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Monthly Archives: February 2018

Iran: Mohammad Ali Taheri On Hunger Strike In Evin Prison

Iran-HRM – Zeinab Taheri, lawyer of detained leader of mysticism group Mohammad Ali Taheri, the founder of the mysticism Erfan Halgheh group, confirmed that her client was on hunger strike as of February 7, in protest to “the court not accepting his chosen lawyer and his ongoing illegal detention.”

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Iran: Young Political Prisoner Denied Much Needed Medical Treatment

Iran-HRM – Changiz Ghadamkheiri, a political prisoner exiled to Masjed Suleiman Prison in Khuzestan Province, has been denied medical treatment outside of prison despite a severe foot infection and doctors’ opinion on treatment and surgery in hospital. The political prisoner has also been told that he is not entitled to a medical leave upon orders of the Ministry of Intelligence. …

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Afrin puts Turkish-Iranian-Russian mistrust on full display

Al-Monitor – Almost a month after Turkey’s launch of Operation Olive Branch in the northern Syrian district of Afrin, there is no clear outcome. Since the beginning of the campaign, Turkey’s post-Afrin objectives remained a matter of serious concern to other players — mainly Iran — whose reaction was to distance itself from supporting the Turkish assault while simultaneously refraining from supporting the Kurdish People’s …

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Iran Takes Measures To Combat Rial’s Fall To Record Lows

PayvandNews – Iran’s central bank announced measures to combat the rial’s fall to record lows one day after police cracked down on foreign exchange dealers on the streets of Tehran. The central bank’s announcement on February 15 that it will allow an increase in the interest rates paid on bank deposits came after the Iranian currency plummeted to a record …

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