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Monthly Archives: March 2018

Iran: Sunni Political Prisoner Gets Cancer In Prison Due To Medical Negligence

Iran-HRM – Sunni prisoner Soleiman Pirouti, who will be released in 18 more months, is suffering from prostate cancer which he got in prison as a result of medical negligence. According to reports, from six months ago, the prisoner showed signs of a serious medical condition and continuously went to the Gohardasht (Rajaie Shahr) Prison medical clinic complaining of severe …

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Son Of Senior Iranian Cleric Arrested After Criticizing Islamic Establishment

RFL/RE – Iranian authorities have detained an Iranian cleric who recently accused the Iranian establishment of being repressive and unjust. The detained cleric, Hossein Shirazi, is the son of the 75-year-old Ayatollah Sadegh Shirazi — a senior cleric who is said to have followers in Iran and Iraq. Both have been critical of the Iranian clerical establishment. A London-based representative …

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IRGC commander: Iran’s missile production has increased three-fold

Al-Arabia – Iran has increased its missile production three-fold, a senior Revolutionary Guards commander said Wednesday, according to the Fars news service. The commander did not explain during what time period the production increase had taken place. “In the past we had to do a lot of explaining to various bodies for our actions but it’s not like that anymore,” …

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Rouhani’s visit a reality check for Iran-India relations

Al-Monitor – At first glance, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s recent visit to India made news for all the right reasons. The three-day tour Feb 15-17, his first state visit to India, revolved around furthering economic engagement between the two countries. The optics were great, and the announcements following his “substantive talks” with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi received praise. Close …

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Iran rejects French FM’s call to curb missile program

Al-Monitor – French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian’s trip to Iran has seemingly failed to produce the results likely expected by President Emmanuel Macron. Le Drian arrived in Iran on March 5 and met with President Hassan Rouhani, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani. Amid the visit, hard-line daily Kayhan slammed …

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