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Monthly Archives: August 2019

Iranian Celebrities Use Ambulances To Skip Heavy Traffic In Tehran

radiofarda – Riding ambulances to skip Tehran’s chaotic traffic has become trendy among the celebrity and wealthy Iranians, the head of the private ambulance services of the Islamic Republic admitted on Tuesday, August 20. “Police forces in Tehran are so busy that they have not been able to cooperate for ending the illegal trend,” Dr. Mojtaba Lohrasbi told the state-run …

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Netanyahu Hints Israel Might Be Behind Attacks In Iraq

radiofarda – In his first reaction to mysterious attacks on arms and ammunition depots of pro-Iranian militia in Iraq, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday hinted that Israel might be responsible. Netanyahu who was visiting Ukraine told reporters at his hotel that “Iran has no immunity, anywhere”. In the past one month, at least in two instances bases belonging to …

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Iranians Protest State’s Brutal Killing Of Stray Dogs

rferl.org – Dozens of animal rights activists protested in the Iranian capital over the weekend against the abuse and killings of stray dogs by the municipality. The protests were held outside Tehran’s city hall after a video emerged online showing the gruesome killings of stray dogs, including puppies, with injections that made them whine and cry in pain before dying. …

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Iran Executions: Man Hanged in Kashmar

iranhr.net – A man was executed at the central prison of the Iranian northeastern city of Kashmar for drug-related charges Saturday. According to IHR sources, on the morning of Saturday, August 17, a prisoner was hanged at the Iranian northeastern city of Kashmar’s prison. He had been sentenced to death for drug-related charged. IHR sources identified him as Seyed Reza …

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UN Experts Condemn Heavy Sentences Against Women’s Rights Activists

iran-hrm.com – Decades-long prison sentences handed down to three women protesting the strictly enforced wearing of veils in Iran, have drawn alarm and condemnation from six United Nations independent human rights experts. Monireh Arabshahi, Yasamin Aryani, and Mojgan Keshavarz, who have been held in Iranian custody since April for “disrespecting compulsory hijab,” have been sentenced by the Iranian Revolutionary Court …

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Arrests, Prison Sentences Fail to Stem Growing Public Opposition to Iran’s Mandatory Hijab Law

iranhumanrights – Mounting arrests and prison sentences have not enabled Iran’s government to achieve broad public compliance with the country’s mandatory hijab law, or stem growing protests against it. At least 12 people have been issued prison sentences ranging from six months to 33 years for publicly removing their headscarves and other public acts of civil disobedience against compulsory hijab …

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Protest In Tehran Against ‘Cruel Treatment’ And Killing Of Dogs

radiofarda – Animal rights defenders held a gathering outside Tehran’s municipality headquarters for a second day in a row on August 19 to protest the killing of stray dogs by city officials in Iran’s capital and suburbs. Photos published on social media show a few hundred demonstrators who were condemning the killing of dogs by acid, poison and other methods …

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The CEO Of A Major Automaker Arrested In Iran

radiofarda – Days after accusations of large-scale corruption in Iran’s car industry, the CEO of Iran Khodro was arrested in his office after being fired hours earlier. Iran Khodro is one of the biggest vehicle manufacturers in Iran partnering with the French conglomerate PSA Peugeot Citroen. The reason for Monday’s actions of firing and then arresting Mr. Hashen Yekke Zare’e …

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Trump Says ‘Iran Would Like To Talk’ But Does Not Know How

radiofarda – As an Iranian oil tanker caught in a standoff between Tehran and the West left Gibraltar, Sunday night, August 18, U.S. President Donald Trump said that “Iran would like to talk,” attributing it to poor economic conditions in the country. “But Iran would like to talk but they just don’t know how to get there.” Referring to Iranians …

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Iran Warns U.S. Against Move To Detain Tanker As Ship Heads To Greece

rferl.org – An Iranian supertanker sought by the United States on suspicion of being tied to a sanctioned organization has set sail for Greece hours after Gibraltar rejected a U.S. request to detain the vessel further. Iranian authorities confirmed on August 19 that the Adrian Darya 1, formerly known as Grace 1, left anchorage off Gibraltar. Ship tracking data by …

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