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Monthly Archives: September 2016

No Information about 5 Arrested Christians

HRANA News Agency – After one week since the arrest of 5 Christians in Firoozkooh, there is no information about the place that they are being detained at. Their names has not been registered in any of Tehran’s prisons and efforts made by their families and lawyers had no result. According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency …

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Iran: At Least 8 Prisoners Executed on Drug Related Charges

Iran Human Rights – Eight new executions reported in Iran by official and unofficial sources. All eight prisoners were reportedly executed on drug related charges. Seven prisoners were executed at Bandar Abbas Central Prison (Hormozgan province, southern Iran) on drug related charges, reports Iranian state-run media Tabnkak. The hangings were reportedly carried out on Saturday September 10. According to the unofficial …

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Iran welcomes truce agreement in Syria: Foreign Ministry Spokesman

PayvandNews – Iran has welcomed a Russia-US mediated ceasefire agreement in Syria aimed at putting an end to more than five years of deadly conflict gripping the Arab country. “The Islamic Republic of Iran always welcomes a ceasefire in Syria and the facilitation of the access of all the country’s people to humanitarian aid,” Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman, Bahram Qassemi, …

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Iran Starts Construction On Second Nuclear Plant With Russian Help

RFL/RE – Iran has begun building a second nuclear power plant with Russian help, Iranian and Russian media are reporting. The project, known as Busherh-2, was officially launched on September 10 in the southern port city of Bushehr. The project will cost around $10 billion and produce 1,057 megawatts of electricity. The project is expected to be completed in 10 …

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Trump Vows To Destroy Iranian Boats That Harass U.S. Navy Ships

RFL/RE – U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump vowed to “shoot out of the water” any Iranian vessels that harass the U.S. Navy, if he is elected. At a rally in Florida on September 9, Trump said he would make the U.S. military “so strong that nobody’s going to mess with us,” and cited recent incidents where the Pentagon said …

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Russian banks ready to rush to Iran: Report

PayvandNews – Russian banks have announced readiness to enter Iran’s banking sector at a time that their Western rivals are failing to do so over fear of the impacts of remaining US sanctions against the Islamic Republic. Russian banks say they are ready to enter Iran’s banking sector and help facilitate the country’s overseas transactions particularly now that Western financial …

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Why are Iranian web trolls targeting Malia Obama?

Al-monitor — In the middle of the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Iranians thought a referee made a bad call against an Iranian wrestler that caused Iran to lose the chance of winning another medal. Soon afterward, the online hate began. It is unclear how or from where these attacks originated, but it appears that Iranian netizens know how …

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Iranian Judiciary Must Stop Punishing Media for Reporting Officials’ Corruption

Iranhumanrights.org —Iran’s Judiciary must halt the prosecution of media outlets which carried out their journalist duty in publishing reports on alleged corruption in the Tehran Municipality and City Council, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran said in a statement today. Unless they are found guilty of a crime in court, the websites of these news organizations should be …

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