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Monthly Archives: June 2017

Saeid Rezai Faces Health Problems in Rajai Shahr Prison

HRANA News Agency – Saeid Rezai, one of the seven former directors of Baha’i community of Iran, imprisoned in Rajai Shahr prison, in Karaj, is on the eve of the tenth year of imprisonment without leave. Despite approval by the specialist doctor in prison and the forensic doctor to have an arthroscopy and necessary period of rehabilitation after surgery, judicial officials …

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Ayatollah Nekounam in Critical Health Condition in Prison

HRANA News Agency – The general health condition of Ayatollah Nekounam, critic clergy who is imprisoned in Saheli prison of Qom, has deteriorated again. Despite facing pain in kidney, eye sore that is the result of kidney infection and rise of blood sugar, authorities are preventing him from being transferred to prison clinic. According to the report of Human Rights Activists …

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Juvenile Offender Faces Execution in Iran

Iran Human Rights –  According to the Iranian state-run news agency, Rokna, a juvenile offender identified as Farshid, 22, is facing execution after he was sentenced to death at the age of 16 for the charge of murder. There is no information available at this time regarding where Farshid is detained. Farshid reportedly told the judge that he was a child …

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Reformist Politician: President Rouhani Must Stand Up to Supreme Leader Khamenei’s Hardline Policies

CHRI – Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s ongoing public criticism of President Hassan Rouhani is “rooted in the fact that the leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran does not recognize the people’s vote,” a reformist politician and former political prisoner told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI). “However, the state’s elected portion, with its massive popularity, should resist attempts …

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Rouhani faces unprecedented attack by Iranian hard-liners

Al-monitor – On June 23, Iranian hard-liners once again attacked moderate President Hassan Rouhani, but this time was different. A group of hard-liners approached the president and chanted harsh slogans while he was marching in the streets to mark International Quds Day. AUTHOR Rohollah Faghihi Every year, Iranians take to the streets on the last Friday of the month of Ramadan …

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Six metropolises, 289 cities in Iran facing water stress

PayvandNews – Six metropolises of Isfahan, Bushehr, Bandar Abbas, Shiraz, Kerman, and Mashhad and 289 other cities in Iran are currently troubled with water stress, deputy energy minister said on Friday. “The amount of water consumption is roughly equal to the amount of water stored in these cities,” IRNA news agency quoted Rahim Meydani as saying. Mentioning water storage level in …

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U.S. Seeks To Seize Property From Iranian Charity In Iran Sanctions Case

RFL/RE – U.S. attorneys offered closing arguments on June 26 in a case where the government is attempting to seize a Manhattan office tower from an Iranian charitable foundation because it allegedly violated U.S. sanctions. After a monthlong trial, the government argued that the Alavi Foundation, the building’s majority owner, knew its minority partner, Assa Corp, was a front for …

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Trump’s Temporary Ban On Visitors From Six Nations To Take Effect June 29

RFL/RE – The U.S. State Department said on June 26 that it will start carrying out President Donald Trump’s temporary ban on travelers from six predominantly Muslim countries 72 hours after it was partly reinstated by the Supreme Court. That means the measure will go into effect the morning of June 29. Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said the U.S. government …

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