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After the Iranian Judiciary announced it has yet to catch Tehran’s former prosecutor Saeed Mortazavi, activists have printed wanted posters and decorated the city’s walls with them to find the notorious judge convicted of complicity in the death of prisoners.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi says Nazanin Zaghari’s imprisonment in Iran has nothing to do with bilateral relations between Tehran and London.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman says over 280 Iranians behind bars in Turkmenistan will be repatriated following the Iranian president’s visit to Ashgabat.
Iran’s Vice-Presidency for Women and Family Affairs has organized a benefit concert in Tehran to raise funds for the release of incarcerated moms as part of a campaign called “Prison No Place for Mothers”.
Doing community services as a punishment, especially for convicts of misdemeanors, is becoming more and more prevalent in Iran, where a judge has so far ordered offenders to plant more than 10,000 trees if they want to avoid spending their time behind bars.
Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has okayed new conditions for granting clemency to Iranian prisoners.
Iran’s High Council for Human Rights has categorically dismissed the “hostile and baseless” claims raised by certain foreign media about the death of an Iranian environmentalist who was in prison on charge of espionage.
An Iranian MP says the American inmates in Iranian jails are convicted of spying for Washington but the Iranians in the American prisons are innocent and jailed only as part of efforts to put pressure on Tehran.
Several Iranian lawmakers have been probing into the death of environmental activist Kavous Seyyed-Emami, who is said to have committed suicide in Evin Prison according to the Judiciary.