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January 13, 2019

It has been over 30 months since Ahmadreza Djalali, an Iranian-Swedish citizen and scholar of disaster medicine, was arrested in Iran. On October 19, 2018, Djalali underwent an operation in Tehran’s Taleghani Hospital. This operation took place after Djalali had s...

February 6, 2018

Iran’s Supreme Court has rejected a request to review the death sentence given to Ahmadreza Djalali, a university professor accused of passing information to Israel.

On February 6, 2018, Djalali's lawyer, Zeinab Taheri, said, “The judge rejected our request on Sunday in...

December 17, 2017

Iranian state TV has aired what it calls a confession by Ahmadreza Djalali, an Iranian-Swedish academic who has been sentenced to death on charges of spying for Israel during nuclear talks with world powers.


The video aired late December 17, 2017 and was prepared by Ir...

We, the undersigned, are compelled to express our outrage at the arrest, conviction, and sentencing of Iranian professor Ahmadreza Djalali, who has been detained since April 2016 by the Islamic Republic of Iran. He was accused of espionage and, following a closed trial...

December 13, 2017

Iran's Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence against Ahmadreza Djalali, an Iranian-Swedish academic who convicted of espionage, as Amnesty International and his family reported Tuesday.

The 45-year-old professor taught at the European Master in Disaster Medic...

October 23, 2017

A judge in Tehran has ordered the death penalty for Iranian disaster-medicine researcher Ahmadreza Djalali, according to his wife Vida Mehrannia and diplomatic sources in Italy.

The 45-year-old professor, who taught at the European Master in Disaster Medicine (EMDM) in...

July 24, 2017

Ahmadreza Djalali, a professor who was arrested for suspected espionage in Iran, has been sentenced to death, his wife Vida Mehran-Nia informed Radio Free Europe.

Dr. Djalali was arrested for “collaboration with hostile governments” and “acting against national security...

February 4, 2017

Ahmadreza Djalali, a professor who was arrested for suspected espionage in Iran, has been sentenced to death, his wife Vida Mehran-Nia informed Radio Free Europe.

The 45-year-old professor who taught at the European Master in Disaster Medicine (EMDM) in Italy—a joined m...

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IN REMEMBRANCE

Liu Xiaobo – the Quiet, Determined Teller of China’s Inconvenient Truths

 

China’s most famous dissident, Liu Xiaobo, has died in custody at age 61. The cause was liver cancer. His death, confirmed on July 13 by Chinese justice authorities  in the northeastern city of Shenyang, comes more than two weeks after prison authorities announced he was being moved to a hospital for treatment, news that was followed by pleas from around the world to allow him to travel abroad for care.

Dissident, Liu Xiaobo, won Nobel the Peace Prize in 2010 for ‘long and non-violent struggle’ for human rights. Illustration: Henry Wong