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Monthly Archives: August 2019

200 Imprisoned Women Protest Inhumane Conditions of Qarchak Prison

iran-hrm – Nearly 200 inmates in the notorious Qarchak Prison in Varamin detailed the horrid conditions of the prison in a letter to Tehran’s Director-General of Prisons. They announced on Saturday, August 17, 2019, that they would reject the food provided by the authorities until their demands are met. In their letter to the director-general of prisons, Heshmatollah Hayat al- …

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Two Iranian Lawmakers In Arrested In Connection With Auto Industry Corruption

payvand – Security forces in Iran have arrested two members of the Iranian Parliament (Majles) on charges of “disrupting the car market,” a member of parliament’s ethics committee told Fars news agency on Thursday, August 22. The lawmaker told Fars that the Fereydoun Ahmadi and Mohammad Azizi who were arrested on Wednesday were linked to a financial corruption case at …

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Video Of Beaten Iraqi Woman In Iran Angers Iraqis

radiofarda – The spokesman for the Iraqi Foreign Ministry, Ahmad al-Sahaf says his office is “following with great interest” reports about an Iraqi woman being beaten at Iran’s Mashhad airport, Al Arabiya reported on Thursday August 22. The remarks were made after social media sites released the video of an Iraqi woman said to have beaten by a police officer …

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No Change In British Backing Of Iran Nuclear Deal Under Johnson: UK Official

radiofarda – Britain will not change its backing of the 2015 deal on Iran’s nuclear program under new Prime Minister Boris Johnson, a British diplomatic source said Friday, a day ahead of a G7 summit where the Iranian atomic drive is set to be a major sticking point. “We are strong supporters” of the nuclear deal, said the official, asking …

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Security Forces In Iran Arrest 12 of 14 Activists Demanding Khamenei’s Resignation

radiofarda – The provincial intelligence department in Mashhad in north-eastern Iran says 14 activists who had called on Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei to resign are advocates of regime change and wanted to bring about insecurity. According to the latest report from Mashhad, 12 of the 14 political activists who demanded Khamenei’s resignation in July have been arrested. However, the intelligence …

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Sugar Factory Director Arrested In Iran On Charges Of ‘Corruption’

radiofarda – Prosecutors in Iran have detained a sugar factory general manager on charges of corruption, in the latest episode of what officials say is an anti-corruption drive. Siamak Soltani who leads Isfahan’s Nakshe Qand (Ghand) publicly traded company was arrested August 22 for “disrupting the economic system”, Mehr news agency in Iran quoted the local prosecutor telling the media. …

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U.S. Warns It Will ‘Aggressively’ Enforce Sanctions Over Iran Tanker

radiofarda – As an Iranian supertanker wanders in the Mediterranean after a five-week detention by Gibraltar, the United States kept warned possible private-sector actors willing to assist the vessel. A state Department official said Thursday the U.S. will aggressively enforce its sanctions to prevent the private sector from rendering assistance the Adrian Darya-1, formerly called Grace-1, a tanker loaded with …

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Iran’s FM Zarif Calls Nuclear Talks With France’s Macron ‘Productive’

rferl.org – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says talks with French President Emanuel Macron aimed at rescuing a 2015 international deal to curb Tehran’s nuclear program were “productive.” “France had presented some suggestions and we presented some suggestions about how to implement [the nuclear deal] and the steps that both sides need to take,” Zarif was quoted by Iranian …

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British Council Employee’s 10-year Prison Sentence Upheld Without a Hearing

iranhumanrights – The 10-year prison sentence issued against British Council employee Aras Amiri was upheld on August 18, 2019, without a hearing, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) has learned. “In order to expedite cases, [Judiciary Chief] Ebrahim Raisi has decided that there is no longer a need for the Appeals Court to hold hearings,” Amiri’s cousin Mohsen …

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