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Monthly Archives: March 2017

Iranian Boats Block U.S., British Navy Ships In Strait of Hormuz

RFL/RE – A U.S. official has told Reuters that several fast-attack ships from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) came close to a U.S. Navy ship in the Strait of Hormuz, forcing it to change its course. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the Iranian boats on March 4 came within 600 meters of the U.S. Navy ship, …

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Report: Revised Trump Travel Order Expected To Be Signed

RFL/RE – U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to soon sign a revised executive order temporarily barring entry of people from certain Muslim-majority countries, U.S. news media are reporting. The Associated Press, citing a White House official, said that plans are on track for Trump to sign the order on March 6. Trump’s original order temporarily barred citizens of seven …

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Iran indicts nuclear negotiator, holds Iranian-American on fraud charges

Al-arabia – Iran has indicted a member of its nuclear negotiating team who was arrested last year on suspicion of spying, and detained an Iranian-American on charges of defrauding people under the guise of helping them emigrate, the Iranian judiciary said on Sunday. Several Iranian dual nationals from the United States, Britain, Austria, Canada and France have been detained in …

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Increasing Concern for Health of Jailed Rights Lawyer, Dissident Cleric in Iran

Radiozmaneh – Iranian human right lawyer, Abdolfattah Soltani, who has been languishing in jail over two thousand days, is in grave health condition. Abdolfattah Soltani Zahra Rabani Amlashi writes that “respect for human dignity is one of the fundamentals of the Islamic Republic constitution and this makes the government responsible for providing health and medical services for everyone.” An Amnesty …

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Netanyahu to Meet Putin, Says Iran Seeks Permanent Foothold in Syria

VOA – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he would meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Thursday to voice opposition to what the Israeli leader charged were Iran’s attempts to establish a permanent military foothold in Syria. “In the framework of a [future peace agreement] or without one, Iran is attempting to base itself permanently in Syria – either …

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Iran: Eight Prisoners in Imminent Danger of Execution

Iran Human Rights –  Eight death row prisoners in Iran are in imminent danger of execution after authorities transferred them to solitary confinement. Two prisoners are in imminent danger of execution in Ghezel Hesar Prison Alborz province, northern Iran According to close sources, on Saturday March 4, at least two death row prisoners in Ghezel Hesar Prison were transferred to …

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Iran: Seven Prisoners Hanged in One Day

Iran Human Rights –  At least seven prisoners were executed in Iran on Saturday March 4. Four prisoners, including two women, hanged at Rasht’s central prison, Lakan Gilan province, northern Iran According to close sources, on the morning of Saturday March 4, four prisoners, including two women, were hanged at Rasht’s central prison, Lakan. These four prisoners were reportedly transferred …

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Evin Prison Violating Iranian Law by Keeping Political Prisoners in Wards With Violent Offenders

Iranhumanrights,org – Some Prisoners Attacked With “Brass Knuckles and Knives” The authorities of Evin Prison in Tehran are violating Iranian law by refusing to move four political prisoners who have been attacked by other inmates to a ward for non-violent offenders, a source told the Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. Between January and March of 2017, filmmaker Keyvan Karimi, …

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IRAN: FURTHER INFORMATION: HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER BEING TORTURED IN EVIN: ARASH SADEGHI

Amnesty – Iranian prisoner of conscience and human rights defender Arash Sadeghi is being subjected to torture by Revolutionary Guard officials who are blocking his access to urgent medical care. He is suffering from respiratory problems and a stomach ulcer that has led to internal bleeding, abdominal pain and digestive complications. To view the report please follow the below link: …

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Iran’s President Rouhani welcomes Azerbaijan’s Aliyev, hails ties as ‘brotherly, strategic’

PayvandNews – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has hailed relations with neighboring Azerbaijan as “friendly, brotherly and strategic,” saying they share close views on regional issues. Tehran-Baku ties “have made considerable progress in the past three years,” Rouhani said at a joint news conference with his Azerbaijani counterpart Ilham Aliyev who arrived in Tehran Sunday for a one-day visit. Iran’s President …

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