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Monthly Archives: February 2018

Iran: Civil Rights Activists Still In Detention After 21 Days

Iran-HRM – More than 21 days after the arrest of seven civil rights activists following the recent protests, there is still insufficient information on their condition. Saeed Eghbali, 22, was arrested on February 1 after intelligence agents stormed his home. He was transferred to Section 209 in Evin Prison.

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Iran: Medical Student Detained In Ilam

Iran-HRM -On Sunday, February 18, Taleb Bassativand, a medical student from Ilam University, was arrested by security agents and taken to an unknown location. According to an informed source, intelligence agents surrounded his home and arrested him without an arrest warrant.

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Iran: Dissident Journalist Abducted In Turkey

Iran-HRM – According to news sources, Arash Shoja Shargh, a 24-year-old dissident journalist who is against the Islamic Republic of Iran has not come back to his home (in Turkey) since Monday February 5. After he was forced to leave Iran and due to journalistic activities in his Telegram channel, Gilane No, intelligence agents threatened his family that if Arash …

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Iran Will Withdraw From Nuclear Deal If ‘No Economic Benefit’

RFL/RE – Iran has threatened to withdraw from the landmark 2015 nuclear deal with world powers if there is no economic benefit from it and major banks continue to fail to do business with Tehran. “If the same policy of confusion and uncertainties about the JCPOA [nuclear agreement] continues, if companies and banks are not working with Iran, we cannot …

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Three Sufi protesters killed hours after being shot by Iranian forces

Al-Arabia – Iranian sources reported on Tuesday the death of three Gonabadi Sufis in the hospital hours after being shot in clashes with Iranian security forces north of the capital Tehran. The site “Zaytoun” reported that the Iranian police forces have transferred three Gonabadi Sufis on Monday evening to the hospital in Tehran and were reported dead on Tuesday night …

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300 Iranian Dervishes Remain under Arrest after Clashes with Security Forces

Radiozamaneh – After clashes with security forces in Iran, more than 300 Sufi Dervishes remain under arrest and more have been arrested in smaller cities or trying to enter Tehran, where clashes took place. Gonabadi Dervishes protesting the arrest of one of their members in front of a police station in Tehran on Monday 19 Feb. Iranian sufi Dervishes of …

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Israel Counters Iran’s New Missile With ‘Successful’ Interceptor Test

VOA —Israel and its U.S. ally say they have successfully tested an anti-missile system that would protect the Jewish state from a potential long-range missile attack by its regional rival, Iran. Monday’s test of the Arrow 3 interceptor comes eight days after Iran displayed what it called a new version of a Ghadr missile with a 2,000-kilometer range that would …

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