of espionage
January 27, 2015
A jury in the US District Court Eastern District of Virginia on Monday convicted former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) agent Jeffrey Sterling of violating the Espionage Act. Sterling was found guilty on all nine of his charges, including acting as a CIA mole and supplying a journalist with insid....... [more]

Argentina president: prosecutor's death not a suicide
January 22, 2015
Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner on Thursday said that she is "sure" that the death of prosecutor Albert Nisman was not a suicide as initially indicated. Nisman had been appointed to lead the investigation of the 1994 bombing of the Argentinian Jewish Mutual Association, a terrori....... [more]

Iran court sentences former vice president to 5 years in prison
January 22, 2015
The Iran Supreme Court sentenced former vice president Mohammad Reza Rahimi to more than five years in prison and imposed a fine of 10 billion rials (USD $360,000), the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported Wednesday. Rahimi was also ordered to return 28.5 billion rials worth of goods. This s....... [more]

Argentina authorities to investigate prosecutor's death
January 20, 2015
Argentine authorities said Tuesday they would full investigate the death of the prosecutor who had accused President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner of covering up Iran's involvement in a 1994 terrorist attack. Prosecutor Alberto Nisman was found dead on Sunday, the day before he was scheduled to tes....... [more]

Argentina president accused of cover-up in terrorist attack
January 15, 2015
An Argentinian federal prosecutor on Wednesday accused Argentina's president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, of being involved in covering up Iran's involvement in a 1994 terrorist attack. The bombing of the Argentinian Jewish Mutual Association is said to have been one of the country's worst attac....... [more]

World powers set to resume talks on nuclear program with Iran
December 30, 2014
Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif announced on Tuesday that Iran and the six world powers of P5+1 are set to resume low-level talks on Iran's nuclear program in Geneva on Jan 15, though wide gaps remain in their positions. P5+1, consisting of the US, UK, France, Germany, Russia and China....... [more]

Iran human rights lawyer arrested in Tehran
December 10, 2014
Prominent Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh was arrested last Wednesday on unknown charges, according to her husband Reza Khanda. Khanda reported that the couple's car was surrounded by intelligence agents in Tehran and both were arrested. Khanda stated on his Facebook page,"Nasrin and I w....... [more]

HRW to Iran: stop harassing human rights lawyer
October 28, 2014
Human Rights Watch (HRW) urged Iran Tuesday to stop detaining and harassing human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh. HRW also urged Iranian officials to end interference in the internal affairs of Iran's bar association. HRW stressed that the government and the bar association need to ensure that no la....... [more]

UN rights expert 'shocked' over Iran woman's execution
October 28, 2014
A UN human rights expert said Monday that he was "shocked" by Iran's execution of a woman convicted of murdering a man whom she accused of raping her. Reyhaneh Jabbari was executed in Tehran's Evin prison on Saturday morning despite international opposition from many organizations and rights groups....... [more]

Prominent Iran human rights lawyer banned from practicing law
October 19, 2014
The semi-official news group Iranian Students' News Agency reported on Sunday that an Iranian court has banned a prominent human rights lawyer from practicing law for three years. Nasrin Sotoudeh, who has won numerous awards for her work, stated that she will not appeal the decision. However, she p....... [more]

Supreme Court of Canada rules torture victims cannot sue foreign countries
October 10, 2014
The Supreme Court of Canada ruled Friday that citizens cannot sue foreign governments for torture. Under the State Immunity Act, a foreign state is immune from the jurisdiction of any court in Canada, unless that state has waived such immunity. In the case at hand, a Canadian citizen visited Iran i....... [more]




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