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Monthly Archives: April 2017

High Speed Internet and Fiber Optic Networks Around Iran

techrasa.com -Iran’s Ministry of Information and Communications Technology is determined to extend fiber optic networks to households and businesses around the country. Over 95% of the villages around the country are also getting access to high speed internet. Fiber optic networks have become a standard and reliable solution for internet connectivity in the recent years. Although the implementation of this …

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Iran elections: The West must stand with Iranians against their abusive regime

ibtimes – The regime in Iran is among the worst human rights abusers in the world. By Tahar Boumedra Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has been asked by human rights groups to reconsider his regime’s stance on executions as a form of punishmentHandout via Reuters The world is watching on as Iran plans to hold its presidential elections in less than …

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Iran social media activists held on ‘security’ charges

Al-Arabia – Iranian social media activists arrested ahead of next month’s presidential elections are being held on security and obscenity charges, the judiciary said Wednesday. “Some of these people have been arrested on national security charges and some… for committing crimes against public decency and publishing obscene content,” deputy judiciary chief Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejeie told the Mizan Online news agency. …

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Iran: Prisoner with Mental Illness Executed on Murder Charges

Iran Human Rights – A prisoner who reportedly suffered from a mental illness was hanged at Tabriz Central Prison on murder charges. According to the human rights news agency HRANA, the execution was carried out on the morning of Wednesday April 12. The prisoner, 27-year-old Rahman Hosseinpour, who was held in the “psychotherapy ward” of the prison, was reportedly transferred …

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Rights Activist Atena Daemi Hunger Strikes Against IRGC-Related Additional Sentence

Iranhumanrights.org – Imprisoned civil rights advocate Atena Daemi has started a wet hunger strike to protest new sentences issued against her and her two sisters for allegedly insulting agents of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards. “I would rather die than be a slave to tyranny,” she wrote in a letter to judicial authorities, a copy of which was received by the Center …

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Political Prisoner Narges Mohammadi Offered Furlough in Exchange for Silence

Iranhumanrights.org – Mohammadi: Imprisonment Makes Me More “Determined” Imprisoned human rights defender Narges Mohammadi has been offered temporary release if she promises to be silent about her unjust sentence, her husband told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI). “The authorities have told Narges that they would grant her furlough on the condition that she not talk to or …

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Ahmadinejad is running for president in Iran … again

Al-monitor – Iran’s former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad surprised everyone April 12 by registering to run in the May 19 presidential election, a move that could be interpreted as directly defying Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who had publicly “advised” him last autumn not to run in the race. AUTHOR Rohollah Faghihi When it comes to politics, Ahmadinejad is a clever …

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Will US missile strike shift Iran-Russia partnership in Syria?

Al-monitor  — In a move that surprised many observers as well as politicians around the world, US President Donald Trump ordered a targeted missile attack against a Syrian air base on April 6. The strike, which the United States said was in retaliation for the April 4 chemical attack in Khan Sheikhoun, marked a shift from former President Barack Obama’s policy of restraint toward …

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PHOTOS: The Ancient Samen Underground City In Western Iran

PayvandNews – A two-millennia-old subterranean city has been unearthed in Samen, Hamedan Province, after more than a decade of excavations. see map of Samen The city, located 400 km west of Tehran, provisionally dubbed the Underground City of Samen, is “under the modern city of Samen,” said Ali Khaksar, the head of the provincial office of Iran’s Culturally Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism …

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EU Prolongs Sanctions On Iran Over Rights Violations

RFL/RE – The European Union says it has prolonged sanctions against Iran over its human rights record for another year. The European Council of member states said in an April 11 statement that the sanctions were extended until April 2018 in response “to serious human rights violations in Iran.” The restrictive measures include a travel ban and an asset freeze against 82 …

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