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Monthly Archives: January 2018

Lawmaker Says 3,700 Arrested In Iran, Khamenei Points Finger At U.S.

RFL/RE – An Iranian lawmaker says that about 3,700 people have been arrested during antigovernment protests, while Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is claiming that Tehran foiled what he called attempts by the United States and Britain to create unrest. The number of arrests cited by reformist lawmaker Mahmud Sadeghi on January 9 is far higher than figures announced by …

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Iranian Oil Tanker Continues to Burn Three Days After Collision

VOA – An Iranian oil tanker continues to burn in the East China Sea Tuesday, three days after it collided with a Chinese cargo ship off the China’s east coast. China’s Ministry of Transport said Tuesday that efforts by emergency vessels to extinguish the fire on the Panamanian-registered tanker Sanchi and search for its missing crewmen were hampered by poor …

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Iran Protester Dies in Custody, Sparking Memories of 2009 Abuse

VOA —A 22-year-old Iranian protester has died in custody, according to two Iranian lawmakers, intensifying fears of a repeat of the prisoner abuse that followed similar protests in 2009. A reformist member of parliament, Mahmoud Sadeghi, says he was told the detainee, identified as Sina Ghanbari, committed suicide. Another lawmaker, Tayyebe Siavashi, said the detainee had been arrested in Tehran. …

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Two Prisoners Executed in Northern Iran

Iran Human Rights –  Two prisoners were executed at Sari Prison (Northern Iran) on murder charges. A report by the state-run news agency, Javan, states that according to the Public Relation of Mazandaran Judiciary, on the morning of Monday January 8, two prisoners were executed at Sari Prison. The prisoners were sentenced to death on murder charges. According to this …

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Reformist MP Pledges to “Seek Answers” on Students Arrested in Iran’s Protests

CHRI – 16 Reformist MPs Urge Support For Protesters A top reformist lawmaker has pledged to investigate the arrests by Iran’s Intelligence Ministry of dozens of university students during the country’s recent nationwide protests. “According to a list that was given to me, about 90 students have been arrested throughout the country in the past few days,” Parvaneh Salahshouri, the …

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One year later, questions linger about former Iranian president’s death

Al-Monitor – The cause of Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani’s death a year ago is proving to be as difficult to explain as his storied political career. On Jan. 7, Yasser Hashemi, one of Rafsanjani’s sons, said President Hassan Rouhani had rejected the findings of the Supreme National Security Council regarding the cause of Rafsanjani’s death and ordered the council to …

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Iran intelligence minister says protests not ‘guided’ by foreigners

Al-Monitor – In a meeting with economic officials, President Hassan Rouhani addressed some of the economic issues facing Iran. Many people believe that Iran’s economy has been a major factor in the recent protests across the country. Rouhani attributed the “root of the problem” to there being a gap between the officials of the country and young people, saying, “We …

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Telegram to be unblocked if it accepts Iran’s conditions: Lawmaker

PayvandNews – Behrouz Nemati, spokesman for the parliament’s presiding board, said on Sunday that during a meeting of the parliament it was decided that the Telegram messaging app will be unblocked under certain conditions. Nemati said Telegram’s CEO must accept Iran’s conditions. He added that the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology is tasked with following up on the issue, …

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