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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.

Christian Prisoners Celebrate Christmas in Tehran’s Evin Prison

A group of Christian prisoners, who are serving their terms in Tehran’s Evin Prison, have celebrated the birthday anniversary of Jesus Christ in a ceremony organized by the detention centre.
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“Judiciary Delegation Pays Regular Visits to Iran Jails”

Iranian Judiciary Spokesman Gholam-Hossein Mohseni Eje’i says a delegation from the judiciary system has paid regular visits to prisons across Iran during the current Iranian calendar year.

Iran Judiciary Dismisses Reports on Nazanin Zaghari’s Release

The head of the Tehran Judiciary Office has rejected British media reports that Iranian national Nazanin Zaghari – now serving time in Iran for sedition -- might be released in a swap deal.

Iranian Journalist Sentenced to Make Educational Documentary!

An Iranian reporter who was found guilty in a traffic collision has been sentenced to make an educational documentary film about car crashes and traffic rules in Iran.

Iran’s Leader Pardons, Commutes Sentences of 1166 Convicts

Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, the Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution, has granted clemency or commuted the sentences of hundreds of convicts on the occasion of two great Muslim festivals.
New Drug Law to Save Lives of Many Iranians on Death Row

New Drug Law to Save Lives of Many Iranians on Death Row

An Iranian lawmaker says more than 90 percent of those sentenced to death for carrying illicit drugs would have the chance to return to life if the new bill passed by the Parliament is signed into law.
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‘Iran Should Establish Genetic Data Bank for Inmates’

An Iranian lawmaker has stressed the importance of establishing a genetic data bank for prisoners.

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