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Monthly Archives: October 2017

Mother Of Iranian Protester Killed In 2009 Crackdown Said Sentenced To Prison

RFL/RE – A court in Iran has sentenced the mother of a protester killed in a government crackdown in 2009 to a year in prison after convicting her on charges that include spreading “propaganda against the establishment,” people close to her say. Shahnaz Akmali has also been barred from posting on social media and banned from leaving Iran, people who are …

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UN Nuclear Inspection Chief To Visit Iran This Weekend

RFL/RE – UN nuclear chief Yukiya Amano will meet with Iranian officials this weekend to discuss Tehran’s implementation of its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, the International Atomic Energy Agency has said. Also to be discussed in Amano’s meetings on October 29 will be the agency’s work verifying Iran’s compliance with curbs on its nuclear activities that the deal requires …

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US House passes sanctions on Iran-backed Hezbollah

Al-Arabia – The US House of Representatives on Wednesday backed new sanctions on Lebanon’s Iran-backed Hezbollah militia, part of an effort to take a tough line against Tehran without immediately moving to undermine an international nuclear agreement. Three Hezbollah-related measures passed by voice vote, without opposition. The House will vote on Thursday on another bill, to impose additional sanctions on Iran …

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Top US Security Official: Iran Threatens Regional Stability

VOA – U.S. President Donald Trump says Islamic State in the Middle East is being defeated and the militants are moving to parts of Africa and other places. But a top U.S. security official says the departure of Islamic State does not spell the end of terrorism in the region. In an interview with Alhurra television this week, National Security Advisor …

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Iran: Seven Prisoners Hanged in Rajai Shahr Prison

Iran Human Rights – Seven prisoners, mainly charged with murder, were hanged at Rajai Shahr Prison of Karaj. According to a close source, on the morning of Wednesday October 25, seven prisoners were executed at Rajai Shahr Prison of Karaj. Iran Human Rights (IHR) had previously reported about preparation of at least 10 prisoners of Rajai Shahr Prison for execution. The …

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Iran: Prisoner Hanged in Public

Iran Human Rights –  A prisoner was publicly hanged in Jahanabad (a village in Fahraj Rural District, Kerman Province) on murder charges. According to Iranian state media, on the morning of Wednesday October 25, a prisoner was executed in public in Jahanabad, Kerman Province. The prisoner was identified as Sh. N., 26 years old, who had a criminal record. On December 22, 2016, …

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Iran Launches New Assault on Freedom of Expression With Mass Criminal Investigation of BBC Persian Staff

CHRI – BBC Persian Staff Appeal to UN on Iran’s “Unprecedented Collective Punishment of Journalists” Ongoing attempts by hardline officials in Iran to stifle freedom of expression in the country have escalated into a criminal investigation targeting media workers living and working outside its borders. On October 25, 2017, the BBC World Service made an urgent appeal to the United Nations, …

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Bill for Protection of Children in Iran Stunted in Parliament Since 2011

CHRI – Attorney: Social Welfare Organizations Lack Sufficient Resources Despite ongoing reports of disturbing cases of child abuse, Iran’s Parliament has failed to ratify a bill on the protection of children that was introduced nearly six years ago. An Iran-based attorney specializing in child abuses cases told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) that social welfare organizations lack the …

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Conservative Clerics, IRGC Pressured Court to Convict Rouhani Campaigner

CHRI – Rouhani Campaign Sided with Defendants’ Accusers A former campaigner for President Hassan Rouhani, Mohammad Mohammadi, has been handed a two-year prison sentence and suspended three-year prison term for allegedly “insulting the sacred” by reading a satirical letter at a campaign rally. “There was nothing insulting in the letter,” a source with knowledge about Mohammadi’s case told the Center for …

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