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Iran Promises Under Pressure To Reveal Casualty Toll of November Protests

Radiofarda – Under massive pressure from public opinion, the Iranian government has promised to reveal the number of those killed during the mid-November protests in Iran. Iran-Graves belonging to pepople who died in recent protest The Rouhani administration’s spokesman Ali Rabiei said on Monday December 9, that the administration will provide a list of those killed in individual provinces as …

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BBC Persian Appeals to UN As Iran Escalates Harassment Of Journalists’ Families

Radiofarda – BBC’s Persian section says harassment directed at its journalists and their relatives who are in Iran has intensified and is appealing to UN bodies. BBC Persian appealed to the UN Special Rapporteurs on Monday to stop Iran’s harassment of journalists’ family members in Iran who have been subjected to various threats and even been put in “degrading prison …

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Jailed Rights Defender Demands Full Investigation Of Iran Protest Deaths

Radiofarda – Nasrin Sotoudeh, one of the most prominent Iranian human rights defenders has published a statement from prison demanding a full independent investigation of government’s bloody crackdown on November protests that killed hundreds. Sotoudeh, a lawyer, is serving a 38-year sentence for defending women’s right to reject compulsory hijab. She was arrested in 2018. More than one million people …

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New EU Foreign Policy Chief Condemns Iran’s ‘Disproportionate’ Use Of Force In Protests

Radiofarda – The newly chosen High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, says, “For the European Union and its Member States, the widespread and disproportionate use of force against nonviolent protestors (in Iran) is unacceptable.” Borrel, who succeeded Federica Mogherini on December 1, lambasted the Islamic Republic for its deadly response to widespread …

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Outspoken Female Lawmaker Delivers Fiery Speech In Iran Against ‘Grim Despotism’

Radiofarda – In a fiery speech on Monday an outspoken female Iranian lawmaker criticized the Islamic Republic for “grim despotism” and the ever-increasing powers of parallel, unelected centers of power. In her speech Parvaneh Salahshouri who is a representative of Tehran in the Majles (Iranian parliament) said the concentration of power in unelected bodies is destroying the “republican nature of …

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