Archive for April 2017

Iran confirms rejecting appeal by held British-Iranian woman

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s

Associated Press – April 26. 2017 – TEHRAN, Iran — Iran has confirmed that the final appeal by a British-Iranian woman detained in Iran while on a trip with her toddler daughter of having her five-year prison sentence overturned has been denied.       Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s family earlier said that she learned of the development last weekend.

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Trump asked to work for release of 2 jailed by Iran

Siamak Namazi and his father, Baquer Namazi,

The Washington Post – By George Jahn | AP April 25 – VIENNA — A relative of two Iranian-American citizens imprisoned in Iran says their health is failing rapidly due to inhumane conditions and is urging U.S. President Donald Trump to take “personal responsibility” for their lives.

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Congressman: Obama’s Iran deal prisoner swap was ‘brutally incompetent’

Jason Rezaian

New York Post – By Maris – APRIL 25, 2017 – WASHINGTON — Rep. Lee Zeldin, one of the two Jewish Republicans in the House, is blasting the Obama administration prisoner swap with Iran as “brutally incompetent” following new disclosures about the troubling backgrounds of the Iranians who were set free.

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