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Brothers of executed Iranian wrestler held in solitary confinement

“The family is now terrified that Habib and Vahid’s treatment means something bad is in store for them, too.” • They have been sentenced to 27 and 54 years in prison.

Iran grants furlough to jailed French-Iranian academic - lawyer

Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards have arrested dozens of dual nationals in recent years, mostly on espionage charges.

By REUTERS
03/10/2020
Bar Refaeli arrives in Kiryat Ono to begin community service

The former 'Sports Illustrated' swimsuit model was sentenced earlier this month for tax evasion on earnings from her international career.

21/09/2020
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe
British-Iranian aid worker Zaghari-Ratcliffe faces new charge - state TV

Zaghari-Ratcliffe was temporarily released from jail in March amid concerns over the spread of the new coronavirus in Iran's prisons but is barred from leaving the country.

By REUTERS
08/09/2020
Jamal Khashoggi
Saudi Arabia jails eight over Khashoggi murder, fiancee decries trial

The murder caused a global uproar and tarnished the reformist image of Prince Mohammed, son of King Salman and the kingdom's de facto ruler.

By REUTERS
08/09/2020
 ALCATRAZ PRISON cells
Rapper Kodak Black said he is being denied access to a rabbi in prison

In 2017, the rapper announced that he identifies as Hebrew Israelite after studying biblical texts while serving a three-month jail sentence in Florida.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
07/09/2020
An Iranian flag flutters in front of the IAEA headquarters in Vienna
Iran state TV shows wrestling star's purported confession to murder

"I hit twice, once and then again," Afkari was shown saying with a stabbing gesture during a police reconstruction of the killing of the middle-aged victim, Hassan Turkman.

By REUTERS
05/09/2020
Ghislaine Maxwell loses bid to be moved to general population in US jail

Maxwell had objected to being treated worse than other pretrial inmates at the Metropolitan Detention Center, citing "onerous" conditions.

By REUTERS
25/08/2020
Prison cell block
Iran sentences pastor, wife to prison for security crime of 'Evangelism'

Many Christians remain in Iranian prisons rife with COVID-19.

Senior Muslim Brotherhood figure dies in Egyptian prison

Erian, 77, had served as deputy leader of the Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party, and was swept up in a crackdown on the movement's leadership after it was forced from power in 2013.

By REUTERS
13/08/2020
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