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Iran Gives Prison Terms to 16 Female ISIS Members

Iran’s Revolutionary Court has sentenced 16 female members of the ISIS terrorist group to jail.

Iranian Doctor Sentenced to Treating Patients for Free

A judge in East Azarbaijan province in north-western Iran has sentenced a doctor found guilty of neglect in treating a patient to examine sick people free of charge. 
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Iran Leader Pardons Over 700 Inmates

Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has pardoned or commuted the sentences of 715 convicts sentenced by various courts on the birthday anniversary of Imam Mahdi (PBUH).

Suspects in Tehran Parliament Attack Appear in Court

The main defendant in the June 2017 attacks in Tehran by Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group went to trial on Sunday morning, after Tehran’s prosecutor general brought criminal charges against all eight defendants in the first court session.

Tehran, Ankara Agree on Repatriation of 700 Iranian Inmates

Iran and Turkey have reached a preliminary agreement to repatriate about 700 Iranian inmates from Turkey, said Mahmoud Abbasi, a Deputy for Human Rights and International Affairs at the Iranian Ministry of Justice.

Ex-Prosecutor Mortazavi Finally Arrested in Northern Iran

Saeid Mortazavi, a former prosecutor convicted of complicity in the death of a prisoner, has been detained in northern Iran and transferred to jail.

Iranians Launch Campaign to Find “Most Wanted” Ex-Prosecutor

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.

“Nazanin Zaghari’s Incarceration Not Related to UK Debts to Iran”

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.

“283 Iranian Inmates in Turkmenistan to Be Transferred to Iran”

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman says over 280 Iranians behind bars in Turkmenistan will be repatriated following the Iranian president’s visit to Ashgabat.

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”.

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