August 26, 2009
by Amelia Mathias
Iran on Tuesday began the trials of more reformers accused of attempting to overthrow the government in a velvet revolution following the disputed June 12 presidential election. This trial is the fourth of its kind to occur since reformists, protesters, and journalists were arrested dur... ...[read more]
September 20, 2007
by Joshua Pantesco
Iran released on bail Iranian-American consultant Dr. Kian Tajbakhsh from prison Wednesday, according to IRNA, the official Iranian news agency. Tajbakhsh, employed by the Open Society Institute, will not be allowed to leave Iran without judicial approval. Tajbakhsh and Iranian-American scholar ...[read more]
September 11, 2007
by Caitlin Price
Detained Iranian-American consultant Dr. Kian Tajbakhsh is expected to be released from a Tehran prison within the next few days, according to comments from Tajbakhsh and those of an Iranian spokesman talking to journalists during a interview at the notorious Evin Prison Tuesday. Tajbakh... ...[read more]
August 12, 2007
by Jeannie Shawl
A senior judicial official in Iran said Sunday that prosecutors have completed their investigation into two Iranian-American scholars who have been detained since May. Deputy Prosecutor Hassan Haddad said that the two scholars- Dr. Haleh Esfandiari of the DC-based Woodrow Wilson International ...[read more]
July 25, 2007
by Brett Murphy
Iranian Intelligence Minister Gholam Hossein Ejehei said Wednesday that new arrests have been made in the conspiracy cases against Dr. Haleh Esfandiari, director of the Middle East Program at the DC-based Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and Dr. Kian Tajbakhsh, a consultant with... ...[read more]
July 11, 2007
by Michael Sung
Iranian judiciary spokesperson Alireza Jamshidi said Tuesday that government prosecutors have expanded their investigations against Iranian-American scholars Dr. Haleh Esfandiari, director of the Middle East Program at the DC-based Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and Dr. Kian ...[read more]
June 12, 2007
by Michael Sung
Iranian judiciary spokesperson Alireza Jamshidi said Tuesday that an Iranian judge will decide whether to proceed with indictments against three Iranian-Americans early next week, after the conclusion of preliminary investigations. Iran has formally charged Dr. Haleh Esfandiari for an alleged ...[read more]
June 6, 2007
by Gabriel Haboubi
An Iranian judge said Wednesday that two detained Iranian-Americans had admitted to carrying out some activities, but it is not clear if this is tantamount to admission of spying. In an interview with Iran's ISNA news agency, Judge Hossein Haddad, security deputy of Tehran's pub... ...[read more]
June 1, 2007
by Michael Sung
President George W. Bush strongly condemned the Iran's detention of four Iran-Americans Friday, saying in a statement that they should be freed immediately and unconditionally. Bush named Dr. Haleh Esfandiari, Dr. Kian Tajbakhsh, Ali Shakeri and Radio Farda correspondent Parnaz Azi... ...[read more]
May 29, 2007
by Brett Murphy
Iran formally charged two more people in an alleged espionage conspiracy against the government that has left Dr. Haleh Esfandiari detained in the Evin Prison for three weeks, a spokesperson for the Iranian judiciary said Tuesday. The government for the first time confirmed the arrest and charging ...[read more]

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