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Monthly Archives: May 2017

The Forensics Voted on Ayatollah Nekounam’s Inability to Endure Imprisonment

HRANA News Agency – Forensics has voted for the third time on Ayatollah Mohammad Reza Nekounam’s inability to endure the imprisonment. Despite that vote, this patient prisoner remained in Saheli prison.  Denial of medical leave for Mr. Nekounam is while he has been, recently, transferred to prison’s infirmary. According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran …

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Mohammad Nazari; 23 Years of Imprisonment Without Proper Medical Treatment

HRANA News Agency – Mohammad Nazari, ill political prisoner in Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj, who has spent nearly 23 years of his life in prison, despite prison doctors’ request, faces opposition from the judiciary to send him to the hospital. On the other hand, during the last few days, this prisoner’s request for parole was refused. According to the …

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Abdulkarim Shah Bakhsh; 8 Years of Torture and Harassment in Prisons

HRANA News Agency – Abdulkarim Shah Bakhsh, 55, Baluch Sunni political prisoner, after eight years of imprisonment in exile in the Central Prison of Ardabil, is held without leave and medical treatment for the diseases such as; “asthma, swelling and scarring of the lungs” with coughing up blood. In his referring to the prison clinic, he was told that he …

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Senate Panel Backs New Sanctions on Iran

VOA -A Senate panel has overwhelmingly approved new U.S. sanctions targeting Iran’s support for international terrorism and its ballistic missile program, the first move to punish Tehran since a landmark nuclear accord went into effect.

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Iran: Women Face Bias in the Workplace

HRW  – Laws and policies that discriminate against women interfere with Iranian women’s right to work, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Women confront an array of restrictions, such as on their ability to travel, prohibitions on entering certain jobs, and an absence of basic legal protections. The 59-page report, “‘It’s a Men’s Club’: Discrimination Against Women in Iran’s …

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U.S. Treasury Eyes More Sanctions On Iran, Reviews Aircraft Sales

RFL/RE – The U.S. Treasury chief told Congress on May 24 that he is looking for ways to increase sanctions on Iran, including by reviewing licenses the Treasury previously granted to Boeing and Airbus to sell aircraft to Iran. “We will use everything within our power to put additional sanctions on Iran, Syria, and North Korea to protect American lives,” …

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Iran Claims Third Underground Missile Production Site Built

VOA  — An Iranian semi-official news agency says the country’s powerful Revolutionary Guard has built a third underground facility designated to produce ballistic missiles. The semi-official Fars news agency on Thursday quoted the chief of paramilitary’s airspace division, Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh, as saying the force will “continue to develop our missile capacity” and that U.S. concerns over the country’s …

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Iran: Juvenile Offender Hanged

IRAN HUMAN RIGHTS –  A juvenile offender was hanged in the Central Prison of Karaj yesterday morning. The prisoner who is identified by a state run website as Asghar, was charged with a murder 30 years ago. At that time Asghar was 16 years old. According to the Iranian news website Namnak, Asghar had managed to escape 1,5 years after …

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Newly Reelected Rouhani Abandons Promise to End Six-Year House Arrest of Opposition Leaders

CHRI – In his first press conference after being declared the winner of Iran’s May 19, 2017 election, President Hassan Rouhani refused to commit to ending the more than six-year extrajudicial house arrests of three opposition leaders—a pledge he made during his first presidential campaign. Asked what he would do to free opposition leaders Mehdi Karroubi, Mir Hosseini Mousavi and Zahra Rahnavard, who have been detained for more …

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Why Iran wants ‘de-escalation’ zones in Syria

Al-monitor – The latest round of Syria peace talks in Astana concluded May 4 with Russia, Iran and Turkey — the three guarantors of the cease-fire — agreeing on a plan to establish “de-escalation zones” in Syria. The initiative, which was first put forward by Moscow with the declared aim of securing the fragile truce and making it easier to concentrate on …

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