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Monthly Archives: April 2018

Iran: Mass Execution Imminent In Rajaie Shahr Prison

Iran-HRM – At least 20 death row prisoners were transferred to solitary confinement in Rajaie Shahr Prison in Karaj. There are concerns that their death sentence would be carried out on Wednesday April 25. Among the prisoners, an Afghan national identified as Amir Khalili was transferred from Qezel Hesar Prison while another prisoner identified as Amir Ahmadi was transferred from …

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Iran: Civil Rights Activists Summoned To Court In Tehran

Iran-HRM – Civil rights activists Mahmoud Masoumi, Nader Afshari, Saeed Eghbali, Saeed Seifi Jahan, Mozhgan La’li, Behnam Mousivand, Shima Babaei, Dariush Zand and a woman named Shaghayegh who were detained on February 1 and were temporarily released on bail, were summoned to court.

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Iran: Teachers’ Rights Advocate Esmail Abdi Starts Hunger Strike In Evin Prison

Iran-HRM – Prominent teachers’ rights advocate Esmail Abdi staged a hunger strike on April 24, protesting what he calls the Iranian Judiciary’s “arbitrary and illegal rulings” and “widespread violation of the rights of teachers and workers in Iran.” The 44-year-old high school teacher and former secretary general of the Iranian Teachers’ Trade Association has been serving a six-year prison sentence …

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EU leader Mogherini says current Iran nuclear deal should be kept

Al-Arabia – EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini says the current deal with Iran is working effectively to keep Tehran from developing nuclear weapons and should be preserved for the future. Mogherini spoke after US President Trump again showed dissatisfaction with the international agreement during a news conference with French President Emmanuel Macron, highlighting a trans-Atlantic rift on the issue. …

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Confrontation looms as Iran-Israel tension high in Syria

Al-Monitor – Another war is taking place within the Syrian war — one between Iran and Israel. This conflict is not new. Rather, it began when Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement and Iran rushed to defend the government of defiant Syrian President Bashar al-Assad against his opposition. They saw in Assad the only real and dependable ally in the fight against Israel, …

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Mummy mystery grips Iran

Al-Monitor – The Iranian media erupted April 23 with news of the discovery of a mummy that seems to be the remains of Reza Shah Pahlavi, the founder of the Pahlavi dynasty (1925-79) in Iran.

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