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Monthly Archives: October 2016

Imprisoned Editor Hospitalized After 18-Day Hunger Strike

Iranhumanrights.org – Open Letter Disproves Judicial Claim About Prisoners’ Rights Imprisoned newspaper editor Ehsan Mazandarani, who recently wrote an open letter disproving a judicial official’s claim about prisoners’ rights, was rushed from Evin Prison to a hospital outside the prison on October 9, 2016 following an 18-day hunger strike. “My client is eligible for conditional release because he has served …

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Soccersanct: Iran To Keep It ‘Religious’ At World Cup Qualifier

PayvandNews – Stymied in their effort to reschedule a qualifier match for soccer’s 2018 World Cup, Iranian officials are guaranteeing to uphold “religious norms” in connection with a major Shi’ite mourning festival when their national team meets South Korea this week in Tehran. They predict huge black banners covering parts of Azadi Stadium, backup players clad in black, and dirges …

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U.S. Treasury Seeks To Reassure Banks Wary Of Dealing With Iran

PayvandNews – The U.S. Treasury is seeking to reassure banks that have been unwilling to do business with Iran, but Tehran says the effort has not gone far enough. New guidance issued over the weekend after months of complaints from Tehran clarifies that non-U.S. banks can do business with Iran in U.S. dollars, provided those transactions don’t pass through financial …

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Report Cites Child Marriage For Girls As Major Problem

RFL/RE – A new report using UN statistics estimates there are about 700 million girls around the world who were forced to get married before the age of 18. The Save the Children report — issued on October 11 to mark International Day Of The Girl Child — said a girl under 15 is forced into marriage every seven seconds …

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Iran Asks UN To Arrange Medical Airlift For Victims Of Yemen Funeral Attack

RFL/RE – Iran’s foreign minister has asked United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to use his “good offices” to arrange for an Iranian aircraft to evacuate victims of an attack over the weekend that killed 140 people at a funeral in Yemen. Mohammad Javad Zarif said he was shocked at the “tragic and horrific air strikes” by the Saudi-led coalition fighting …

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Why Iran’s central bank can’t control money markets

Al-monitor  — On Sept. 28, the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) announced a plan that would urge commercial banks as well as credit and finance institutions to keep deposits under a specific level or face disciplinary measures. This is the second step taken by the monetary regulator in less than a year to ensure that financial resources are not blocked …

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Former Political Prisoner Transported from Workplace to Prison Without Summons

Iranhumanrights.org – Former political prisoner Navid Kamran has been transported to Evin Prison in Tehran to begin serving a one-year prison sentence for “propaganda against the state” without a summons, an informed source told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. Kamran previously told the Campaign that he had been convicted on recycled charges. “Navid was picked up by two court …

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Iran’s RighTel confirms roaming deal with AT&T

PayvandNews – A major Iranian telecommunications operator has confirmed that it has an international roaming service deal with America’s AT&T. Majid Sadri, the managing director of RighTel, was quoted by Iranian media as saying that his company has already been able to establish roaming services with 123 operators in 87 countries. They, as the company says on its website, include the US. …

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Iran seeks stronger China ties after nuclear deal

PayvandNews – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday that Iran is willing to use the opportunities created after the nuclear deal to expand ties with China. During a meeting with Vice President of China Li Yuanchao in Bangkok, Rouhani highlighted the importance of expanding banking relations between the two countries. Pointing to the crises in the Middle East region, …

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Iran, Germany to cooperate on Zayanderud river restoration

PayvandNews  – Deputy energy minister announced that Iran and Germany have reached agreement over saving Zayanderud river. A fresh round of talks between Iran and Germany over water and power industries kicked off in Tehran upon arrival of a delegation of Germany’s Federal Ministry of Education and Research headed by State Secretary Georg Schutte and attended by President of German …

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