Iran will release its captives only if offered sufficient incentives. Critics reject this solution without providing viable alternatives.
Aras Amiri, an arts worker employed by the British Council, was arrested in March 2018 on espionage charges. She was acquitted in August and flew back to Britain earlier this week.
An Iranian-American couple’s relocation to Iran after their daughters went off to college in the United States was a mistake paid for in accusations of spying, murky prosecution and prison.
A dissident is to a dictatorship what a bald fact is to an edifice of lies, the revelation of which causes the whole thing to crumble.
U.S. efforts to cut Iran off from the rest of the world in the midst of the pandemic are cruel. So is Iran’s refusal to release political prisoners.