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Monthly Archives: October 2016

Iranian authorities dragged a writer to prison for writing an unpublished story

Radiozamaneh – On 24 October 2016, Iranian intelligence authorities broke the apartment door of writer and human rights activist Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee, raided her apartment and took her by force to serve a 6 year prison sentence for writing a story on stoning women in Islam, that was never published. Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee 35 years old, is the wife of …

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Iran, EU to Hold Comprehensive Talks in December

Tasnim – Iran and the European Union will hold a comprehensive round of negotiations in Brussels in December, Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman announced Monday, saying the talks will include human rights issues, among other topics. Speaking at a press conference in Tehran on Monday, Bahram Qassemi said Iran will be represented at the level of deputy foreign ministers in the …

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Authorities Conceal Location of Imprisoned Hunger-Striking Spiritual Thinker After He Slips Into a Coma

Iranhumanrights.org – After three weeks on hunger strike, imprisoned spiritual thinker Mohammad Ali Taheri went into a coma and underwent emergency medical treatment on October 18, 2016, but the authorities are not revealing his location, his sister told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. “Attorney Mahmoud Alizadeh Tabatabaee told my brother’s wife on Wednesday (October 19) that [Mohammad Ali Taheri] …

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Iran’s Parliament Passes ‘Clean Air’ Bill

PayvandNews – Iran’s parliament (Majlis) on Wednesday approved clean air bill which could greatly help deal with sources of pollution in the country once in comes into force. The bill will be discussed in detail later this week, IRIB reported. ! The chief of Department of Environment, Masoumeh Ebtekar, explained that the bill has been modified with the help of …

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Iran’s President Criticizes US Presidential Candidates

VOA – Several leaders around the world have taken the liberty to pass judgement about the presidential election in the United States. Iran’s president is the latest. Speaking Sunday in a televised speech in the city of Ark, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said he had no preference in the U.S. election and the choice offered to American citizens was between …

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Does Rouhani want to scrap Iran’s 5-year development plans?

Al-monitor — Two weeks after Iranian President Hassan Rouhani ordered government bodies to prepare their annual budget plans for the fiscal year starting March 21, 2017, senior member of parliament Gholam Reza Kateb urged the Cabinet to submit the national budget bill before the Dec. 5 deadline so that lawmakers will have enough time to review it, the Young Journalists …

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Ayatollah Montazeri’s Son Legally Defends Releasing Audio File of Father Denouncing 1988 Mass Execution of Prisoners

Iranhumanrights.org – Ahmad Montazeri said in court that the Islamic Republic should publicly investigate the issue. Ahmad Montazeri, the son of late Grand Ayatollah Hosseinali Montazeri—the once successor to Iran’s first supreme leader—has been charged with “acting against national security” and “revealing state secrets” for publishing an audio recording of his father denouncing the Islamic Republic’s mass execution of prisoners …

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Wife Of Iranian-Austrian Jailed In Iran Proclaims His Innocence

PayvandNews – The wife of an Iranian-Austrian man sentenced recently by an Iranian court to 10 years in prison on spying charges has told RFE/RL’s Radio Farda that her husband is a “simple businessman” unjustly imprisoned. Iranian-Austrian businessman Kamran Ghaderi (file photo) Harika Ghaderi’s husband, businessman Kamran Ghaderi, was initially detained in Tehran in January but his conviction and sentence …

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Baku wants Iran to develop power plants in Azerbaijan

PayvandNews – Azerbaijan has called on Iran to expedite the implementation of a plan which envisages the joint construction of power plants by the two countries. Etibar Pirverdiyev, the head of Azerenergy JSC which is the largest electrical power producer in Azerbaijan, said the joint construction of new power plants by Azerbaijan and Iran will enhance energy stability and export …

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HRANA News Agency – Siamak Sadri, Farhad Eghbali, Farhad Fahandexh, Farahmand Sanaei, Foad Fahandexh, Payam Markazi, Kamal Kashani and Korosh Ziyari, 8 Bahais were arrested in 2012, and tried in branch umber 28 of the revolutionary court by judge Moghiseh and received sentences between 5 to 10 years in prison. 7 of these prisoners are serving their 5th, and one …

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