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Monthly Archives: August 2016

UN Humanitarian Chief to visit Iran

MNA – UN Humanitarian Chief Stephen O’Brien is scheduled to visit Islamic Republic of Iran from 4 to 5 September 2016. The Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator is expected to meet senior officials in Tehran and focus on expanding regional cooperation on humanitarian assistance and strengthening the partnership between Iran and the United Nations Office for Coordination …

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UN rights expert condemns Iran’s ‘illegal’ execution of 12 people on drug charges

IRAN HUMAN RIGHTS – Three days after the execution of 12 prisoners of Karaj Central Prison, UN Special raporteur on the situation of the human rights in Iran has condemned the executions as illegal. Iran Human Rights (IHR) has previously reported about the executions and published pictures of the prisoners after they were executed. Iranian authorities haven’t announced the executions …

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Documentation: Pictures of the 12 Prisoners Executed On August 27 (+18)

IRAN HUMAN RIGHTS –  Iran Human Rights (IHR) reported on the execution of 12 prisoners for drug offences in Karaj Central Prison on Saturday August 27. These executions haven’t been announced by the authorities. A local source in Iran has provided Iran Human Rights with photos of the bodies of these prisoners (see below) after they were hanged to death. …

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Unjustly Imprisoned Young Physicist Granted Conditional Release After Five Years

Iranhumanrights.org – Omid Kokabee’s Release Comes After Months Struggling with Kidney Cancer That Was Left Untreated in Prison Imprisoned Iranian scientist Omid Kokabee, who spent more than five years in Evin Prison for refusing to work on Iran’s military projects, was granted conditional release on August 29, 2016. Kokabee, currently on medical leave, was diagnosed with kidney cancer this past …

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Recording on 1988 Prison Massacre Exposes Early Fissure in the Islamic Republic of Iran

Iranhumanrights.org – The recently released audio recording of Grand Ayatollah Hosseinali Montazeri sharply denouncing the mass execution of political prisoners in the summer of 1988 has highlighted disagreements among prominent figures of the Islamic Republic that arose from the decision by Ruhollah Khomeini, the leader of Iran’s 1979 revolution, to put thousands of political dissidents to death. Iranians who were …

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Judiciary Blocking Compensation for False Arrests

Iranhumanrights.org – High Number of False Arrests Would Require Large Payout More than a year after Iran’s new Code of Criminal Procedure went into effect, the Judiciary is resisting implementing Article 255, which grants individuals the right to sue the government and seek damages for false arrests. According to Article 258, the National Criminal Compensation Commission (NCCC)—consisting of the chief justice of …

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How MasterCard debacle got one Iranian minister in trouble

Al-monitor — Before the July 2015 nuclear deal, most banking and finance headlines about Iran concerned individuals or banks being fined or coming under investigation for allegedly violating US sanctions. These days, news of banks and financial institutions working with Iran no longer necessarily raise eyebrows. However, an Iranian minister’s recent inference that MasterCard services will become available to Iranians has caused a stir. …

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Corruption scandal hits Tehran City Council

Al-monitor – According to an Iranian news outlets, Tehran’s City Council is caught up in a corruption scandal involvingTehran real estate. Memari News reported Aug. 27 that it had acquired documents showing that 1,100,000 square meters of government-owned property, including apartments and villas, had ended up in the possession of various individuals, including government officials, sometimes sold at a 50% discount. AUTHOR: Arash Karami According to …

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Iran’s Launch of Shia Army Threatens to Escalate Sectarian Tensions

VOA – The Iranian government’s launch of a “United Shia Liberation Army” is sending signals that Tehran wants to expand its political and military role in Middle East conflicts along sectarian lines, analysts say. “Using a sectarian Shi’ite identifier with the title of the new army will inflame sectarian tensions in the region,” Talha Abdulrazaq, a researcher at the University …

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U.S. drone enters Iran’s airspace, leaves after warning – Tasnim

Retuers – Iran’s military detected a U.S. drone entering Iranian airspace on Monday and issued a warning for it to leave, which it subsequently did, Iran’s Tasnim news agency reported. “Iran’s army air defence detected and warned an American drone in the eastern airspace of the country. It was coming from Afghanistan. The drone left the area,” Tasnim quoted the …

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