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Monthly Archives: August 2016

Mark Williams MP: Silence in the face of Iran’s barbaric conduct must end

politicshome – Welsh Lib Dem Leader Mark Williams MP believes it is time the West addressed human rights abuses in Iran and that the UK must ‘stand with the Iranian regime’s victims in their quest for justice’. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during a meeting with Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Baku, Azerbaijan on August …

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Canadian-Iranian professor hospitalized after three months in detention

Guardian – Noted anthropologist Dr Homa Hoodfar was arrested and imprisoned on 6 June in Tehran’s notorious Evin prison and her health has rapidly declined since Homa Hoodfar has been indicted on unknown charges. A Canadian-Iranian academic who has been detained in Iran for nearly three months has been hospitalised over concerns for her rapidly declining health. Dr Homa Hoodfar, …

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U.S. general on naval confrontations with Iran: ‘The big concern here is miscalculation’

Washington Post – The head of U.S. Central Command warned Iran against provocative naval maneuvers on Tuesday, saying that operations by “rogue” Iranian commanders could result in direct U.S.-Iranian military engagement. “I think the big concern here is miscalculation,” Gen. Joseph Votel told reporters at the Pentagon. “I am concerned about rogue commanders, rogue Iranian Quds force naval commanders who …

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Hackers Exploit Android Phone Security Flaw to Target Activists

Iranhumanrights.org – Suspected state-sponsored hackers have intensified their attempts to break into the online accounts of Iranian rights activists in recent weeks by exploiting security vulnerabilities in Android smartphones, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran has learned. On August 11, 2016 an unknown person sent a message on Facebook to a prominent Iranian political activist living in Paris …

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The Motorcycle and Automobile Federation of the Islamic Republic of Iran (MAFIRI) has allowed the Iranian women to take part at the motocross race.

PayvandNews – The Motorcycle and Automobile Federation of the Islamic Republic of Iran (MAFIRI) has allowed the Iranian women to take part at the motocross race. Mahmoud Seydanlou, the head of Iran’s Motorcycle and Automobile Federation, paid tribute to the motorcyclists women at the Azadi complex motocross race in Tehran. “We hope to see the Iranian women in the country’s …

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Seedstars to gather startups in Tehran in September

PayvandNews – Iran’s best startups will compete to represent the country at the Seedstars World Global Summit and win up to $500,000 in equity. Seedstars Tehran: September 15, 2016 www.seedstarsworld.com/event/seedstars-tehran-2016 Seedstars World, the global seed-stage startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes, is returning to Tehran on September 15, 2016 to host a startup competition at the Incubator …

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Iran officials behind 1980s executions defend decision

Al-monitor – When the website of late Ayatollah Hussein Ali Montazeri posted an audio recording of his objections to the execution of thousands of people, mostly members of the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq (MEK) in the late 1980s, it revealed little new information beyond what had been printed in Montazeri’s autobiography. One thing the recording does confirm, however, is the identities of the …

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Why Russian warplanes might return to Iran

Al-monitor  — News of Russian warplanes flying missions from an air base in Iran’s western province of Hamedan first made headlines Aug. 15. The Arab outlet Al-Masdar News scooped the development, publishing exclusive footage of Russian TU-22M3 bombers and Sukhoi-34 strike fighters in the Islamic Republic. Soon afterward, Russia’s Defense Ministry confirmed that it was launching attacks against Islamic State …

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Iran Urges Quick End to Turkish Offensive in Northern Syria

VOA – Iran called Wednesday for a quick end to Turkey’s military offensive in northern Syria, saying the continued presence of Turkish forces will only escalate the conflict. Turkey launched the offensive last week targeting Islamic State militants as well as U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters that the Turkish government considers linked to Kurdistan Workers’ Party rebels at home. Clashes between the …

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