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Monthly Archives: February 2019

Iran: 10 Salafi Death-row Prisoners at Imminent Risk of Execution

Iran Human Rights (IHR) –  In an unusual event, 10 death-row Salafi prisoners were transferred to Rajai Shahr solitary confinement this morning. Executions are usually carried out on Wednesday in Rajai Shahr, and prisoners are transferred to solitary confinement a couple of days prior to that. Therefore, the Salafi prisoners might be at risk of execution.

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Why Europe’s payment channel may be too little to keep Iran in JCPOA

Al-Monitor – When President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in May, Iran was expecting the European signatories to the deal to engage in serious efforts to uphold it. Indeed, on the very same day as the US withdrawal, President Hassan Rouhani announced in a televised speech his government’s plans to launch intense, short-term negotiations with …

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Detained Iranian environmentalist says she was tortured

Al-Monitor – A year has passed since Iran arrested a number of environmentalists over accusations of spying and other serious crimes. The arrests shocked the Iranian activist community and tightened even further the boundaries of what activists assumed was safe work in a nonpolitical and nonpartisan field. With the court proceedings barely moving and minimal access to their lawyers in …

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New Health Minister Promises Commitments Will Be Upheld

Radiofarda – Iran’s parliament approved Saeed Namaki as Iran’s new health minister. With a landslidemajority of 229 votes in favor (out of 259)Namaki is the first non-physician to occupy the post. He has previously served as deputy chief of Iran’s Department of Environment.

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