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Iran prison chief replaced after alleged beatings

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 18:12
Iran said on Wednesday it had replaced the country's prisons chief amid an uproar over alleged beating of political prisoners last week in Tehran's notorious Evin Prison Families of the dozens of political prisoners held there have been protesting outside parliament and the presidential complex and the issue came up in the legislature on Wednesday. The prison incident last Thursday drew ...
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Iran replaces prisons chief after Evin incident

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 16:30
Iran's judiciary has replaced the country's prisons chief after reports of violence against political prisoners during a routine inspection in Evin Prison, media reports said on Wednesday. But Gholam Hossein Ismaili -- who denies any wrongdoing in the events that unfolded on April 17 -- has been appointed to a senior post as head of the justice department in the capital. According to opposition ...
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Report: Iran removes official in charge of prisons after reports of alleged beating of inmates

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 12:53
Iran's official news agency says the official in charge of the country's prisons has been removed from the post.
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Iran removes official in charge of prisons

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 12:31
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's official news agency says the official in charge of the country's prisons has been removed from the post. The development follows reports of alleged abuse of inmates at a Tehran penitentiary.
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IRAN Iran,President Rouhani: End to discrimination, equal rights and opportunities for women - Asia News

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 07:55
» 04/23/2014 09:50 IRAN Iran,President Rouhani: End to discrimination, equal rights and opportunities for women The head of state spoke at the National Forum on Women Shaping Economy and Culture . He criticizes "those who consider the presence of women in society a threat.
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IRAN Iran, the president Rouhani: End to discrimination, equal rights and opportunities for women - Asia News

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 07:52
» 04/23/2014 09:50 IRAN Iran, the president Rouhani: End to discrimination, equal rights and opportunities for women The head of state spoke at the National Forum on Women Shaping Economy and Culture . He criticizes "those who consider the presence of women in society a threat.
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Iran protests at U.N. committee on envoy ban as U.S. stands ground

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 07:27
(Reuters) - Iran complained to a United Nations committee on Tuesday about Washington's refusal to grant a visa to Tehran's proposed new U.N. envoy due to his suspected links to hostage-takers, even as the United States stood firm on its decision. The United States said earlier this month that it would not grant a visa to Hamid Abutalebi because of his connection to the 1979-1981 Tehran hostage ...
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Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:56
Iran asked the United Nations yesterday to demand that the United States grant a visa to Tehran's proposed new UN envoy, while Washington stood firm on its decision to deny entry to Hamid Abutalebi over his suspected links to hostage-takers. The United States has said it would not grant a visa to Abutalebi because of his connection to the...
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Iran lawmakers seek probe into alleged jail abuse

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:28
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Several Iranian lawmakers on Tuesday demanded a probe into alleged beatings of political prisoners held at Tehran's Evin prison, the official IRNA news agency reported.
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Iran Says it Has Diluted Highly Enriched Uranium

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 14:04
Iran says it has completed diluting its stockpile of 20 percent enriched uranium, based on an interim deal struck with world powers last year on its controversial nuclear program. Iran's atomic chief, Ali Akbar Salehi, told Arabic-language Al Alam television that Iran diluted 103 kilograms of uranium on April 12, converting it from 20 percent enriched uranium to 5 percent.
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Iran, world powers to start work on nuclear drafts next month

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 03:39
Iran and world powers will begin work drafting a long-term settlement of Iran's disputed nuclear programme at expert-level talks in New York next month, the official state news agency IRNA reported on Sunday. During the May 5-9 meeting, the P5+1 world powers and Iran will start "writing draft of comprehensive agreements which will be a complex and difficult work," said senior nuclear negotiator ...
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Iran's Rouhani urges women's rights

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 21:38
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani urges equal opportunities and rights for women and condemns discrimination in a speech marking Women's Day.
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Iran, world powers to start work on nuclear drafts next month

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 19:45
Iran and world powers will begin work drafting a long-term settlement of Iran's disputed nuclear program at expert-level talks in New York next month, the official state news agency IRNA reported on Sunday. During the May 5-9 meeting, the P5+1 world powers and Iran will start "writing draft of comprehensive agreements which will be a complex and difficult work," said senior nuclear negotiator ...
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Iran, world powers to start work on nuclear drafts next month

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 19:25
Iran and world powers will begin work drafting a long-term settlement of Iran's disputed nuclear programme at expert-level talks in New York next month, the official state news agency IRNA reported on Sunday. During the May 5-9 meeting, the P5+1 world powers and Iran will start "writing draft of comprehensive agreements which will be a complex and difficult work," said senior nuclear negotiator ...
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Rouhani says Iran's women not second class citizens

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 17:37
TEHRAN, Iran – Iran's President Hassan Rouhani admitted Sunday, April 20, that women in his country still face discrimination and cultural barriers but he insisted they are not universally treated as second-class citizens. In a speech marking Women's Day in Iran, Rouhani, seen as a moderate reformer, said more had to ...
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Iran nuclear talks to be held in New York, reports say

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 16:13
Iran's state news agency says Iran's heavy water reactor at Arak, one of the key issues in the talks, has been 'virtually resolved' The next round of expert-level talks over Iran's contested nuclear programme will be held in New York, the country's state news agency reported on Sunday. The report, by the ISNA agency, came a day after Iran's vice-president, Ali Akbar Salehi, was quoted by state ...
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Report: Iran negotiator says next round of expert-level nuclear talks will be held in New York

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 15:29
Iran's state news agency is reporting that the next round of expert-level talks over its contested nuclear program will be held in New York.
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Iran says plane at airport leased to Ghana after U.S.-flagged plane sighting

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 07:38
Iran says that a plane which landed in Tehran airport flying the American flag was leased to Ghana's presidential office and carrying a business delegation from the West African nation. The New York Times reported on Thursday that a plane owned by the Bank of Utah was parked in Mehrabad Airport in Tehran on Tuesday. Its presence was noteworthy as the United States and Iran have been at ...
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Iran says it watered down, converted over 200 kg of enriched uranium

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 07:04
(Reuters) - Iran said on Saturday it had completed watering down and converting more than 200 kilograms (440 lb) of enriched uranium under a deal reached in Geneva last November with world powers over its disputed nuclear program. "Based on the agreement with the West, we were supposed to have half of our 200 kilogram stock of uranium diluted and the other half converted to uranium oxide," Iran ...
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Iran proposes limiting plutonium production

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 00:17
Iranian state television quoted Vice President Ali Akbar Salehi as saying that Iran has proposed to redesign the Arak plant to produce one-fifth of the plutonium initially planned for it.
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