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Rezaian Suit Highlights Iranian, Western & Media Interests Alike

Media outlets reported extensively on Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian’s federal lawsuit filed against the Iranian government, on the accounts of hostage taking, torture and terrorism, for being unjustly imprisoned by Iran for more than eighteen months.  Among the media

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Doubt Pervades the Narrative of Iran’s ‘Goodwill Gesture’

A year and some months ago, following the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Iran released four American prisoners – including Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian – who had all been held captive by the Islamic republic

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Media Playing by Iran’s Rules on Dual Citizens?

Even with the supposedly “moderate” Rouhani in power and the nuclear deal well underway, more and more cells in Tehran’s notorious Evin Prison are occupied by Iranian dual citizens. One of the more highly-publicized cases was the “outrageous” incarceration of

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Latest Victim of Iran’s Campaign against Dual Citizens: A Toddler

Iran’s treatment of dual citizens, to which men and women from all walks of life fall victim (including Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian, who was released after more than 500 days in captivity), never ceases to shock and horrify. Just

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

‘Homeland’ Actress Highlights the Great Risk Taken by Dual Citizens Visiting Iran

As revealed to us in the sensational NY Times Magazine exposure on Ben Rhodes, an integral part of Iranian-Western diplomacy is the use of media outlets – including op-eds and leading news sites – to address leaders and influence public

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, Other News

Iranian Honesty & Moderate/Hardliner Divide Questioned – in light of Holocaust Cartoon Contest

The world is looking on as Iran gears up for its latest Holocaust cartoon contest. As conscious as ever of his public image in the West as a “moderate,” and of the need to end Iran’s international isolation, Iranian Foreign

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Posted in Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, Other News

Human Rights apparently secondary to Rapprochement with Iran- see Robert Levinson

In his speech at the White House Correspondents Dinner 2016 President Obama celebrated Jason Rezaian’s release from Iranian captivity stating “Last year we spoke of Jason’s courage as he endured the isolation of an Iranian prison..and I can make this

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Posted in Human Rights, Media Coverage
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