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Monthly Archives: March 2017

Pence: Trump Administration ‘Has Put Iran on Notice’

VOA – U.S. Vice President Mike Pence says the Trump administration “has put Iran on notice,” and will not tolerate Iranian efforts to “destabilize the region and jeopardize Israel’s security.” His comments Sunday night in Washington came at the opening of the three-day annual policy conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). View image on Twitter View image …

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Gender Justice: Equality vs Difference

Radiozamaneh – On 20th of March, the Iranian Supreme Leader condemned and criticized the notion of “Gender Justice” in his annual Iranian New Year’s speech – just a day before this speech, the Presidential Deputy on Women and Family Affairs emphasized that the current government is seeking “Gender Justice”. In this article, the notion of Gender Justice and its relation …

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Iran To Sanction 15 U.S. Companies For Israel Ties

RFL/RE – Iran said it will impose sanctions on 15 American companies over their alleged support for Israel and “its terrorist actions,” state news agency IRNA reported on March 26. The decision, which is largely symbolic because the firms do not do business with Iran, comes two days after Washington announced sanctions against groups and individuals that it accuses of …

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Iran Denies It Harassed U.S. Warship Flotilla In Gulf

RFL/RE – Iran has denied claims by the United States that Iranian fast-attack boats were “harassing” warships in the strategic Strait of Hormuz. Iranian state news agency IRNA on March 25 quoted Brigadier General Masoud Jazayeri, deputy chief of staff of Iran’s armed forces, as saying U.S. claims were based on false reports or “other intentions.” He said Washington would …

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Young Man Facing Death for Insulting Islam Online Tricked into Signing Confession

Iranhumanrights.org – Sina Dehghan, sentenced to death for “insulting the prophet” of Islam when he was 19-years-old, was tricked into signing his confession, an informed source told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI). Despite the severity of the charge, a court-appointed attorney who failed to defend him properly represented him during his trial, added the source, who requested …

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Baha’is Imprisoned in Iran for Religious Beliefs Singled Out for Cruel Treatment

Iranhumanrights.org – A member of Iran’s perseacuted Baha’i faith has expressed serious concerns about two imprisoned ailing family members who are being denied early release despite being legally eligible. Jamaloddin Khanjani The Intelligence Ministry is refusing to send Jamaloddin Khanjani, an elderly former Baha’i community leader who has spent more than nine years in prison, to the hospital for long-term …

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U.S. Senators From Both Parties Sponsor Bill Tightening Iran Sanctions

RFL/RE – U.S. senators from both major political parties introduced legislation on March 23 to tighten sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missile launches and other non-nuclear military activities. Authored by leaders of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and co-sponsored by seven senators each from the Republican and Democratic parties, the bill mirrors the harder line against Tehran taken by …

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Iran’s President To Meet Putin During March 27-28 Moscow Visit

RFL/RE – The Kremlin says Iranian President Hassan Rohani will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a March 27-28 visit to Moscow. Putin’s press service announced the visit in a March 23 statement. It said Putin and Rohani would hold talks on March 28, paying “special attention” to trade ties and investments. They will discuss “implementation of major joint …

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Marjan Davari Sentenced to Death and Transferred to Garchak Prison

HRANA News Agency – A 50-year-old researcher and translator has been sentenced to death in late January. She was transferred from women’s ward in Evin to Rey prison (Gharchak of Varamin) at the same time. One of the charges against Ms. Davari is membership in Eckankar. This verdict has recently submitted to her. According to the report of Human Rights …

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MPs Demand Answers from Rouhani on Increasing Arrests Ahead of Elections

Iranhumanrights.org – President Hassan Rouhani has yet to respond to a letter from four reformist members of Parliament demanding an explanation for the spate of arrests of activists and journalists ahead of the May 2017 presidential election. “Foremost we expect your excellency to resolve this problem, but if no action is taken, we will invite the four ministers involved, namely …

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