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Monthly Archives: October 2016

Iran’s President Tells Venezuela Oil Prices Must Rise

VOA – Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani told his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro in a phone call that it was essential for oil-producing countries to decide to raise the price of oil and stabilize the market, Iranian state news agency IRNA said. Iran and Venezuela are members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), which agreed at an informal …

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US Journalist Sues Iran, Says He Was Tortured

VOA – A U.S. journalist who was jailed in Iran for 18 months has filed a federal lawsuit against the Iranian government, claiming he was taken hostage and tortured in an attempt to extract concessions from the U.S. government. Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian said in the suit that he was targeted for arrest so Iran could gain negotiating leverage …

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Iran Judiciary Chief Statement Sparks Fears of New Wave of Mass Executions of Drug Offenders in Iran

Iran Human Rights – In stark contradiction to recent remarks by judicial officials, Iran’s Judiciary Chief has declared that executions are a deterrent against drugs and has called on the quick implementation of drug-related death sentences. Iran’s head of Judiciary, Sadegh Amoli Larijani, recently said that the Judiciary has no plans to abolish the death penalty and called on Iranian judicial …

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Prisoner Arrested Two Weeks Ago Executed in Public

Iran Human Rights – A man was hanged in public in the Razavi Khorasan province (northeastern Iran) on Friday September 30. A crowd of people reportedly watched the execution. A prisoner who was arrested about two weeks ago on murder and rape charges was hanged in public in the city of Neyshabur. According to the Iranian state-run news agency, Mehr, the …

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Iran has sold 32 tons of heavy water to US: Nuclear Chief

PayvandNews – The head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) says the Islamic Republic has sold 32 tons of heavy water to the United States and delivered 38 tons of the nuclear substance to Russia. “European firms, including German and French ones, seek to purchase Iran’s heavy water and we have expressed our readiness in this regard,” Ali Akbar Salehi told …

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‘Kasco’ by Iranian director Mojtaba Ghasemi receives award at Statesville’s Full Bloom Film Festival

PayvandNews – Iranian film ‘Kasco’ by Mojtaba Ghasemi has won the Best Short Narrative award at Full Bloom Film Festival (FBFF) 2016 in the US. The movie received the award on September 24 in competition with 55 other short films at the Short Narrative Films section of the festival. ‘Kasco’ directed by Mojtaba Ghasemi Ghasemi’s production tells the story of Gholam Eshghi, known as KASCO, …

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Tataloo: the regular arrest of cursed celebrities in Iran

Radiozamaneh – Amir Tataloo, Iranian musician is till in jail after his second arrest on 23 Aug 2016 by Islamic Republic authorities without any clear announcements regarding the charges against him. by: Rouzbeh Hamid Sources linked to Tataloo have reported in their social media posts that the charge against him is “spreading corruption and indecency”. The reports add that he …

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Iran Touts New Combat Drone 5 Years After Capturing US Prototype

VOA – Iranian news reports say Tehran has built a new aerial attack drone similar to a U.S. military aerial vehicle captured five years ago after it entered Iranian airspace from the country’s eastern border with Afghanistan. The semiofficial Tasnim news agency said the “Saeqeh” (“Thunderbolt”) long-range drone is capable of hitting four targets with smart bombs with what it …

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U.S., EU Call On Iran To Free Jailed Death Penalty Activist

RFL/RE – The United States and European Union on September 30 called on Iran to free Narges Mohammadi, a journalist and activist whose 16-year prison sentence was recently upheld by Iranian courts. Mohammadi was arrested last year after launching a campaign to end the death penalty in Iran. She was sentenced to 16 years in prison in May for founding …

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