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Monthly Archives: July 2017

Knife Attacker Shot Dead At Tehran Subway Station

PayvandNews – Police in Tehran have shot dead a man who attacked a cleric and other people with a knife at a subway station, Iran’s state media reported. Hadi Tamhidi, deputy governor of the Shar-e Rey district in south Tehran, said the unidentified man attacked the clergyman with a knife after a dispute and injured another man. Reports said that the …

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Iran’s Judiciary Detains President’s Brother In Corruption Case

RFL/RE – Iranian President Hassan Rohani’s younger brother, Hossein Fereidoun, has been arrested on unspecified financial crimes charges and an American citizen has been sentenced to a decade behind bars for “infiltrating” the country. In announcing both cases during a regular press briefing with local journalists on July 16, judiciary spokesman Gholamhosein Mohseni Ejei said Fereidoun, a senior diplomat who …

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Iran Says U.S. Dual National Jailed For 10 Years On Spying Charges

An Iranian court has sentenced a U.S. dual national for 10 years in prison on spying charges, a judiciary spokesman said without disclosing the person’s name or giving details on when the sentence was passed. “This person, who was gathering information and was directly guided by America, was sentenced to 10 years in prison, but the sentence can be appealed,” …

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Iranian Leaders Among Those Mourning Death Of Famed Mathematician

RFL/RE – Iranian leaders were among those mourning the loss of Maryam Mirzakhani, the Iranian-born Stanford University professor and only woman to win the most prestigious international mathematical prize.   Iranian President Hassan Rohani and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on July 15 praised Mirzakhani, who died earlier in the day at age 40 after a long battle with cancer. …

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Trump Administration Expected To Certify Iran Still Complying With Nuclear Deal

RFL/RE – U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration is expected to certify next week that Iran is still adhering to its nuclear agreement with world powers, despite Trump’s criticism of the deal, U.S. media report. The State Department is required to notify Congress by July 17 whether Iran continues to comply with the 2015 deal, which requires Tehran to curb its nuclear …

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Lack of Water in Khorin Prison in Varamin

HRANA News Agency – Since about a month ago the hot water and from one week ago, the cold water in Khorin prison in Varamin have been cut off. These have caused hygiene and health problems because prisoners do not have water to take a shower. On the other hand, prisoners are forced to buy drinking water from the prison shop …

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Iran: Man Hanged at Zahedan Prison

Iran Human Rights -A prisoner was reportedly hanged at Zahedan Central Prison on unknown charges. On Wednesday July 12, a prisoner was reportedly hanged at Zahedan Central Prison on unknown charges. The Baluch Activists Campaign has identified the prisoner as Mohammad Shahnavazi. Iranian official sources, including the Judiciary and the state-run media, have not announced this execution. In the past …

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Amnesty – Four men from Iran’s Kurdish minority have been subjected to enforced disappearance since their arrests on 23 and 24 June. The authorities have refused to provide any information to their families about their fate or whereabouts. The men, who are all related, are at risk of extrajudicial execution, torture and other human rights violations. Follow link to read the …

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