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Iran - Human Rights

How Trump can show Iran that America will not be intimidated

28th July 2017 – The Hill

How Trump can show Iran that America will not be intimidated

Behnam Ben Taleblu

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Analysis & Commentary

17th August 2017 – Quoted by Erin Cunningham - The Washington Post

Iranian opposition leader ends hunger strike after government agrees to relax house arrest

Behnam Ben Taleblu

An Iranian opposition leader living under house arrest has ended his hunger strike after authorities agreed to lift some restrictions and consider his demand for a public trial, a family member said Thursday. The decision marked a potentially rare concession from a government generally resistant to public pressure. more...

14th August 2017 – Quoted by Lorraine Caballero - Christian Daily

Hungary could save Iranian Christian actress facing deportation from Sweden

Clifford D. May

An Iranian Christian celebrity who is at the risk of deportation from Sweden to Iran could be saved from prison, abuse, and possibly death, by the Hungarian government, which has announced that it is ready to offer refugee status to her. more...

10th August 2017 – Quoted by VOA Persian

Top Iran-watchers comment on Rouhani’s track record and his relations with the West

Mark Dubowitz

With Hassan Rouhani starting his second term as Iran's president, VOA Persian remembers that three years ago, American observers Reuel Mark Gerecht and Ali Alfoneh wrote a political portrait of Hassan Rouhani titled "The Man and the Myth: The many faces of Hassan Rouhani" where they traced the life of Hassan Fereydoun - from his birth in Sorkheh in Semnan Province to his theology studies at Alavi School in Qom to his long political career and climb through the Islamic Republic's top hierarchy culminating in becoming Iran's president. more...

3rd August 2017 – Quoted by Catholic World News

Iranian Christian convert released from prison

Clifford D. May

Maryam Naghash Zargaran, an Iranian Muslim who converted to Christianity, has been released from a Tehran prison. more...