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Monthly Archives: April 2017

Five Iranian Baha’is Arrested in Isfahan Without Warrant on Unknown Charges

Iranhumanrights.org – Five Baha’is were arrested at their homes in the city of Isfahan on March 28, 2017, Simin Fahandej, the faith’s spokesperson at the United Nations in Geneva confirmed to the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI). The agents, who did not identify themselves or show a warrant, searched the homes of Ehsan Eshtiagh, Enayat Naimi, Farzad Homayouni, …

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Why Iran-Iraq War is still a minefield for artists

Al-monitor – The second longest war in the 20th century began on Sept. 22, 1980, when forces led by former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein invaded Iran. The conflict ended eight years later, in 1988, with the adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 598, which called for a cease-fire. Iran’s then Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini famously described approval of the decision as …

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35th Fajr Film Festival in Tehran: 140 films from 58 countries, 350 guests from 66 countries

PayvandNews -The 35th edition of Fajr International Film Festival will take place from 21 to 28 April in Tehran, screening 140 film titles from 58 countries. 35th Fajr Internatioanl Film Festival (FIFF) Well over 350 guests from 66 countries will attend the 35th Fajr Internatioanl Film Festival (FIFF) in Tehran.  Speaking to reporters, the festival spokesperson Alireza Shojanouri said there will be …

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IOPHR – Today the European Parliament issued a statement calling for an “urgent action” and for the Islamic Republic of Iran to immediately release Hengameh Shahidi, a journalist, women’s rights activist and the Advisor to Sheikh Hojjatoleslam Mehdi Karroubi in the women’s Affairs. Ms Shahidi was illegally arrested and imprisoned on the 10th March by the Iranian security forces. To …

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Haley: Assad a ‘war criminal’ protected by Russia, Iran

FOX – U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has branded Syrian president Bashar al-Assad as “a war criminal,’ who has been protected by Russia and Iran in the Security Council for far too long. She told Fox News the Trump administration hopes Assad will be brought to justice for the overwhelming humanitarian crisis and continued carnage that has …

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Iran, Fighting to the Last Afghan

commentarymagazine -During the Cold War, both the Soviet Union and Cuba regularly used foreign proxies to fight their battles. When Radek Sikorski became Poland’s Defense Minister in 2005, he exposed how the Soviet Union’s classified war plans against NATO included using nuclear weapons against West Germany and then sending Polish soldiers to march across the radioactive battlefields. Cuban soldiers meanwhile …

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Boeing Co. says it signed new $3B deal with Iranian airline

Tusatoday – Boeing Co. said on Tuesday it has signed a new, $3 billion deal with Iran’s Aseman Airlines to supply 30 737 MAX aircraft to the carrier, the first major sale by a U.S. company to the Islamic Republic under new President Donald Trump. The new agreement comes on top of the $16.6 billion sale Boeing previously made in …

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Iranian-American Sentenced To 18 Years For Espionage Released On Bail

RFL/RE – A dual Iranian-American citizen sentenced to 18 years in prison for insulting the Islamic republic and engaging in espionage for the United States has been released on bail, two U.S. human rights groups said. Robin Shahini was freed from prison in recent days on bail of 2 billion rials ($62,000), according to the Center for Human Rights in Iran …

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Despite nuclear deal, EU firms still cautious on Iran

IOPHR – Since the signing and implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), European businesses have shown great interest in re-entering Iran. Trade between Iran and the EU has already notably picked up. Last year, European exports to Iran amounted to 8.3 billion euros ($8.9 billion), approximately 28% higher than the year before. Meanwhile, European imports grew by some 345%, …

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Iran’s conservatives still undecided on presidential candidate

Al-monitor – Iranian officials announced that registration for the May 19 presidential election will start April 11. AUTHOR Rohollah Faghihi Ali Asghar Ahmadi, the head of the election center at Iran’s Interior Ministry, stated April 3 that the presidential candidates will have the opportunity to register for the election from April 11-15. Soon after the end of registration, the Guardian Council, which is tasked with vetting …

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