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INU - The human rights group, Amnesty International, released a statement on Tuesday. They said that lawyers for Ahmadreza Djalali, an emergency medicine specialist, and permanent resident of Sweden, who was accused of espionage during nuclear talks with world powers, were told on Saturday that the Supreme Court had upheld his sentence "without granting them an opportunity to file their defense submissions.”

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INU - Although Iran previously counted on France and Germany in the face of U.S. pressures, these countries are now also demanding that Tehran curb its ballistic missile program and support for proxy groups across the region.

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INU -According to a report by The Association for Human Rights in Kurdistan of Iran - Geneva (KMMK-G), an organization that was established in 2006 and "strives to serve as a bridge between the Kurdish and Iranian civil society on the one hand and the United Nations agencies and international institutions on the other,” in the first ten months of 2017, Iran has killed and imprisoned a disproportionate number of Kurds.

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INU  On Thursday, the Voice of America published an editorial on the situation of dual nationals being held hostage in the Islamic Republic of Iran. The article came just days after there had been a number of other reports on some of these individuals, including a New York Times piece alleging that deals for their release might be in the works as Iran angles for a 500 million dollar debt repayment from the United Kingdom and the release of a number of Iranians serving prison terms in the United Sates, mostly for sanctions violations.
The apparent Iranian effort to use Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, Xiyue Wang, and other Western citizens as leverage in these issues lends credence to many of

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INU - On Wednesday, the New York Times published a report on the situation of Western nationals imprisoned in Iran. The headline pointed to “new signs of a deal” for those individuals, in the form of Iranian officials “dropping hints” about their willingness to release British and American hostages in exchange for the release of sanctions violators imprisoned in the United States and/or the payment of more than 500 million dollars as a de facto ransom that would technically reimburse Iran for a number of British tanks that were ordered by the government of the Shah but were not delivered after the 1979 Iranian revolution.

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INU - The U.S. and its allies have historically pursued a strategy of reaching out to those in the Iranian regime that they believed to be moderates. Meanwhile, human rights and the Iranian people’s struggle for democracy have suffered.

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