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Monthly Archives: August 2016

U.S.: Actions By Iranian Vessels In Gulf Increase ‘Risks Of Miscalculation’

RFL/RE – The White House has expressed concern after several close encounters between Iranian vessels and U.S. warships in the Persian Gulf this week. A White House spokesman said such incidents are cause for concern and increase risks of miscalculation. Josh Earnest said on August 26 the behavior is unacceptable and “in a compressed space like the Strait of Hormuz it …

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11 Sunni Prisoners Are Still at the Risk of Execution

HRANA News Agency – After the execution of at least 20 Sunni prisoners in Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj, fears and concerns about the fate of other prisoners in the prison with the similar charges and cases have increased. Among the death row prisoners of “Tohid and Jahad” case, only two prisoners, including a juvenile offender have survived from recent mass-executions of Sunni prisoners …

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Iran: 12 Prisoners Hanged For Drug Charges

IRAN HUMAN RIGHTS –  Iran Human Rights (IHR) reported yesterdayabout the imminent danger of execution for more than 10 prisoners in Karaj Central Prison. According to IHR sources 12 prisoners were executed in this prison early this morning, Saturday August 27. IHR sources have identified nine of the prisoners who were executed this morning: “Alireza Madadbour, Bahman Rezaei, Arman Bahrami, Alireza …

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Iran Investigates Young Men at Risk of Being Recruited by IS

VOA – Iran’s intelligence minister says security officers have investigated more than 1,500 young men at risk of being recruited by the extremist Islamic State group. The semi-official Tasnim news agency on Friday quoted Mahmoud Alavi as saying that his department has summoned for questioning, detained or talked with the young people to stop them from joining IS. Alavi didn’t …

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Renowned Iranian actor, producer Davoud Rashidi passes away at 83

PayvandNews – Renowned Iranian cinema and theater actor and producer Davoud Rashidi has passed away at the age of 83. Davoud Rashidi: 1933-2016 Rashidi’s daughter, Leili, who is an actress, said on Friday that the award-winning actor had succumbed to a cardiac arrest earlier in the day. Rashidi had long been housebound suffering from the Alzheimer’s for several years before …

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Iranian Kurdistan: Victims Tortured Prior to Execution, Say Kurdish Families

unpo.org – Twenty-five Kurdish prisoners executed by the Iranian Regime in the beginning of August bore marks of torture, according to their families and to the Iranian Human Rights organisation ‘the Defenders of Human Rights Centre’. Family members of the executed have spoken of how their relatives and the other prisoners who were arrested with them were physically abused by Iranian …

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Iran Confirms It Will Join OPEC Talks To Support Oil Prices

RFL/RE – Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh confirmed that Iran will take part in an OPEC meeting next month in Algeria to discuss ways to support global oil prices. Zanganeh’s remarks to the ministry’s Shana news service on August 25 helped spur a jump in oil prices, with premium crude rising 62 cents to $49.67 a barrel in London trading. …

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Armenia, Iran Creating Free Economic Zone To Expand Exports

RFL/RE – Armenia’s government is working with Iran to create a free economic zone in the country’s southernmost Meghri region, Economy Minister Artsvik Minasyan said on August 25. “The creation of a free economic zone with Iran will make available a good platform for the production of goods and rendering of services especially at the border sector,” said Minasyan, who …

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Iranian Fans Take To Social Media To Demand Rapper’s Release

RFL/RE – Iranian fans have taken to Instagram and other social media to demand the release of Amir Tataloo, a popular and controversial rapper arrested on charges of spreading depravity among youth. “Free Tataloo!” and “He Is Not Guilty!” say dozens of comments posted on the Instagram account of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. “Musicians Don’t Belong In Jail,” …

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Iranian official avoids confirming arrest of nuclear negotiator

Al-monitor – Iranian social media has been buzzing about the news of the alleged arrest of Abdol Rasul Dori Esfahani, a member of the Iranian nuclear negotiation team. Conservative media outlets were the first to reveal the name after Tehran prosecutor said last week that a dual-national was arrested for spying for British Intelligence. However, no government official as of …

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