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Monthly Archives: September 2016

Rajai Shahr Prison Is Being Prepared for an Amputation

HRANA News Agency – Mohammadreza Farahnak, a prisoner who has been kept on charge of theft in Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj since 18 years ago, after all these years faces the risk of amputation. The prisoner was informed that the sentence would be executed on Tuesday. According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Mohammadreza Farahnak, …

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Seven Prisoners in Imminent Danger of Execution for Drug Offenses

Iran Human Rights – Seven prisoners in Minab Prison (Hormozgan province, southern Iran) are in imminent danger of execution. Seven prisoners in Minab Prison were reportedly transferred to solitary confinement on Sunday September 25 in preparation for their executions. According to close sources, the seven prisoners, who range from ages 25 to 30, are on death row for drug related offenses. …

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Syria as Metaphor

lobelog – The war in Syria is a nightmare. It’s a nightmare for all the civilians who suffer from constant aerial bombardment, who are trapped without food and medical assistance inside crumbling cities, who experience the retribution of either the Islamic State or the regime in Damascus. It’s a nightmare for those who try to escape and face the prospect of …

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Iranian Takes US State Department by Storm

PayvandNews – The recent appointment of Iranian-American Sahar Nowrouzzadeh as Persian spokesperson for the US Department of State is likely to help improve the dialogue between Washington and Tehran. Nowrouzzadeh, who was born in Iran and moved with her family to the US as a child, is well known for her public activity aimed at improving relations between the United …

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Amnesty calls on Iran to free wife of Fleet man after trial ‘travesty’

gethampshire – A human rights organisation is calling on the government to speak out on behalf of a man whose wife has been jailed in Iran in a case it claims has been ‘a complete travesty of justice throughout’. Amnesty International has launched a petition calling on Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to publicly raise the case of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who has …

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Iran Sentences Lebanese IT Expert To 10 Years In Prison

RFL/RE – A Lebanese information-technology (IT) expert detained in Iran for more than a year has been sentenced to 10 years in prison and fined $4.2 million, his supporters say. Nizar Zakka, a Washington resident, was detained in September 2015 in Tehran after attending a government-organized conference on entrepreneurship and employment, where he was a panelist. Iran’s state-controlled television and …

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Iranian President Meets Castros In Havana

RFL/RE – The Iranian president has met with his Cuban counterpart and his older brother and predecessor during a visit in Havana. Hassan Rohani sat down with Cuba’s 90-year-old retired president, Fidel Castro, on September 19. Rohani met separately with President Raul Castro, who took over leadership of Cuba’s government in 2006. Officials did not comment on the talks. Iran’s …

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Journalist With Reformist Daily Arrested In Iran

RFL/RE – A journalist with Iran’s reformist Sharq daily has been arrested in Tehran. Sadra Mohaqeq was arrested on September 19 at his home in the Iranian capital, reports said. The reason for his arrest is not clear. Mohaqeq was also arrested in 2013 in a crackdown on pro-reform media. The semi-official Mehr news agency reported that Mohaqeq was arrested …

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A Report about the Condition of 51 Sunni Prisoners in Rajai Shahr Prison

HRANA News Agency – After the “Black Monday” when 37 Sunni prisoner under high security conditions were transferred to solitary confinements and the execution of at least 20 of them, currently 51 Sunni prisoners with different sentences including death row ones in ward number 7 are serving under stress and daily fear. According to the report of Human Rights Activists …

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On Hunger Strike, Imprisoned Music Distributors’ Health Deteriorates

Iranhumanrights.org – Imprisoned music distributors Mehdi Rajabian and Hossein Rajabian are in poor health after starting a hunger strike on September 8, 2016 in Evin Prison. The brothers are protesting being held in separate wards and the denial of access to medical care. An informed source told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that judicial officials have rejected …

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