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Monthly Archives: September 2017

Iran Revolutionary Guards’ commanders to support militias in the region

Al-Arabia – An Iranian military official revealed that the Revolutionary Guard has sent commanders and trainers to the battlefields to support its militias in the region as part of the military intervention of Tehran in the Arab countries. Brigadier Hamid Abadri, deputy Dean of the Imam Hussein University, which is specialized in preparing officers and commanders of the Revolutionary Guard, stated …

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US Military Readying a More Aggressive Approach Against Iran

VOA —The United States is looking to counter Iranian influence in the Middle East with a more aggressive approach in cyberspace “They operate almost entirely in what we refer to as the gray zone, that space between normal international competition and armed conflict,” the commander of U.S. Central Command, General Joseph Votel, said Wednesday in Washington, calling it “an area …

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Iran: Free Unjustly Held Journalists

HRW – Two Iranian journalists arrested in Tehran in August 2017 remain detained without formal charges, Human Rights Watch said today. The authorities should immediately release them or charge them with recognizable criminal offenses and ensure them fair trials. Sasan Aghaei, July 2017. © Private Authorities from the Judiciary Intelligence Agency arrested Sasan Aghaei, 34, deputy editor of the reformist daily …

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Rouhani’s Intelligence Ministry is Keeping Prominent Rights Lawyer Abdolfattah Soltani in Prison, Says Daughter

CHRI – Abdolfattah Soltani, who spent most of his legal career defending political prisoners before becoming one himself, continues to be denied parole and adequate medical treatment as he enters his seventh year in prison, his daughter told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI). “By law, my father should have been freed three years ago after serving a third …

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Imprisoned Teacher’s Rights Activist: I am Legally Entitled to a Public Trial

CHRI – An imprisoned teachers’ rights activist has been refusing food and water, pledging to continue his hunger strike until his 14-year combined prison sentence is reviewed in a public trial. Mahmoud Beheshti-Langroudi, the former spokesman for the Iranian Teachers’ Trade Association (ITTA), was taken to Evin Prison in Tehran on September 12, 2017, to serve the sentences that were issued …

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Iranian Labor Activist Peacefully Rejects New Prison Sentence

CHRI – Labor activist Ali Nejati is refusing to serve a six-month prison sentence for engaging in lawful protests against one of Iran’s largest agro-industrial companies near the city of Shush in Khuzestan Province. Nejati, who was fired from the Haft Tappeh Sugarcane Agro Industrial Company in 2012, will not surrender himself to the prison despite being summoned because he believes …

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Left without patron, Iran’s Khomeini turns right

Al-Monitor — The perhaps most prominent of the grandsons of the founder of the Islamic Republic has lately adopted a new demeanor on the Iranian political stage. Although he is generally viewed as close to the Reformist camp, he has lately been sending signals that hint at his interest in the rival Principlist tent. Seyyed Hassan Khomeini is widely seen as a protector …

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PHOTOS: Mariwan International Street Theater Festival in northwestern Iran

PayvandNews – The 12th Mariwan International Street Theater Festival has come to an end, with carnivals of Iranian and international artists marking the closing ceremony of the artistic event in the downtown of the Iranian Kurdish city. The four-day festival wrapped up on Tuesday in the northwestern city of Mariwan which is considered as Iran’s capital of street theater. This year, …

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Mercedes-Benz inks deal to resume Iran trucks business

PayvandNews – Mercedes-Benz, a division of Daimler AG, has signed a contract with Iran Khodro to distribute its trucks in the Middle Eastern country, the German automaker has said.  The deal signed on Tuesday includes creating a joint venture to provide sales and after-sale services in the Islamic Republic, Iran’s Tasnim news agency reported. Another deal will be signed next month …

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