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Iran President’s Brother Jailed to Serve 5-Year Term

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s brother, Hossein Fereydoun, was sent to prison on Wednesday to serve his sentence for bribery.
Russian journalist, Yulia Yuzik

Iran Releases Russian Journalist Yulia Yuzik

Iran has released the Russian journalist, Yulia Yuzik, who had been detained for “a visa violation”, said the Russian embassy in Tehran.

Russian Journalist Detained for Visa Violation: Iran

Iran’s Government Spokesman Ali Rabiei says the Russian journalist held in Iran was detained last week for a visa violation and not for spying.

Iran Releases Two Australians, Will Free Russian Journo Soon

Iran has released British-Australian woman Jolie King and her Australian boyfriend, Mark Firkin, after dropping all charges against them, Canberra confirmed Saturday.

Iran Raps France’s ‘Meddlesome’ Remarks on Iranian National

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mouavi has dismissed “interventionist” remarks by his French counterpart regarding Fariba Adelkhah, an Iranian national currently serving term in prison.

CIA Agent Sentenced to Death: Iran’s Judiciary

Iranian Judiciary Spokesman Gholam-Hossein Esmaeili says the country has sentenced an agent working for the US spy agency CIA to death, and given prison terms to three others spying for the US.

Hostage-Taking in NY: US Bars Zarif from Visiting Diplomat at Hospital

The US has barred Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif from visiting Iran’s UN ambassador, Majid Takht-Ravanchi, at a hospital in New York City, where he is hospitalized for cancer, saying the permission would be issued if Iran releases an American prisoner.

Did US Just Complete Its Part of New Prisoner Swap with Iran?

The US “deportation” of an Iranian woman prisoner charged with circumvention of Washington’s sanctions against Tehran seems to be part of a new prisoner exchange deal between Iran and the US despite an official denial.

Iranian Woman Released after 27 Months in US Jail

A US federal court has ruled that an Iranian woman held in Australia for two years without trial over alleged violation of US sanctions is free to go.

Exclusive: UK Mission to US Will Hold Session on Iran

As world leaders gather in New York for the United Nations General Assembly, the British mission to New York seeks to hold a session regarding British-Iranians held in Iran over espionage for the UK.

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