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Monthly Archives: September 2017

Iran: Three Prisoners Hanged

Iran Human Rights  -Three prisoners were reportedly hanged in Iran. A prisoner was reportedly hanged at Ardabil Central Prison on murder charges, and two prisoners were reportedly hanged at Tabriz Central Prison on rape charges. According to the human rights news agency, HRANA, the execution at Ardabil Central Prison was carried out on Sunday September 3. The prisoner has been …

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Iran Columnist Serving 10 Years Protests Illegal Prison Sentence Extension

CHRI – Imprisoned newspaper columnist Afarin Chitsaz has gone on hunger strike to protest the illegal extension of her two-year prison sentence that was scheduled to end this month, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) has learned. “In the past year, Ms. Chitsaz has been hospitalized to undergo two knee operations to repair meniscus tears in both her knees …

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UK-Iranian Grandfather Marks 78th Birthday in Tehran’s Evin Prison

CHRI – Iranian-British grandfather Kamal Foroughi saw his 78th birthday pass on September 3, 2017, in Tehran’s Evin Prison, where he has been serving a seven-year prison sentence for alleged espionage charges since 2011. “We’re very worried about Dad’s health,” Foroughi’s son, Kamran, told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI). “How many birthdays does he have left? Will Dad …

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Losing faith in Rouhani, Iranian women ever defiant

Al-monitor – “Women get absolutely zero for supporting [Hassan] Rouhani! If we hadn’t voted in this election, does Rouhani think he would have gotten re-elected with the numbers he did?” Leila, a 34-year-old women’s rights activist, shot off in an angry text on Telegram after it was revealed that Iran’s president had not nominated any women to join his second-term Cabinet. …

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North Korea Nuclear Progress Puts Iran on Renewed Pathway to Bomb

freebeacon – U.S. officials are closely monitoring an ongoing meeting between senior North Korean and Iranian officials that comes on the heels of a nuclear test by Pyongyang, according to senior Trump administration officials and other sources who expressed concern that North Korea is helping to put the Islamic Republic back on the pathway to a functional nuclear weapon.

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Sistani refuses to meet Khamenei’s envoy

Al-Arabia – Iraqi sources revealed that the Shiite cleric Ali al-Sistani refused to receive the Chairman of the Iranian Expediency Council Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi who was sent by the Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei in order to visit Iraq and meet with its officials, after escalations among the pro-Tehran Shiite alliance.

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New industrial policy poised to transform Iran’s political economy

Al-monitor – This past summer, the Industrial Development and Renovation Organization of Iran (IDRO) concluded landmark agreements with French automaker Renault and transportation giant Alstom as well as Russian logistics company Transmashholding. Under each of these new deals, a foreign multinational corporation has agreed to establish a new joint-venture company in Iran in which it will be the majority shareholder. In the cases of Renault and …

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Iranian job market shifting toward female workforce

PayvandNews – An investigation into the job market in Iran shows that employment among women has decreased in comparison with men during 2006-2013, but the trend has reversed over the past three years.  Although women’s participation rate has reached 17 percent in recent years, but the rate of women’s entrance to the job market is now more than 50 percent, according …

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Rouhanicare: Iranian president’s unsung domestic success

theguardian- When Ali’s father-in-law had a stroke in the Iranian city of Shiraz last year, the 67-year-old shopkeeper was rushed to Namazi hospital, where he received treatment for 20 days, including six days in intensive care. While his father-in-law recovered, Ali turned his mind to how he would pay for the care. He borrowed money to build up a 100m rials …

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Iran unveils drone base with warning to enemies

PayvandNews – Iran has unveiled an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) base for its fleet of drones which have given the country a remarkable capability in the fight against terrorists and protecting its borders.  Head of the Khatam al-Anbiya Air Defense Base Farzad Esmaili inaugurated the airstrip on Sunday, as the headquarters released a video of UAVs parked on the tarmac at …

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