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  • Nasrin Sotoudeh Won’t Appeal Sentence March 22, 2019In this week’s Iran Unfiltered, research associate Sina Toossi discusses Reza Khandan’s statement that his wife Nasrin Sotoudeh will not be appealing her sentence and Khamenei’s New Year address in Mashhad, which dismissed EU efforts to salvage the JCPOA.
  • Rouhani’s Iraq Trip Highlights His High Ambitions March 15, 2019In this week’s Iran Unfiltered, research associate Sina Toossi discusses the sentencing of prominent Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh to 12 years of imprisonment, President Rouhani’s trip to Iraq, Ebrahim Raisi’s election to the Assembly of Experts, and more.
  • NIAC Condemns Horrific Attacks on Christchurch Mosques March 15, 2019We are shocked and outraged by the unconscionable terrorist attacks on the al Noor and Linwood mosques in Christchurch yesterday, which claimed the lives of 49 and injured dozens more. We relay our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of those taken in this tragedy, and mourn alongside the ...
  • Betraying Democracy: How Trump Abandoned The JCPOA And The Iranian People March 8, 2019The resignation by Iranian foreign minister, Javad Zarif, and the public response that hastened Iran’s political elites to demand he stay in office, strengthened the hand of the architect of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), or Iran nuclear deal. But this incident also reinforces an important point: the ...
  • Khatami Says People May No Longer Turnout to Vote March 8, 2019In this week’s Iran Unfiltered, research associate Sina Toossi discusses the sentencing of prominent Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, the appointment of Ebrahim Raisi as Judiciary Chief, and more.


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