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Monthly Archives: August 2019

Iran’s Rouhani warns Macron of looming nuclear step

alarabiya – President Hassan Rouhani spoke with French counterpart Emmanuel Macron Saturday, warning him Iran would take the next step in reducing its nuclear commitments unless Europe lives up to its own undertakings. Tensions have spiked in the Gulf since May last year when President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew the US from a nuclear deal between Iran and world powers …

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Tehran Court Sentences May Day Demonstrators To Jail, Lashes

radiofarda – Human rights activists in Iran say a court in Tehran has condemned Atefeh Rangriz, a researcher arrested during Labor Day demonstrations on May 1, to 11 years in jail and 74 lashes. Social media reports say the sentence was issued by notorious Judge Mohammad Mogheiseh at bench 28 of Iran’s Revolutionary Court and was handed to Rangriz’s defense …

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Iran Arrests Religious Eulogists On Charges of ‘Spying For Israel’

radiofarda – Chairman of the Iranian Eulogists Basij Organization says security forces have arrested “A number of eulogists trained in Israel to dishonor Shiite Ashura ceremonies.” Eulogists (preachers or maddahs in Persian) sing in religious gathering and ceremonies in Iran. The regime has been using eulogists, usually hardliners with strict faith in the government-approved brand of Shiism to suppress dissent …

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IAEA Says Iran Continues To Enrich Uranium In Breach Of Nuclear Deal

radiofarda – In a new report the U.N. nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) announced Friday that the Islamic Republic has remained in violation of limitations set by the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) or Tehran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. “Iran’s stockpile of low-enriched uranium still exceeds the amount allowed by the JCPOA,” the agency …

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Iran: Civil Activist Zartosht Ahmadi-Ragheb Arrested

iranhr.net – Civil activist Zartosht Ahmadi-Ragheb was arrested by security forces Tuesday night. He is one of the 14 activists who wrote a letter to Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and demanded his resignation. On the night of Tuesday, August 27, Zartosht Ahmadi-Ragheb was arrested at a raid to his home by security forces. Agents have also seized all of …

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8 Men Executed at One Prison in One Day

iranhr.net – According to IHR sources, on the morning of Wednesday, August 28, at least eight people were executed at Rajai-Shahr prison of Karaj city, near Tehran.  Six of them were sentenced to death for murder charges. Their names are listed as Siavash Inanlou, Manouchehr Dehghan, Alireza Behrad, Ebrahim Yarmout-Oghli, Ahmad Ghareh-Balaei and Reza Mousavi Borghani. Two others were sentenced …

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Prisoners in Iran’s Gharchak Prison for Women Protest Inhumane Living Conditions

iranhumanrights – Two hundred inmates in Ward 5 of Gharchak Prison for women in the Iranian city of Varamin have sent an open letter to the head of the State Prisons Organization in Tehran Province protesting the prison’s inhumane living conditions. “Most of us…cannot afford to meet our basic needs such as food, drinking water, clothes and sanitary products,” said the …

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Iran Friday Imams Characterize Negotiation With US As ‘Insanity’

radiofarda – In a concerted effort, Friday Prayer Imams across Iran in their sermons on Friday condemned any attempt to hold talks with the United States, saying that “Negotiating with America is insane.” According to Mehr News agency, several Friday Prayer Imams including those in the cities of Tehran, Qazvin, Natanz and Kashan have used more or less the same …

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Iranian Tanker Headed To Lebanon, Not Turkey Minister Says

radiofarda – An Iranian oil tanker at the center of a confrontation between Washington and Tehran changed course again on Friday and instead of Turkey, was heading to Lebanon, Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Friday. Earlier, tanker-tracking data showed Adrian Darys, formerly Grace 1 was heading to Turkey’s Iskandarun port, but Cavusoglu said, “This tanker is not heading …

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