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A prominent Iranian literary translator is missing, just weeks after being released from Tehran's notorious Evin Prison, a source close to him said Monday.

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UK revokes Iranian network's licenseupdated: Fri Jan 20 2012 14:07:00

Britain's media regulatory authority revoked an Iranian English-language news organization's U.K. license Friday for a breach of licensing regulations and an unpaid fine.

Jailed Iranian actress is releasedupdated: Fri Oct 28 2011 21:53:00

An Iranian actress who was sentenced to a year in jail and 90 lashes for appearing in a film critical of the country's government has been released, according to Amnesty International and the film's producers.

Lawyer for freed American hikers says Iranian security forces detained him updated: Sun Oct 02 2011 15:09:00

The Iranian attorney for two American hikers released last week said Thursday he was briefly detained by security forces following a raid on his home.

Hikers face hard time in Iran's tough Evin prisonupdated: Sun Aug 21 2011 15:22:00

The grim stories of two women who endured long-stretches of solitary confinement in Iran's most notorious prison are chilling omens for the two jailed U.S. hikers who each reportedly received an eight-year prison sentence on Saturday.

For Baha'i educators, a lesson in power from Iranupdated: Fri Jun 03 2011 05:54:00

The three Iranian security officers rang the doorbell, politely informed the man of his arrest, thoroughly searched the house, confiscated high-tech gear and books, and whisked him away to the nation's notorious Evin Prison.

Iran executes man as Israeli spy, hangs opposition group memberupdated: Tue Dec 28 2010 17:38:00

Iran has hanged a man convicted of spying for Israel and also executed another man who was a member of a government opposition group, state-run media reported Tuesday.

Hiker freed from Tehran prison: Time for U.S.-Iran tiesupdated: Wed Dec 08 2010 04:50:00

When I was in Evin Prison in Tehran, a guard twice brought flowers to my cell. Each time, I'd hear the door open and look up to see her standing there with a huge smile and homegrown roses. I was speechless with gratitude.

Song champions effort to free hikers detained in Iranupdated: Wed Dec 01 2010 06:14:00

Sarah Shourd, the American hiker freed from an Iran prison after 14 months, released a song Wednesday to support her fiance and friend who remain behind bars in Tehran.

Detained hikers speak with familiesupdated: Mon Nov 29 2010 12:35:00

The families of two American hikers detained in Iran for more than a year said Monday they have spoken with them on the phone for only the second time in 16 months.

Families ask Iran to release two American hikersupdated: Mon Nov 22 2010 12:04:00

The families of two American hikers held in Iran on suspicion of espionage issued a plea to the Iranian government Monday, asking for the hikers' release.

Trial for Americans detained in Iran may happen soonupdated: Fri Sep 17 2010 18:39:00

An Iranian prosecutor said Wednesday a trial will soon commence for three American hikers, one of whom, Sarah Shourd, was released on bail the day before from a Tehran prison.

Saberi recalls captivity in Iranian jail where hiker was heldupdated: Thu Sep 16 2010 15:05:00

In Tehran's Evin Prison, American Sarah Shourd's lonely days must have seemed endless, filled with fear and uncertainty.

Lawyer 'upset' that Iran canceled hiker's releaseupdated: Sat Sep 11 2010 10:46:00

The Iranian lawyer for three U.S. hikers detained in Iran is "upset" that Sarah Shourd's planned release has been canceled and said her family's emotions are "being abused."

Activist: Family of lawyer in Iran stoning case arrestedupdated: Tue Jul 27 2010 05:04:00

Iranian authorities have arrested the wife and a brother-in-law of a lawyer who is defending a woman facing imprisonment and possible execution by stoning, a human rights activist said Monday.

Hikers' mothers appeal to Iran as detention anniversary approachesupdated: Thu Jul 15 2010 09:06:00

The mothers of three American hikers detained in Iran have sent an open letter to Iran's justice minister, appealing for their children's freedom as the one-year anniversary of their detention approaches. American Hikers Imprisoned in Iran Get Engagedupdated: Mon May 24 2010 15:48:00

Shane Bauer and Sarah Shourd are wearing engagement rings made from threads of his shirt

Hikers' moms plead to Ahmadinejad in letterupdated: Mon Feb 15 2010 09:38:00

In a heartfelt letter to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the mothers of three American hikers held in Iran said they have applied for visas to visit Iran and ask to meet with him in Tehran.

Freed Belgians cite fears for U.S. hikers in Iranupdated: Tue Jan 26 2010 22:10:00

Two Belgians recently detained in Iran said they had some contact with three U.S. hikers imprisoned there and are concerned about the Americans' well-being.

Mom pleads with Iran to free daughter, other hikersupdated: Fri Dec 18 2009 13:24:00

A mother pleaded Friday with Iran's supreme leader to release her daughter and two other hikers detained in that country since July.

Stop religious persecution in Iranupdated: Sat Oct 24 2009 07:43:00

Why is Rainn Wilson, "Dwight" on "The Office," writing a news commentary for CNN? Good question.

Iran reportedly frees 140 jailed election protestersupdated: Tue Jul 28 2009 20:09:00

The Iranian government has released 140 people arrested in the aftermath of the Islamic republic's disputed presidential election, a semi-official news agency reported Tuesday.

Analysis: What journalist's release means for Iran, U.S. relationsupdated: Mon May 18 2009 08:42:00

Iran's Judiciary spokesman Alireza Jamshidi said Monday that journalist Roxana Saberi's sentence was commuted as a gesture of "Islamic mercy" because she expressed regret and cooperated with authorities.

Amnesty: Iran frees American-born grad studentupdated: Tue Nov 11 2008 14:54:00

Iranian authorities have released an American-born graduate student on bail after holding her in prison for nearly a month, an Amnesty International spokeswoman said Tuesday.

U.S. student arrested in Tehran while working on thesis projectupdated: Wed Oct 22 2008 16:03:00

Officials in the United States are looking into the recent arrest of an Iranian-American student in Tehran who was working on a research project on women's rights in Iran. The Islamic Republic's Women at the Wheel updated: Fri Oct 03 2008 15:00:00

Iran's women taxi drivers find an economic opportunity in their society's gender divide

Iranian-American freed in Tehranupdated: Thu Sep 20 2007 04:06:00

Kian Tajbakhsh, an Iranian-American social scientist who has been held in Iran since May, has been released from Tehran's Evin Prison, according to his employer.

Iranian-American scholar back home after detention in Tehranupdated: Fri Sep 07 2007 00:04:00

Haleh Esfandiari, the Iranian-American scholar who was held in Iran for eight months, has returned to her home in Potomac, Maryland, her husband, Shaul Bakhash, told CNN.

Nobel laureate: Iranian-Americans political prisonersupdated: Fri May 25 2007 11:21:00

An Iranian-American woman detained in Tehran is being held illegally and has been repeatedly denied access to an attorney, Iranian Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi told CNN on Friday.

Sources: Iran imprisons 4th Iranian-Americanupdated: Wed May 23 2007 09:28:00

Iran recently imprisoned a fourth person of dual Iranian and American citizenship, the man's family and colleagues told CNN on Wednesday

Tehran: Iranian-American scholar acted against Iranupdated: Mon May 21 2007 18:38:00

Iranian-American scholar Haleh Esfandiari has been charged with conducting activities against the Iranian government, the Iranian Intelligence Ministry said Monday.

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