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Monthly Archives: August 2019

Iran Executions: Two Men Hanged in Northern Iran

Iran Human Rights – Two prisoners were hanged at the Iranian northern city of Rasht’s prison Thursday.  According to IHR sources, on the early morning of Thursday, August 1, two prisoners hanged for murder charges at Rasht Central Prison (also known as Lakan prison). One of them has been identified by IHR as Kousha Mottaghi.  The aforementioned executions have not …

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Team Trump Turns to Lindsey Graham to Cut an Iran Deal

thedailybeast – President Donald Trump wants a new deal with Iran to replace the nuclear agreement he pulled out of, and he’s turning to one of his most hawkish confidants to help do it. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is working in close coordination with senior Trump administration officials who focus on Middle East policy to find an alternative to the Obama administration’s Iran deal, …

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Persian leopard captured alive in NE Iran and treated for injuries

PayvandNews – A Persian leopard has been captured alive in Razavi Khorasan Province, northeast of Iran. The Managing Director of Environment Department of Razavi Khorasan, Touraj Hemmati, said on Sunday that following a series of attacks by a leopard on the herd dogs in a village located on the edge of Tandoureh Protected Area in the north east of Iran, …

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Trump Says Iran ‘Wants To Negotiate A Deal So Badly’

Radiofarda – U.S. President Donald Trump referring to his withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear agreement has said Iran wants to negotiate a deal “so badly”. In a campaign rally speech in Cincinnati, Ohio, Trump said it was to protect American security that he withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA, as the nuclear accord is known. “Iran …

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Iran To Establish At Least 3 Factories In Syria Amid Economic Crisis

Radiofarda – Masan Nahas, head of the Iran – Syria Chamber of Commerce says Iran has agreed to open three factories in Syria before Eid al-Adha (August 12). Two of the factories are going to produce skimmed milk and medicine for cancer, and the third, will be a car manufacturing factory, Nahas told Al-Vatan newspaper. The development coincides with the …

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Tehran Moves Swedish-Iranian Scientist Sentenced To Death To Solitary Confinement

Radiofarda – A Swedish-Iranian medical doctor and researcher who has been in jail in Iran since 2916 on charges of “espionage” with a death sentence, has been moved to an unidentified place, the inmate’s wife told Radio Farda on Thursday August 1. Ahmad Reza Jalali (Djalali) was arrested by Iranian intelligence while visiting Iran to attend a scientific conference at …

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Iran’s Embattled Foreign Minister; What Next For Zarif?

Radiofarda – The U.S. Department of Treasury’s sanction against Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif came at the worst of times for him. The sanctions were announced on July 30, during a hard week when Zarif received a lukewarm reply from Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei to a letter in which he had complained about “insults and slander” levelled at him …

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Rebels, Militants Kill Dozens In Yemen’s Aden; Saudi Arabia Blames Iran

RFL/RE – Iran-backed Huthi rebels say they launched missile and drone attacks on a military parade in Yemen’s southern port of Aden, the headquarters of the Saudi-backed government, that killed more than 30 people. Security forces gather at the site of a deadly attack on a military parade in Aden, Yemen, on August 1. In separate tweets, Yemeni Prime Minister, …

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Iran: Prisoner of conscience flogged 100 times for ‘drinking alcohol and insulting Islam’

Amnesty – The flogging of Kurdish singer and prisoner of conscience Peyman Mirzazadeh 100 times demonstrates the shocking brutality of Iran’s justice system, said Amnesty International. Peyman Mirzazadeh had been sentenced to two years in prison and 100 lashes after being convicted of “drinking alcohol” and “insulting Islamic sanctities”. The flogging was carried out on 28 July and left him …

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Iran: 55 Years Imprisonment for Three Women Rights Activists

Iran Human Rights (IHR)- Iranian civil activists Yasaman Aryani, Monireh Arabshahi and Mojan Keshavarz, have been sentenced to long prison terms by Branch 28 of the Islamic Revolutionary Courts. They are all held in Qarchak (Gharchak) Prison. They were transferred to the court on July 31, 2019, to receive the verdict without the presence of their lawyers.  Each of the …

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