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Charity Concert Held in Tehran to Raise Funds for Mothers in Prison

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”.

Iranian Judge Sentences Convicts to Plant Trees

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.

Iran Leader Agrees to New Conditions for Pardoning Prisoners

Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has okayed new conditions for granting clemency to Iranian prisoners.

Iran Rejects “Baseless” Claims about Environmentalist’s Suicide

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.

US Prisoners in Iran Convicted of Espionage: Lawmaker

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.

Iran Leader Pardons Over 500 Inmates

Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has pardoned or commuted the sentences of 565 convicts sentenced by various courts on the occasion of the anniversary of the victory Iran’s 1979 Revolution.
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Iranian MPs Looking into Death of Environmentalist in Jail

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.

Iran Arrests Several Environmentalists for Espionage

Tehran's prosecutor says Iranian security forces have identified and arrested several people in connection with a spying case.

Baquer Namazi Not Released from Jail: Iran Judiciary

Baqer Namazi, an Iranian-American dual national imprisoned in Iran since early 2016, has not been released from jail, the spokesman of Iran’s judiciary said.
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10 Iranian MPs to Visit Evin Prison Sunday

A group of Iranian lawmakers, composed of reformists, conservatives, and independents, will pay a visit to Tehran’s Evin Prison on Sunday.

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