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Monthly Archives: September 2017

Iran: One Prisoner Executed in Western Iran

Iran Human Rights – A prisoner was executed at Yasuj Central Prison on murder charges. According to IRIB News Agency, on the morning of Tuesday September 26, the execution of a prisoner who was charged with murder was carried out at Yasuj Central Prison. The prisoner was identified as M., 27 years old, who had run over a person with his …

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Iranian Teachers’ Rights Activist Facing 14 Years Behind Bars for Peaceful Advocacy

CHRI – Imprisoned teacher’s rights activist Mahmoud Beheshti-Langroudi is facing 14 years behind bars in Iran after the confirmation of his latest prison sentence, his son told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI). On September 25, 2017, Beheshti-Langroudi’s lawyer received notice that Branch 36 of the Appeals Court upheld a five-year prison sentence issued against the activist for the …

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Political Prisoner Atena Daemi Denied Major Surgery After Authorities Insist on Keeping Her Cuffed

CHRI – Imprisoned children’s rights activist Atena Daemi has been denied a major operation after demanding that the authorities fulfill their promise to allow her to receive the surgery without handcuffs and with a family member in attendance. “According to the doctors, she needs to be operated on immediately,” her mother, Masoumeh Nemati, told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI). “I can’t …

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Former KRG PM emerges to shake up Kurdish politics

Al-Monitor – As referendum frenzy engulfs Iraqi Kurdistan, a prominent Iraqi Kurdish politician has been busy putting together a coalition of dissidents, leftists, secularists and Islamists in hopes of challenging the main ruling parties in the oil- and gas-rich region. The new Coalition for Democracy and Justice, whose diverse members are campaigning for good governance and accountability, intends to challenge the …

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IAEA monitoring of Iran deal going on smoothly: Yukiya Amano

PayvandNews – The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says Iran has been providing the UN nuclear watchdog with all the necessary access it requires to monitor Tehran’s compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal, saying the inspection process is going on smoothly. In a Tuesday interview with Reuters, Yukiya Amano, reiterated that Iran is in compliance with the provisions …

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Top US General Says Exiting Iran Nuclear Pact Would Make Future Deals Tough

VOA – The top U.S. military officer said on Tuesday Iran was complying with the pact curbing its nuclear program and warned that any American decision to walk away from it would make other nations less likely to enter into agreements with the United States. President Donald Trump is considering whether to withdraw from the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and …

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Iran Points At US and Warns of New Nuclear Arms Race

VOA – Iran’s deputy foreign minister pointed at the United States in warning on Tuesday that a new nuclear arms race and new competition to modernize nuclear weapons are starting. Abbas Araghchi made the comments during a high-level meeting of the U.N. General Assembly to promote International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, calling that goal “a legal, political …

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Iranian Soldier Beheaded by IS in Syria Mourned as an Icon

VOA — Iran’s supreme leader and thousands of others Wednesday mourned a young Revolutionary Guard soldier beheaded by the so-called Islamic State group, a killing that has struck a nerve within the Islamic Republic as its forces continue to suffer casualties in Iraq and Syria. The slaying of 25-year-old Mohsen Hojaji captured the imagination of many in Iran, a Shiite-ruled nation …

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