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Monthly Archives: August 2018

Saudi Arabia Frees Three Iranian Fishermen – IRNA

Radiofarda – Saudi Arabia has freed three Iranian fishermen detained by the kingdom’s coastguard last year, Iran’s state news agency IRNA quoted an Iranian official as saying on Tuesday, following negotiations between the two regional rivals.

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Drinking Water Crisis In Iran

Iran-HRM – One wonders why people living in provinces such as Khuzestan, located next to the largest river in Iran and cities bordering bodies of sea, are struggling with a shortage of drinking water and thirst.

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Rights Defender Calls On Iran To Immediately Release Azerbaijani Cultural Activists

Iran-HRM – Responding to reports that at least 120 people have been arbitrarily detained in connection with two separate Azerbaijani Turkic cultural gatherings in July and August 2018, Amnesty International (AI) has called for their immediate and unconditional release. The world’s leading human-rights organization also urged the authorities drop any charges against Ebrahim Nouri and anyone else targeted solely for peacefully exercising their rights …

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Azerbaijani Activist Released While Another Remains in Prison

Human Rights Activists in Iran (HRANA) – Ebrahim Noori, an Azerbaijani activist from the city of Ahar who was arrested during the Babak Fort gatherings on July 2 and sent to Ward 209 of Tehran’s Evin Prison continues to be held after almost 40 days. Mr Noori is reportedly banned from contacting his family.

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Telegram Admin Hamidreza Amini Charged in Court Hearing

Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA) – On Sunday, August 12, 2018, a court hearing was held for Hamidreza Amini, the admin of a telegram channel, in branch 9 of Tehran’s criminal court, presided by Judge Kashkuli. Mr Amini was charged with “Insulting the Prophet” and “Blasphemy”.

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Civil Rights Activist Mohammad Davari Arrested

Human Rights Activist News Agency (HRANA)- Mohammad Davari, a civil rights activist from the city of Yasouj (southwestern Iran), was arrested by Ministry of Intelligence forces on August 10, 2018, at his parent’s home. Mr Davari was reportedly held incommunicado for three days before he was transferred to Yasouj’s central prison.

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