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Monthly Archives: November 2016

Model Arrested, Bare Protester Condemned, Prosecutor Says

Radiozmaneh – A foreign model who had traveled to Iran to undergo plastic surgery has been arrested, Tehran Prosecutor Mahmoud Jafari Dowlatabadi announced. In a meeting last week with his deputies Dowlatabadi said the judiciary has opened a case and is investigating media reports abroad that foreign actors and models are travelling to Iran for the purposes of cosmetic surgery. …

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Saeed Mortazavi and Zahra Kazemi’s Unresolved File

Radiozmaneh – There are currently five open cases against Tehran’s Former Prosecutor Saeed Mortazavi; however, after 14 years he has still not been charged for the death of Zahra Kazemi, the Iranian-Canadian photojournalist who died while in custody as a result of his treatment by the prison authorities. Stephan Hachemi, Zahra Kazemi’s son hold his mother identification card The charges …

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Political Prisoner With Suspended Sentence Remains Detained While Same Judge Reviews Case

Iranhumanrights.org – Iran’s Supreme Court has suspended the 15-year prison sentence of ailing political prisoner Hadi Ghaemi and referred it to the Appeals Court, but the 67-year-old will not be released despite posting bail while the same judge who sentenced him reviews his case. Ghaemi’s son Yousef Ghaemi told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that his father’s …

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Iran: Spurious charges for human rights defender: Mansoureh Behkish

Amnesty – Iranian human rights defender Mansoureh Behkish is facing trumped-up national security charges for peacefully defending the right to truth and justice concerning the mass killings of political prisoners, including her siblings and brother-in-law, during the 1980s in Iran. If imprisoned, she would be a prisoner of conscience. View report in English https://www.amnesty.org/download/Documents/MDE1352072016ENGLISH.pdf

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Gold cup tells of rich Persian craftsmanship in Iron Age

PayvandNews – This exquisite Persian (Iranian) artwork which dates back to the early 1st millennium BC boldly reveals the skills accomplished Persian goldsmiths possessed during the Iron Age II. The artwork is being kept at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Cup with a frieze of gazelles The information provided by the museum about this artwork: Period: Iron …

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Iran’s Inflation Rate Drops To 7.5%

PayvandNews – Iran’s inflation rate for the 12-month period ended in the last day of the eight Iranian calendar month of Aban (November 20) hit 7.5 percent, the Statistical Center of Iran reported. The figure shows a 0.4 percent drop compared to the 12-month period ended in the seventh calendar month (October 21). cartoon by Hassan Karimzadeh, Shargh daily Meanwhile, …

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Iran Threatens Retaliation if US Extends Sanctions

VOA – Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, threatened Wednesday to retaliate against the United States if it renewed economic sanctions against his country for another 10 years. Khamenei did not specify what he would do, but he said in a televised speech that the U.S. “should be aware that the Islamic Republic of Iran will not stand by idly.” …

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Are Iranian Fighter Deaths Soaring in Syria?

VOA – Analysts and experts are expressing skepticism after an Iranian official said this week that more than 1,000 soldiers deployed by Iran have been killed since 2012 while aiding the Syrian regime in its civil war. Mohammadali Shahidi Mahallati, head of Iran’s Foundation of Martyrs and Veterans’ Affairs, did not elaborate on comments to the state-controlled Tasnim News Agency …

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U.S. Issues License For Sale Of More Than 100 Commercial Planes To Iran

RFL/RE – The United States has issued a second license to France’s Airbus to sell more than 100 commercial planes to Iran. Airbus in September received a license to sell 17 planes to Tehran. Officials said that the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control on November 21 gave the French manufacturer permission to sell 106 more planes to …

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More Than 1,000 Iranian Fighters Killed In Syrian Conflict

RFL/RE – More than 1,000 Iranian fighters have been killed in the war in Syria, the head of Iran’s Foundation of Martyrs said on November 22. “Now the number of Iran’s martyrs as defenders of shrines has exceeded 1,000,” Mohammadali Shahidi Mahallati, head of the Foundation of Martyrs, which supports the relatives of those killed fighting for Iran, was quoted …

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