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Can Sakineh Ashtiani be saved? (Part 2)

Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, charged with adultery and involvement in her husband's murder in 2006, was always under threat of death by stoning. French foreign minister Bernard Kouchner has said publicly he will do "whatever it takes" to save her. The Muslim holy month of Ramadan is in its final hours, the green light for Iran to execute those it judges as its criminals.

  • Rouzbeh PARSI, Research Fellow, EUISS
  • Ramin PARHAM, Iranian writer
  • Meir JAVEDANFAR, Analyst, Meepas

Programme prepared by Yi Song and Perrine Desplats.

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2018-01-18 Europe

'Entente cordiale', but at what cost on the road to Brexit?

Emmanuel Macron has over 50 million reasons to be cheerful after his meeting with Theresa May this Thursday. The Franco-British Summit at the Sandhurst military school in eastern...

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2018-01-17 Europe

Poland's existential struggle: Abortion debate spurs protests over right-wing shift

Women across Poland have taken to the streets wearing black as a sign of mourning for their reproductive rights, which they say are under threat from the ruling conservative Law...

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2018-01-16 Emmanuel Macron

Macron on migration: Humanity or closed-border policy?

Emmanuel Macron has made his first visit to Calais as French leader. After talking with some migrants and listening to their stories, Macron said he would not allow another...

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2018-01-15 Africa

Tunisia's revolutionary fire: Fresh protests, seven years after Arab Spring

It's been seven years since the uprising that saw a wind of change blow across North Africa. The Arab Spring began with the exit of Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali in Tunisia. Nine...

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2018-01-11 Europe

Merkel's last chance? German chancellor in crunch coalition talks

Germany has been in a holding pattern since September 24, when citizens voted in a general election where the big centre-right and centre-left blocs underperformed badly. And...

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