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Monthly Archives: November 2019

5 Protesters Dead in Violence Over Key Baghdad Squares

VOA – Iraqi security forces fired live ammunition and tear gas in renewed clashes with anti-government protesters in central Baghdad on Friday, killing three people, while Iraq’s top Shi’ite religious leader warned its government to heed calls for sweeping political reforms. Separately, a bomb placed under a car exploded near a central square, killing two protesters and wounding 10 others, …

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Iran: Man Executed at Bandar Abbas Prison

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – A man was hanged for murder charges at the southern Iranian city of Bandar Abbas Thursday. According to IHR sources, on the early morning of Thursday, November 14, a man was hanged at the central prison of the Iranian city of Bandar Abbas. His identity was revealed by IHR sources as Salman Babanzadeh, 33, from …

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Iran: Man Hanged at Maragheh Prison

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – A man has been executed for rape charges earlier this year. According to HRANA, at a time between the end of April and beginning of May, a prisoner was hanged in Maragheh prison. His identity was revealed as Vahid Nedamat, 21, from the Iranian city of Maragheh. Neither Iranian authorities nor media announced his execution.  IHR reported earlier about …

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Honor Student Barred from Completing Graduate Studies Because of His Religious Faith

CHRI – Siavash Hayati, spokesman for the minority Yarasan faith, was prohibited from completing his master’s degree and expelled from Razi University in Kermanshah, western Iran, for refusing to renounce his religious beliefs. “At the university’s security office and the office for graduate studies, they told me to change my declaration of faith and write down I’m a Muslim, otherwise there was nothing …

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2022 World Cup qualification: Lackluster Iran suffer late loss against Iraq

PayvandNews – Iran national football team suffered a second successive loss in the 2022 World Cup qualification, losing to Iraq 2-1 on Thursday. Iran national football team In the match held in neutral venue Amman, Mohanad Ali gave the Iraqi team the lead from the edge of the six-yard area in the 11th minute after the Iranian defenders failed to …

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Iran chief banker warns against speculation as currency prices surge

PayvandNews – The governor of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) has warned the people against engaging in fresh round of speculative trade of foreign currencies, saying a slight weakening of Iran’s rial over the past days is nothing to worry about. cartoon by Mohsen Zarifian Abdolnasser Hemmati said on Thursday that “nothing special” had happened with regard to the …

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Imprisoned Iranian Dervishes Say They Will Continue Hunger Strike Till Death

Radiofarda – Seventy-two imprisoned Gonabadi Dervishes in Iran who are on hunger strike in protest to the restraints imposed on Nour-Ali Tabandeh, the leader of the Gonabadi Sufi order, have said that they are determined to continue their hunger strike. The Dervishes began their hunger strike two weeks ago after the news of the ninety-two-year-old Tabandeh’s refusal of food and …

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Iran Pardons 32 Journalists, Students, Political Prisoners For The First Time

Radiofarda – A spokesman for the Iranian Judiciary says the Islamic Republic’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has pardoned 32 journalists and students who have been in jail “for security-related reasons.” Gholamhossein Esmaeili, said Khamenei pardoned the activists on Thursday November 14, a day before Prophet Mohammad’s birthday based on a request made by Judiciary Chief Ebrahim Raeesi. Pardoning criminals and …

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Iraqis Chant Slogans In Baghdad Against Iran After Football Win

Radiofarda – An Iraqi demonstrator runs as he carries a tear-gas canister during ongoing anti-government protests in Baghdad, November 14, 2019. People in Baghdad took to Tahrir (Liberation) Square in downtown Baghdad the epicentre of recent anti-regime protests Thursday evening when their football team beat the Iranian team 2-1 in the 2020 World Cup Qualifiers played in the Jordanian capital …

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IRGC Intelligence Chief Warns Against ‘Infiltration’ In Parliamentary Elections

Radiofarda – IRGC Intelligence Chief Hossein Taeb has warned against “infiltrators” entering the Iranian Parliament in the upcoming elections in February, amid tensions between President Hassan Rouhani and the country’s hardliners. Speaking at a gathering of election supervisory boards on Thursday, November 14 in Mashhad in north-eastern Iran, Taeb said the IRGC Intelligence Organization will prevent “Counter-revolutionaries and corrupt individuals” …

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