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Monthly Archives: February 2018

Quds Force Commander Calls For ‘Eradication’ of Israel.

RFL/RE – Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds (Qods)Force, has called for the “eradication” of Israel in retaliation for the killing of a Hezbollah commander ten years ago. Speaking in Tehran at a ceremony commemorating the 39th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution February 14, Soleimani said “The eradication of Israel would be the best …

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Another Woman Arrested In Iran For Protesting Against Compulsory Veiling

RFL/RE – A woman has been arrested in Iran after peacefully protesting against compulsory veiling, the latest such incident in recent months. Video uploaded to YouTube on February 15 shows a woman standing on a concrete block above a crowd on Tehran’s Enghelab (Revolution) street, waving her headscarf in protest. Police then arrive on the scene and the woman appears …

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Iran: The Fourth Inmate Murdered In Sanandaj Prison

Iran-HRM – Authorities in Sanandaj Prison murdered an inmate by the name of Hossein Gholizadeh on Feb 13, reports indicate. His body was found in the jail’s bathroom. Prison authorities said he committed suicide, a claim rejected by his cell-mates. Hossein Gholizadeh is the fourth inmate who has been murdered in this facility in recent month. Sarou Ghahremani, Kianoush Zandi …

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Protesters Arrested In Tonekabon Were Mentally And Physically Mistreated

Iran-HRM – Thirteen protesters who were arrested in recent nationwide protests by the security forces were summoned to a Tonekabon court. They were charged with “participating in illegal gatherings,” “insulting the Supreme Leader,” “disrupting public opinion,” and “acting against national security.” The detainees were transferred to Shahsavar Prison after the end of their interrogations. According to an informed source, the …

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U.S. Calls On Iran To Release Detained Opposition Leaders

RFL/RE – The U.S. State Department late on February 15 called on Iran to release three opposition leaders who have been under house arrest for seven years. The statement came on the seventh anniversary of the detention of 2009 Iranian presidential candidates Mehdi Karrubi and Mir Hossein Musavi, as well as Musavi’s wife and women’s rights advocate Zahra Rahnavard. Karrubi, …

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U.S. Calls For UN Action, Citing Report Of Iranian Arms Embargo Violations

RFL/RE – U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley says it is “time for the Security Council to act” following the release of a UN report finding that Iran violated a UN arms embargo on Yemen’s Huthi rebels. “This report highlights what we’ve been saying for months: Iran has been illegally transferring weapons in violation of multiple Security Council …

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