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Monthly Archives: August 2017

Eight Prisoners Hanged in One Day in Iran’s Rajai Shahr Prison

Iran Human Rights  -Eight prisoners were hanged in one day in Rajai Shahr Prison while another prisone.  On Wednesday August 16, eight prisoners were reportedly hanged at Karaj’s Rajai Shahr Prison on murder charges. Another prisoner was reportedly transferred to solitary confinement in preparation for his execution. According to close sources, the names of five of the eight prisoners executed are: …

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IRAN: FURTHER INFORMATION: HARASSMENT OF DISSIDENT IRANIAN CLERIC MUST END: SEYED HOSSEIN KAZEMEINI BOROUJERDI

Amnesty – Dissident Iranian cleric Seyed Hossein Kazemeini Boroujerdi has faced continued intimidation and death threats by the Iranian authorities since his release from prison on 4 January. He is under 24 hour surveillance and has effectively been placed under house arrest. He is critically ill, and could be returned to prison at any time. View report in English: http://www.amnesty.org/download/Documents/MDE1369422017ENGLISH.pdf

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Iranians mock Rouhani over explanation for no female ministers

Al-monitor – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s reasoning for not appointing any female ministers to his Cabinet — as he had promised he would in the May presidential election — has prompted a backlash from his supporters. AUTHOR Al-Monitor Staff On Aug. 15, the moderate Rouhani defended his proposed list of ministers to members of parliament and tried to persuade them to vote in favor of his Cabinet. “I will tell all the ministers …

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Iranian return to hajj could help end Saudi deadlock

Al-monitor — For the first time in two years, Tehran has sent Iranian pilgrims to Saudi Arabia for the annual hajj pilgrimage. Although this can be considered a positive step toward reducing tension between the two sides, it is naive to think that developments such as this will solve the existing problems between Tehran and Riyadh. AUTHOR Saeid Jafari Iran’s decision to end …

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IRAN: Six Inmates at Rajaee Shahr Prison Punished With Solitary Confinement For Going on Hunger Strike

CHRI –Prisoners Protest Transfer to High-Security Ward Without Medicine or Clothes Rajaee Shahr Prison in Karaj. More than 50 political prisoners in Rajaee Shahr Prison are in severe distress, with at least six on hunger strike in solitary confinement, after they were moved en masse to a high-security ward without any of their clothes or medicine. “This is the same ward where about 20 …

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Iranian Soccer Body Says Star Players Not Banned for Playing Against Israeli Team

CHRI – NO Decision” Ruling Issued Following Social Media Public Outcry After days of public outcry over an Iranian official’s declaration that two national soccer players were banned from the national team for playing against an Israeli team, Iran’s soccer federation announced it has made no official decision. Banning the players, who played against the Israeli team while employed by the national …

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Moscow Voices Hope Iran Won’t Quit Nuclear Deal

RFL/RE – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said that Moscow hopes Iran will not quit the agreement reached in 2015 with world powers to curb its nuclear work in return for the lifting of most economic sanctions. Lavrov spoke on August 16 after Iranian President Hassan Rohani’s warning the previous day that Tehran could abandon the deal “within hours” if …

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Turkey, Iran Voice Opposition To Kurdish Independence Vote In Rare Visit

RFL/RE – Turkey and Iran have voiced strong opposition to a referendum on Kurdish independence scheduled next month in neighboring Iraq during a rare visit to Ankara by Tehran’s army chief of staff on August 16. Turkish media said it was the first such visit since Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution. “There have been no such visits between the two countries for …

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Iran chief of staff in Turkey for talks on Syria, Iraq

Al-Arabia – Iran’s chief of staff arrived in Ankara Tuesday for “unprecedented” talks with Turkey’s leadership reportedly aimed at narrowing differences on the Syria crisis and coordinating policy on Iraq. General Mohammad Hossein Bagheri is due to meet Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during his three-day visit. He kicked off the visit by meeting his Turkish counterpart …

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