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Monthly Archives: September 2016

Can Rouhani reel in the IRGC’s financial empire?

Al-monitor  – For months, Iran’s hardliners have used the term “JCPOA” — the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action — to undermine the credibility of President Hassan Rouhani’s administration. Over the past couple of weeks, they have adopted the term “FATF” — the Financial Action Task Force — which according to the Iranian hardliners represents a “capitulation” of Iranian interests to …

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Khamenei says manipulating numbers on economy is ‘major sin’

Al-monitor – Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned Iranian officials against manipulating statistics when it comes to the economy. In attendance at the speech were members of the Hassan Rouhani administration, who have been at the center of a minor controversy over economic growth. AUTHOR Arash Karami “Sometimes various centers state different statistics about the unemployment rate, the rate …

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Rio 2016 Paralympics: Iran’s Sareh Javanmardi wins 2nd shooting gold medal

PayvandNews- Iranian female sports shooter Sareh Javanmardi has received a second gold medal at the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Sareh Javanmardi On Wednesday, the 31-year-old sportswoman participated in P4 mixed 50-meter pistol SH1 competitions at the Olympic Shooting Center in the western Rio neighborhood of Deodoro. She racked up 189.5 points to claim the top position …

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Rio 2016 Paralympics: Iranian athletes collect four more medals

PayvandNews – Iranian sportsmen have collected four medals, including two golds, at the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Iran’s Gold Medalist Majid Farzin On Monday, Majid Farzin took part in the men’s minus 80-kilogram Group A competitions of the tournament at the 6500-seat indoor Riocentro-Pavilion 2 arena, and raised 240 kilograms overhead to stand atop the podium. …

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Three Prisoners Hanged in Southern Iranian Prison

Iran Human Rights – Three prisoners were reportedly hanged at Shiraz’s Adel Abad Prison on the morning of Tuesday September 13.  Two prisoners sentenced to death for armed robbery and one prisoner sentenced to death for rape were reportedly executed at Shiraz’s Adel Abad Prison (Fars province, southern Iran). According to the press departments of the Prosecutor General and the …

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Hospitalized Christian Convert Ordered Back to Prison

Iranhumanrights.org – Imprisoned Christian convert Maryam (Nasim) Naghash Zargaran, who has been hospitalized since August 28, 2016 for heart problems, has been denied an extension of her medical furlough (temporary leave), a source told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. “After going through two hunger strikes in Evin Prison, prison officials and the prosecutor allowed her to go on furlough …

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Water pressure plummets in Tehran

Al-monitor — Iran has been threatened by a water crisis for years, a situation that is being worsened by the mismanagement of scarce water resources. In just a few more years, the Water and Sanitation Organization may become unable to supply drinking water to densely populated urban areas in the country, including Tehran. AUTHOR Alireza Ramezani Tehran’s population has ballooned so immensely …

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Notorious former Tehran prosecutor issues public apology for prisoner killings

Radiozamaneh – Former Tehran Prosecutor, Saeed Mortazavi, accused of orchestrating the abuse and death of political detainees during the election protests of 2009 in Iran, has issued a public letter addressed to the judge apologizing to the survivors and families of the victims.   Mortazavi who stands trial has expressed hopes that such events would never be repeated; the matter …

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Iran Pressed to Release Homa Hoodfar

Radiozamaneh – Canadian and Irish academic communities have taken further initiatives to speak out against the arrest of Homa Hoodfar, Iranian-Canadian professor who is currently held prisoner in Iran.   Early September a group of academics gathered in front of the Iranian embassy in Ireland to protest the detention of Homa Hoodfar and call for her release. Hoodfar also holds …

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