Iranian ‘Angelina Jolie’ Sahar Tabar sentenced to 10 years in prison over her social media activities

The Iranian ‘Zombie Angelina Jolie’ Instagram star has been jailed for a decade, her lawyer has said, a year after she was arrested over her social media activities.

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Do not let Iran get away with hostage-taking

One year ago today, I was released from Iran as an American hostage in a prisoner swap. I went to Tehran in 2016 with little knowledge of its contemporary political reality. After a 40-month ordeal in the notorious Evin Prison, I left the country with the hard-learned knowledge that the Iranian regime is obdurately hostile toward the West, especially the U.S., and loathes diplomacy.

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Iran Paralympian facing execution asked why gyms closed and not shrines

A wheelchair-bound bodybuilder in Iran could face the death penalty for questioning why gyms were closed due to coronavirus but religious shrines allowed to stay open.

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Singaporean shipbroking firm added to Washington’s blacklist over ties to Iran

The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the US Treasury Department has blacklisted an Indian national and the Singaporean shipbroking firm he runs in the latest swathe of Iranian-linked sanctions announced yesterday.

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