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2014-05-06 16:30:49

In nuclear talks, the regime should be pressed to accept NPT's additional protocol and to completely halt its enrichment and missile programs PARIS, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a meeting at the French National Assembly on Tuesday, May 6, the Iranian opposition leader, Maryam Rajavi, detailed a litany of extensive and unabated human rights abuses in Iran. "The regime is exploiting visits by European parliamentary and trade delegations to Iran to tell the Iranian...

2010-12-14 16:39:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Press Club today is cheering reports that Kouhyar Goudarzi, an Iranian blogger imprisoned for the last year in Teheran's notorious Evin Prison, has been released. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080917/NPCLOGO) Goudarzi was the international winner of the Club's 2010 John Aubuchon Press Freedom Award. According to Iran's Committee of Human Rights Reporters and other sources, Goudarzi was set free after being...

2010-12-01 09:46:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Jewish Committee strongly condemned the execution of Shahla Jahed, an Iranian woman accused of murder, in Tehran this morning. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) Jahed denied that she had murdered the wife of a soccer star with whom she was allegedly having an affair, saying that the confession had been forced upon her. "A few hours ago, AJC joined with other human rights organizations around the...

2010-11-01 10:08:00

WASHINGTON , Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Press Club will honor the recipients of its 2010 John Aubuchon Press Freedom Award - a University of Missouri journalism professor and an Iranian blogger - at a special event Nov. 15 at 6:30 p.m. in the Holeman Lounge. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080917/NPCLOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080917/NPCLOGO) The award, given each year to one domestic and one international recipient, honors...

2010-08-25 16:17:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Press Club Board of Governors voted on Aug. 23 to honor a University of Missouri journalism professor and an Iranian blogger with its 2010 John Aubuchon Freedom of the Press Award. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080917/NPCLOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080917/NPCLOGO) The award, given each year to one domestic and one international recipient, honors people who have contributed to the cause of press...

2009-05-28 09:21:00

Armenian Woman Detained in Iran on Political Charges From Klara Moradkhan (Los Angeles, Calif.), Cousin of Silva Harotonian LOS ANGELES, May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following urgent message is from Klara Moradkhan, cousin of Silva Harotonian, a young humanitarian worker of Armenian descent jailed in Iran since June 2008 on political charges: Each May 28, Armenians worldwide unite to celebrate Republic Day, marking the formation of the Democratic Republic of Armenia more than 90...

2009-05-12 08:50:00

From Klara Moradkhan (Los Angeles, Calif.), Cousin of Silva Harotonian, Young Woman Detained in Iran, May 12, 2009 LOS ANGELES, May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement regarding the release of Roxana Saberi from an Iranian prison is from Klara Moradkhan, the cousin of Silva Harotonian, a young Iranian woman of Armenian descent jailed in Iran since June 2008 on similar political charges: The release of Roxana Saberi from Iran's Evin Prison marks a joyous occasion for her...

2008-08-24 18:00:24

The deputy head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organisation, Mohammad Sa'idi said that Iran is preparing to start construction on a new nuclear power plant. Iranian state television (IRTV1) aired a doorstep interview with the nuclear official. He said, "We are in the preparatory phase of starting the preliminary stage for the site of a 360-megawatt power plant. This site must be prepared. The site has been selected. The preparatory phase is now underway. We are now in the process of designing this...

2006-06-13 09:58:49

By Edmund Blair TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran opened the large steel doors of its notorious Evin prison to journalists on Tuesday, showing off spruced-up women's cells and a well-equipped clinic in a move aimed at countering criticism about poor conditions. But the rare tour of the jail in the leafy suburbs of north Tehran did not include buildings where a Canadian-Iranian philosopher is held on spying charges without access to a lawyer or cells of men who make up most of the 2,500...


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