South Asia Center Nonresident Senior Fellow Barbara Slavin writes for Voice of America on Iran’s ongoing struggles with human rights, despite progress with negotiations over its nuclear program:

With Iranian President Hassan Rouhani about to arrive in New York, hopes are fading for the release of Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian during this year’s U.N. General Assembly.

In the past, Iranian officials have freed political prisoners before the annual diplomatic gabfest. But this could well be the second General Assembly that Rezaian spends behind bars.

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