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Monthly Archives: October 2019

British-Iranian Mother Sends Letter From Iran’s Notorious Prison

Radiofarda – In a letter from Tehran’s Evin prison, Iranian-British mother, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has accused the Islamic of Iran of putting her “on auction” for its “political ends and demands.” The letter, widely circulated on Wednesday, October 2, on social media, reflects the despair of the 40-year-old mother of one who has been behind bars since April 3, 2016. Zaghari-Ratcliffe …

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Iran says two border crossings to Iraq closed due to unrest

Al-Arabia – Two border crossings to Iraq, including one widely used by Iranian pilgrims, have been closed because of unrest in Iraq, the semi-official news agency Mehr quoted Iran’s border guards commander as saying on Thursday.General Qasem Rezaei said the Khosravi and Chazabeh crossings had been closed since late Wednesday, Mehr reported. Anti-government protests have turned violent in recent days in …

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Ships with one mln tons of grain stuck outside Iran’s ports in payment crisis

Al-Arabia – More than 20 ships carrying around one million tons of grain are stuck outside Iranian ports as US sanctions create payment problems and hamper the country’s efforts to import vital commodities, sources directly involved in the trade said. Trading companies such as Bunge and China’s COFCO International have been hit by payment delays and additional costs of up …

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Iran Human Rights Monitor Monthly Report – September 2019

Iran Human Rights Monitor Monthly Report – September 2019 Introduction An Iranian female football fan died a week after setting herself on fire outside a courtroom, after learning she may face six months in prison for trying to enter a stadium, the state media reported in early September. Sahar Khodayari, 29, died at a hospital in Tehran in early September. …

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Iranian political prisoner couple denied visit each other

Iran-HRM – Iran authorities hve banned Iranian political prisoner couple Fatemeh Mossanna and Hassan Sadeghi from visiting each other in prison. The ban was ordered because Hassan refused to wear prisoner clothes and shackles for the transfer. The ban was ordered because Mr. Sadeghi did not accept to wear the prisoners’ garb and be transferred with shackles and handcuffs. The …

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Iran security forces violently attack landfill protesters

Iran-HRM – The State Security Force attacked and detained villagers in the Kordmir Village of Chardangeh, protesting a 14 year old landfill in the northern village of Chahardangeh. Residents of the village located in the city of Sari, Mazandaran Province were violently beaten and detained during Tuesday’s Chahardangeh landfill protests. Local sources said that security forces used tear gas to …

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Iranian security forces arbitrarily killed Baluch teenager

Iran-HRM – Iranian security forces in Sistan and Baluchestan Province Baluchistan killed a teenager after opening fire on his vehicle on Sunday, September 29. The victim, Meysam Nodratzehi, 18, was porting fuel, near the border region of Saravan in Sistan and Baluchestan province. One of the witnesses said, “After security forces opened fire, Meysam’s car caught fire. Meysam tried to …

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Rohani: Iran Backs European Plan To Bolster Nuclear Deal

RFL/RE – Iranian President Hassan Rohani has said Iran supports a plan by European powers to bolster a nuclear deal, which the United States withdrew from last year.Rohani said on October 2 that the plan put forward by French President Emmanuel Macron includes preventing Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons, securing its support for regional peace, lifting U.S. sanctions, and the …

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Iran, Saudi Arabia Reportedly in Contact, Despite Official Saudi Denial

VOA- Iran and Saudi Arabia are reportedly in contact following a destructive drone attack on a Saudi oil refinery, despite denials from Riyadh. Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani told al-Jazeera TV on Tuesday that Tehran “welcomes any negotiations with Saudi Arabia … because talks with Riyadh can resolve many regional problems and issues.” Iran’s government spokesman Ali Rabiei told journalists …

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Iranian Children of Non-Iranian Fathers to Get Citizenship

VOA – Iran’s state TV says the constitutional watchdog has ratified a bill granting citizenship to children of Iranian mothers but non-Iranian fathers. Wednesday’s ratification came after parliament approved the bill in May following decades-long demands by rights activists. Under the new law, children born to Iranian mothers will be eligible for Iranian citizenship. Until now, more than 100,000 children …

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