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Monthly Archives: September 2017

UN Nuclear Watchdog Says Can Visit Iranian Military Sites, But Won’t Right Now

RFL/RE – The UN’s nuclear watchdog agency has rejected Iran’s claim that it cannot visit military sites to determine whether Tehran is complying with the 2015 nuclear accord, but it has no reason to seek such access at this time, media reports said on August 31. Yukiya Amano, the head of the United Nations’ International Atomic Energy Agency, which is charged …

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Iran arrests dozens of Ahwazi Arabs ahead of Eid al-Adha celebrations

Al-Arabia – Iranian security forces arrested dozens of Arab activists and citizens in Ahwaz to prevent marches and celebrations during Eid al-Adha, the Ahwaz Human Rights Organization (AHRO) said in a statement which Al-Arabiya.net received a copy of. AHRO, which published the names of 35 detainees, said Iran must commit to the International Human Rights Council resolutions and respect freedoms and …

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US: Iran Shows ‘True Colors’ by Restoring Hamas Ties

VOA — U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Thursday Iran had shown its “true colors” by restoring ties with Palestinian militant group Hamas and must be held to account by the international community. The new leader of Hamas in Gaza said on Monday that Tehran was again its biggest provider of money and arms after years …

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Iran: Unidentified Prisoner Hanged in Public

Iran Human Rights –  An unidentified prisoner who was sentenced to death on the charge of “raping a married woman” was hanged in public in Bandar Abbas while a crowd of people watched. According to a report by the state-run news agency, Mehr, the public hanging sentence of the man was carried out on the morning of Thursday August 31. The …

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Pro-Rouhani and Reformist Social Media Admins Sentenced to Prison in Iran

CHRI – Six administrators of Iranian reformist political channels on the Telegram messaging network have been sentenced to terms ranging from two to five years in prison. According to a verdict issued by Branch 15 of the Revolutionary Court, Nima Keshvari and Ali Ahmadnia were sentenced to five years in prison each, Saeed Naghdi, Javad Jamshidi to four years in prison …

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UN Expert Concerned at Condition of Prisoners on Hunger Strike in Iran

CHRI – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Iran, Asma Jahangir, today expressed her deep concern about the situation of a number of prisoners who have been on prolonged hunger strike to protest against their transfer to a high-security section of Rajai-Shahr prison in Karaj, West of Tehran, and about their treatment while in detention. “I …

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Security Forces Exit Mehdi Karroubi’s Home, As Pledged By Government

CHRI – Iran’s Intelligence Ministry agents retreated from inside opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi’s home in Tehran on August 29, a day before he was discharged from hospital, his son told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI). “Last night the security forces gathered their personal effects and security equipment and evacuated the house,” said Mohammad Taghi Karroubi. “As of today, …

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Who censors access to Iran’s Khamenei?

Al-Monitor – A young Iranian cleric lit social media on fire with claims that a censorship committee blocked his speech to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei during a recent visit with clerics. Hojat al-Islam Heydar Abbasi, a former student official with Basij Organization, took to his Telegram account to publish the text of his speech that he says caused him to be …

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