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Monthly Archives: November 2019

Iran security forces violently disperse protesters raising death toll to 29

Al-Arabia – Videos of Iranian security forces dispersing protesters across the country using live ammunition, water cannons and tear gas have been widely circulated on social media, causing the death toll since protests erupted on Friday due to gas hikes to reach at least 29, according to media reports. A policeman died Sunday after being shot in a clash with …

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Several killed by security forces in Iran protests over gasoline prices

Iran-HRM – Iran’s security forces have shot dead at least eight protesters and wounded over a dozen more as protests erupted across the country over a hike in gasoline prices. On Friday evening, the state security forces opened fire on a demonstration in Sirjan (south-central Iran), killing at least one protester and wounding many protesters. Ruhollah Nazari Fath abad was shot in …

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Iraqi Protesters Seize Strategic Bridges In Baghdad, Move Closer To Green Zone

RFL/RE – Anti-government protesters have seized control of a strategic square and two bridges in central Baghdad as they moved closer toward their goal of seizing the heavily fortified district that is the seat of the Iraqi government. Security officials and demonstration leaders said an activist involved in the protest movement was shot dead early on November 16 in northwestern …

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Iran TV: Supreme Leader Supports Gas Price Increases

VOA – Iran’s supreme leader Sunday backed the government’s decision to raise gasoline prices and called angry protesters who have been setting fire to public property over the hike “thugs,” signaling a potential crackdown on the demonstrations. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s comments came as authorities apparently shut down the internet across Iran to smother the protests in about two dozen cities …

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Aras Amiri Tried to Educate British People About Iranian Culture. Now She’s Serving a 10-Year Prison Sentence in Iran

CHRI – The family of Aras Amiri, a young Iranian woman who is serving a 10-year prison sentence in Iran because she worked for the British Council, has responded to a statement by the country’s Intelligence Ministry banning all Iranians from working for the UK-based charity and cultural relations organization. “Aras was in contact with senior officials at the Culture …

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Legal Expert Says Sweden Has Authority to Prosecute Iranian Man Connected with 1988 Mass Executions

CHRI – Legal experts weighing in on the arrest in Sweden on November 9 of Hamid Nouri (also spelled Noury), who allegedly participated in the 1988 extrajudicial mass killings of prisoners in Iran, note that Swedish courts have the authority to investigate and prosecute individuals accused of crimes against humanity in other countries. “According to International law, Sweden has a responsibility to prosecute …

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Lawyer Protests Unjust Sentence by Refusing Sham Appeal Process, Demands Judicial Review

CHRI – Imprisoned attorney Amirsalar Davoudi, the latest human rights attorney to be sentenced to a lengthy prison term in Iran for doing his job, is demanding a judicial review after refusing to appeal his sentence on trumped-up charges. In June 2019, a preliminary court convicted the human rights lawyer of “collaborating with an enemy state through interviews,” “propaganda against the …

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Three Men Executed in Northern Iran

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – Three prisoners were executed on Sunday and Tuesday at the central prison of the northern Iranian city of Rasht, Gilan province. According to IHR sources, on the morning of Sunday, November 10, two prisoners were hanged at Rasht prison. Another prisoner was also executed on Tuesday, November 12. All were sentenced to death for murder …

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Man Executed in Southern Iran

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – A man was hanged at the central prison of the Southern Iranian city of Bushehr Wednesday. According to HRANA, on the morning of Wednesday, November 13, prisoner Mohammad Hossein Soltani was hanged at Bushehr prison in southern Iran.  He was arrested five years ago for murdering his sister’s husband.  Out of the 110 people who …

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Old Tricks and the Iraqi Genie

gatestoneinstitute,org – They claim since force cannot impose democracy, it was wrong for the US to invade Iraq and dislodge Saddam Hussein. They ignore the fact that though force cannot impose democracy, impediments to democracy can, and have been, removed by force. Iraqi officials wonder how so many Iraqis, including many statistically-classed illiterates, manage to send and receive text messages …

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