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Monthly Archives: March 2017

Northwestern Iran: Four Prisoners Hanged on Drug Charges

Iran Human Rights –  Four prisoners were reportedly hanged at Darya, Urmia’s central prison (West Azerbaijan province, northwestern Iran), on drug related charges. According to the human rights news agency, HRANA, the executions were carried out on Tuesday March 14. The prisoners have been identified as Chengiz Badozadeh, Akram Hassanpour, Vahed Hamedi, and Kiumars Freydan (also known as Delawar). According …

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Southern Iran: Four Prisoners Hanged on Drug Charges

Iran Human Rights –  Three prisoners at Zahedan Central Prison and a prisoner at Chabahar Prison were hanged on drug related charges. Both prisons are located in Iran’s Sistan & Baluchestan province (southern Iran). THREE PRISONERS HANGED According to the Baloch Activists Campaign, three prisoners were hanged at Zahedan Central Prison on Sunday March 12 on drug related charges. The …

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Memo to Tech and Social Media Companies: Allow Iranians Access to Online Tools

Iranhumanrights.org  —Major technology and social media companies should stop barring Iranians from buying or accessing personal communications tools and services that are not banned by any sanctions, and make immediately available to Iranians the full range of permissible items, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) and ASL19 said in a joint statement today. Firms such as Apple, Twitter, …

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Dual National Speaks of Yearning for Family and Disillusionment with Iran in Letter Prison

Iranhumanrights.org – Iranian-British citizen Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, imprisoned in Iran since April 2016, has written a letter to her UK-based husband about the pain of being separated from their infant daughter, Gabriella “Gisoo” Ratcliffe, and disillusionment with her birth country of Iran. “I turned 38 without you by my side and you turned 42 without me, while our dear Gisoo turned two-years-old without …

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Why dust storms still suffocate Iran’s Khuzestan province

Al-monitor – A massive influx of dust storms in recent weeks has once again paralyzed Iran’s southwestern province of Khuzestan. The province has been reeling from dust storms since the early 2000s, a problem which often leads to schools and government offices being closed, power, water and internet outages as well as residents being rushed to hospitals with respiratory complications. AUTHOR Zahra Alipour According …

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The real reason Ahmadinejad still covets media attention

Al-monitor – Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who in September was “advised” by the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, not to run in the May 19 presidential elections, has been writing letters and statements addressing US President Donald Trump and the Iranian government. In the face of opposition from the ruling establishment, Ahmadinejad is trying to maintain a presence on Iran’s political scene by attracting the …

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Iran trade with Russia grew largest in 2016: Envoy

PayvandNews – Iran’s trade with Russia saw the highest growth in 2016, says Iranian Ambassador Mohammad Sanai as the two countries are gearing up for President Hassan Rouhani’s imminent visit to Moscow.  “I believe this trend will be maintained in the next two or three years and bilateral trade volume will reach $10 billion,” Russia’s Rossiya Segodnya quoted him as …

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Teachers Hold Rallies Across Iran for Labor and Education Rights

Iranhumanrights.org – Teachers held rallies in several Iranian cities on March 9, 2017 demanding livable wages and improved educational resources for students. “The rallies were held in front of the Ministry of Education offices in provincial capitals in collaboration with several teachers’ organizations, and they included employed and retired teachers,” a member of the Iranian Teacher’s Trade Association told the …

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IRGC Violently Arrests Reformist Editor One Month After Release From Evin Prison

Iranhumanrights.org – Ehsan Mazandarani Starts Hunger Strike Reformist editor Ehsan Mazandarani was shocked with a Taser stun gun while being returned to Evin Prison in Tehran by agents of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps’ (IRGC) Intelligence Organization on March 11, 2017, less than a month after he was released. “Around noon an agent contacted him and said he wants to …

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Has Rouhani achieved his goals for Iranian economy?

Al-monitor – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s first term in office will come to an end in a few months, and it is time to evaluate his administration’s economic policies during the past four years. When Rouhani ran for president in 2013, he promised to inject new impetus into the Iranian economy, which was suffering from eight years of misguided populist …

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