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Iran: Imminent execution of Swedish-Iranian academic Ahmadreza Djalali must be halted

Responding to news that Ahmadreza Djalali, an Iranian-Swedish specialist in emergency medicine, has been transferred to solitary confinement in Evin prison and told by the prosecution authorities that his death sentence will be carried out imminently, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for the Middle East and North Africa, Diana Eltahawy, said:“We were horrified to learn that…

Saudi mega-city hires Edelman

With Daniel LippmanEDELMAN SIGNS SAUDI MEGA-CITY: The Saudi-funded company charged with developing the planned “smart city” Neom has hired Edelman to assist with public relations on the undertaking, according to a Justice Department filing. NEOM Company has retained the firm to provide “strategic counsel, media relations, stakeholder identification and engagement and content development” for the…