United Arab Emirates (AP) - At least nine Iranian women political prisoners
have gone on a hunger strike to protest snap body searches and abuse by prison
guards at the main prison in Tehran, according to an Iranian opposition
website. The kaleme...
France (AP) - Two Iranian dissidents a lawyer and a film director were awarded
the 2012 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. The European Parliament awarded
the prize Friday to Nasrin Sotoudeh and Jafar Panahi. Martin Schulz, the
Imprisoned Iranian lawyer and human rights defender Abdolfattah Soltani is the winner of the 2012 International Bar Association Human Rights Award. The announcement was made at the International Bar Association (IBA) Annual Conference in Dublin, Ireland...
For a regime that claims to follow the tenets of Islam, the
Iranian government casts the official state religion in a poor light by running
parliamentary elections on a Friday , the weekly day of worship for faithful
Moslems, a decision based upon...
As many celebrate International
Human Rights Day today (December 10 th ), a 2500-year-old inscribed
stone, the Cyrus Cylinder reminds us that human rights are a complex issue with
which humankind has struggled with throughout history. In 2013, the...
M. McNabb , Marsha
Z. Gerber , Stefan
Reisinger and Mary
On November 21, 2011, the United
States announced three measures designed to enhance sanctions on Iran. The
President issued an Executive Order authorizing the...
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Fulbright Briefing Lista M. Cannon , David M. Harris and Nicola Kelly
In further developments since our briefing of 28 November 2011, the Council of the European Union has decided that a further 143 entities and 37 individuals will be subject to...
D. Herlach, Beverly J. Rudy, Christer L. Mossberg, Matthew L. Hazlett, Leanne
Sobel, Christina J. Galus and Inna Zaltsman
In recent months, there have been major developments
regarding the economic sanctions imposed on Iran. In an effort...
By Louis M. Solomon
In Estate of Yael Botvin v.
Islamic Republic of Iran , et al., Civil Action No. 05-0220 (D.D.C. March
2011), [ an
enhanced version of this opinion is available to lexis.com subscribers ] plaintiff is the estate of an Israeli...
Fulbright Briefing By Lista M. Cannon , David M. Harris and Nicola Kelly
In the latest wave of sanctions targeting Iran, the U.K. has taken steps independently of the UN Security Council and EU regulations to cut off all ties with Iranian banks. The...
UNITED NATIONS - (AP) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad seized center stage at the opening of a monthlong debate at the United Nations on how to stop the spread of nuclear weapons. But behind the scenes, U.N. Security Council powers were discussing...
UNITED NATIONS - (AP) Ambassadors from China and five major powers met for the first time Thursday to discuss possible new sanctions against Iran, which is refusing to suspend uranium enrichment and start negotiations on its suspect nuclear program. ...
PARIS - (AP) France on Wednesday voiced its opposition to a U.S. extradition request for an Iranian accused of evading export controls to purchase technology over the Internet to sell to Iran's military.
The United States is seeking the extradition...
WASHINGTON - (AP) President Barack Obama's nuclear summit has paid early dividends: China's agreement to work with the U.S. on possible sanctions against Iran and Ukraine's decision to rid itself of nuclear bomb-making materials.