Iran Situation Discussed by MEPs on Eve of International Human Rights Day

Editor 07 December 2017

Staff writer, SF

On 6th December, MEPs and political figures discussed several issues relating to Iran, in particular its human rights record.

MEP and President of the Friends of a Free Iran (FOFI) group Gérard Deprez spoke about Iran’s alarming execution rate and emphasised that the situation has shown no signs of improvement over the course of more than three decades. He emphasised the importance of ensuring that the Iranian regime is held accountable for the crimes it has committed, especially the 1988 massacre that is classed as one of the worst crimes in modern history. Deprez pointed out that the Iranian regime will not change.

Iran: Fears That British Woman's Sentence Will Be Increased

Armin Baldwin 04 December 2017

by Armin Baldwin

British woman Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a charity worker who was arrested by Iranian authorities during a visit to her family in Iran, remains in jail. She was arrested and imprisoned in April last year. Her daughter was with her on the trip and Nazanin was arrested and separated from Gabriella who has been cared for by her maternal grandparents ever since.

UK Prepares to Pay £400 Million Ransom to Iran to Free UK Aid Worker

Armin Baldwin 16 November 2017

by Armin Baldwin

The British Government is preparing to pay a ransom of over £400 million pounds to the Iranian Regime in order to free a wrongfully jailed British charity worker.

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a project manager with the Thomson Reuters Foundation, was sentenced to five years in jail in September 2016 on the bogus charge of attempting to overthrow the Regime and spying for a foreign power.

Dozens of Iranians With Dual Nationality Arrested in Last Two Years

Editor 09 November 2017

Staff writer, SF

In the past two years, more than 30 people with dual nationality have been arrested by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). Most of those were arrested on charges of spying.

The number of people arrested has risen sharply since 2015 – the year when the Iran nuclear deal was signed. It was hoped that as a result of the nuclear agreement, Iran would become more moderate and arrests like these would no longer take place.

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