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Monthly Archives: September 2019

Iran: Three Prisoners Hanged in One Day at One Prison

Iran Human Rights – Three men were hanged for drug-related charges at the central prison of the Iranian city of Urmia. According to the Iran Human Rights (IHR), on the morning of Wednesday, September 25, three men were hanged for drug-related charges at the prison of the Iranian city of Urmia (also known as Darya Prison). IHR could identify the …

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Striking Iranian Sugar Plant Workers Add Colleagues’ Freedom to List of Demands

CHRI – More than three years into ongoing strikes for unpaid wages and benefits, workers of Iran’s biggest sugar plant are now also calling for their imprisoned colleagues’ freedom. Hundreds of workers of the Haft Tappeh Sugarcane Agro-industrial Complex in the city of Shush, southwestern Iran, attended a fifth consecutive day of demonstrations on September 27, 2019, to protest the …

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Iran’s supreme leader says it’s time to move on from Europe

AL-Monitor – Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani is in New York meeting with European leaders and attempting to salvage the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the nuclear deal the United States exited in 2018. European leaders have been encouraging Rouhani to meet with Donald Trump while both are in New York in order to de-escalate tensions between the two countries. …

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Outspoken Lawmaker Ali Motahari Says It Is A Good Time For Iran To Negotiate

PayvandNews – An outspoken member of Iran’s parliament who often criticizes hardliners in the ruling establishment has said that now is a good time for Iran to negotiate with the United States. Ali Motahari was quoted by media in Iran as saying that because opponents of the Islamic Republic “were not able to agitate the people against the regime” and …

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Iranian Woman Deported Following Conspiracy Sentence

Radiofarda – An Iranian citizen who was brought to the U.S. to face criminal conspiracy charges has been deported back in her home country. Robert Richman, an attorney for 40-year-old Negar Ghodskani, told The Associated Press on Thursday that Ghodskani left Minnesota on Tuesday after she was sentenced to time served for conspiracy to illegally export restricted technology from the …

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FIFA Sending Delegation To Ensure Iran Allows Women Fans Into Match

Radiofarda – FIFA will send a delegation to Tehran to make sure women fans are admitted to the World Cup qualifying match between Iran and Cambodia on October 10. Former French World Cup winner Youri Djorkaeff told AFP on Thursday that he would be part of the delegation. “Iran is a hot topic and I am organising myself to be …

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Pentagon To Send Air Defense Systems To Saudi Arabia

Radiofarda – The United States says it will deploy a battery of Patriot battery missiles, four Sentinel radar systems, and about 200 support personnel to Saudi Arabia in the wake of a recent attack on the kingdom’s oil facilities that Washington has blamed on Iran. “This deployment will augment the kingdom’s air and missile defense of critical military and civilian …

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China Criticizes New U.S. Sanctions Over Iranian Oil Deals

Radiofarda – China on Thursday criticized the United States for imposing new sanctions on Chinese entities and people suspected of transferring oil from Iran, accusing Washington of “bullying”.China’s cooperation with Iran is legitimate and legal, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said.The U.S. Treasury Department said on Wednesday it was imposing sanctions on five Chinese nationals and six entities that …

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Khamenei Snubs European Mediation Initiatives

Radiofarda – Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has snubbed European’s mediation efforts between Tehran and Washington, saying “They pretend to be mediating and talk too much, which is all hollow words,” he said. Speaking to members of the Assembly of Experts at the end of their annual gathering in Tehran on Thursday September 26, Khamenei warned, “There is nothing …

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Iran Executes 11 People Including a Woman in Two Days

Iran-HRM – Iranian authorities hanged three inmates during the early morning hours of Thursday, September 26. The horrific executions of the prisoners identified as Rauf Azadikhah, Shahaboddin Mohammad Pour, and Ebrahim Ahmadi Pour were carried out in Urmia Prison, northwest Iran.All of the victims were sentenced to death on drug related charges. A woman identified as Leila Zarafshan was also hanged Thursday …

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