The secretary of Mardomaslari (democracy) party in Hamedan, Javad Giyahshenas, a newly elected stand-in member of the city council, was arrested on charges of insulting prophet Muhammad. Bail has been set for him.
“Prisoner of conscience Maryam Akbari Monfared has been threatened with an additional three-year prison term and exile to a remote prison,” Amnesty International, AI, said in a statement on Monday 22 May.
U.S. President Donald Trump has arrived in Bethlehem for talks with Palestinian Authority President Mahmud Abbas on the second day of his visit to Israel and the West Bank.
In his pre-agenda speech on Tuesday 23 May, Speaker of the Iranian parliament, Ali Larijani, accused Saudi Arabia of being “the hub for exporting terrorists”.