Kian Tajbakhsh

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US Envoy Won't Raise Fate of Imprisoned Americans

Issue shadows sensitive meeting with Iran

(Newser) - The fate of four Iranian-Americans imprisoned in Tehran won't come up in today's talks between the US and Iran for fear of scuttling the negotiations, Bloomberg reports. US ambassador Ryan Crocker will focus on Iraq and Iran's nuclear program in the Baghdad meeting, only the second direct talks between the... More »

Jailed Academics Shown on Iranian TV

Comment on reason for holding, stop short of confessing

(Newser) - Iranian national TV aired interviews with two American-Iranians being held in Iran's notorious Evin prison under suspicion of being involved in a US-backed plot to stage a revolution. The show, entitled "In the Name of Democracy," juxtaposed the interviews with footage of other popular uprisings—implying that the... More »

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