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Monthly Archives: September 2017

One Prisoner Hanged In Northwestern Iran

Iran Human Rights –  a prisoner was executed at Urmia Central Prison (Darya) northwestern Iran. According to a close source, on the morning of Tuesday September 26, the execution sentence of a prisoner who was charged with murder was carried out at Urmia Central Prison. The prisoner was identified as Javad Khayyeri from ward 15. Javad Khayyeri was transferred to solitary …

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Iran: Man Executed For Drug Charges In Ardebil

Iran Human Rights –  One prisoner was reportedly executed at Ardebil Central Prison (Northwestern Iran). According to a close source, on the morning of Wednesday September 20, a prisoner was executed at Ardebil Central Prison on drug related charges. The prisoner was identified as Tofigh Yousefi. On the morning of Sunday September 17, Tofigh Yousefi and another prisoner, named Shahin Parsajou, …

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Freed Iranian Baha’i Leader Mahvash Sabet Describes Unjust Trial, Prison Conditions

CHRI – “We never betrayed our country and never will.” Mahvash Sabet, a leader of Iran’s persecuted Baha’i faith who was released from Evin Prison on September 18, 2017 after completing a 10-year sentence, said she was convicted of espionage charges despite non-existent evidence. CHRI – “We never betrayed our country and never will.” Mahvash Sabet, a leader of Iran’s persecuted Baha’i faith who was released from Evin Prison on …

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Iranians rail against Apple, Google over pulling of apps

Al-Monitor – Imagine trying to hail an Uber on a street corner only for the Uber app on your iPhone to suddenly stop working. That’s what happened to some Iranians when Apple pulled Snapp, a popular local ride-hailing app, from its App Store on Aug. 24. The US technology company purged over a dozen popular Iranian apps, including Alopeyk, an on-demand delivery service; Delion, a food delivery …

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Iranian media say Barzani a fixer for West, Israel

Al-Monitor – The independence referendum in Iraqi Kurdistan is a hot issue in the Iranian press, with ongoing coverage of the vote and its aftermath. Along with the Iranian government, most media outlets are reacting negatively to the plebiscite, worried that such demands will spill into the Kurdish part of Iran. Hard-line Kayhan daily, whose editor-in-chief, Hossein Shariatmadari, is appointed by Supreme …

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Iran’s Health Officials Raise Alarm over Islamic Medicine: Imam Reza drugs or Holy Mary incense

Radiozamaneh – A phenomenon referred to as “Islamic Medicine” has been rapidly growing in popularity in Iran raising concerns in the Ministry of Health. The ministry has been calling on the Administrative Office of Seminaries to assist the ministry in denying the legitimacy of these services. Reports indicate that a number of members of the clergy have been setting up businesses …

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Iran’s AUT team wins 1st place at France’s IMAV 2017

PayvandNews – A team from Tehran’s Amir Kabir (Polytechnic) University of Technology secured the first place in Virtual Challenge category of International Micro Air Vehicle 2017 competition in France. ISAE University and ENAC University had organized the competition which took place in Toulouse of France from September 18 to September 21. About 25 university teams from different countries such as Iran, Australia, Brazil, …

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U.S. Supreme Court Signals It May Dismiss Case Against Broadened Trump Travel Ban

RFL/RE – The U.S. Supreme Court on September 25 signaled that it may dismiss a constitutional challenge to President Donald Trump’s travel ban after he expanded it to cover two countries without Muslim majorities. The high court canceled oral arguments that had been scheduled for October 10 on whether the original travel order covering only six predominantly Muslim countries was discriminatory. …

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Iran says land border with Iraqi Kurdistan remains open

Al-Arabia – Iran’s foreign ministry said Monday that its border with Iraqi Kurdistan remained open despite its independence referendum, reversing an earlier statement. A statement by the ministry said: “The land border between Iran and the Kurdistan region of Iraq is open.” “For now, only air borders between Iran and this region are closed,” it added. That went against an earlier …

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Iranian Miners’ Call for Justice Echoes in Social Media

Radiozamaneh – In December of 2015 miners of Agh Dareh gold mines staged a number of protests which earned many miners imprisonment, flogging and hefty fines. Some of the miners described their treatment in a 59 second video where one of the Agh Dareh residents stresses that miners were imprisoned, flogged and fined simply because they wanted to work and earn …

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