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Monthly Archives: November 2019

Banks, schools shut down as protesters maintain roadblocks amid tight security

Al-Arabia – Banks and schools were shut down across Lebanon on Tuesday as protesters continued to block roads, while dozens of others gathered near the Palace of Justice in central Beirut demanding an independent judiciary. Several protesters prevented bank employees, as well as judges and lawyers, from entering their places of work nearly a month into protests that erupted due …

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Iraq expresses regret at protester deaths, defends handling of unrest

Al-Arabia – Iraqi officials expressed “deep regret” on Monday at the death of protesters during weeks of unrest but defended Baghdad’s handling of the situation. Nearly 300 people have been killed in Iraq since the protests against political corruption, unemployment and poor public services began on October 1. At a UN review of member states’ human rights records in Geneva, …

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‘YOU? Really?’: Iran’s Zarif scorns EU warning over nuclear deal

Al-Arabia – Europeans have failed to fulfill their own commitments to Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted on Tuesday, in response to a warning by the EU that urged Tehran to stick to the pact or face consequences.European countries have been trying to persuade Tehran to stick to the deal, under which it agreed to curbs …

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At Least Two Prisoners Were Prepared for Execution in Urmia Prison

HRANA – On November 11, 2019, at least two prisoners of Urmia Prison were transferred to solidarity confinement cells to get prepared for execution. They were sentenced to death earlier due to their murder felonies. One of them was identified as Mehdi Mostafazadeh. If they fail to get the victims’ family’s consent, they will be executed in few days. According …

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A Prisoner Died in Custody Due to the Prison Medical Malpractice

HRANA – On November 10, 2019, a prisoner died in Urmia Prison due to lack of medical treatment and negligence of the prison authorities. He was in prison since 2015 on the charge of murder. Maran Khamoui was a prisoner of the public ward 15 of Urmia Prison. According to a close source, he was sick for a week, but …

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Three People were Sentenced to Death and Lashes in Tehran and Isfahan

HRANA – Iranian authorities sentenced three prisoners to death and lashes on the charge of drug felony and sexual assault. Two prisoners were sentenced to death in Najafabad Prison in Isfahan in the past few days. 33-year-old Majid Rezaipour, and 37-year-old Afshin Rezaipour, are in prison for drug felony. Moreover, according to Khorasan newspaper, a 25-year-old man was sentenced to …

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Iran Denies Unrest After Death Of Poet

RFL/RE – An Iranian provincial official has accused foreign media of misrepresenting overnight funeral gatherings for a popular poet in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz as anti-government protests.Amateur videos posted on social media appeared to show dozens protesting in the streets of Ahvaz, the capital of the oil-rich province of Khuzestan, after the death of poet Hassan Heydari. ۱۹ …

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European Signatories Call on Iran to Reverse Actions Against Nuclear Deal

VOA – France, Germany, Britain and the European Union say they are “extremely concerned” about Iran’s renewed uranium enrichment activities and what they call “regrettable acceleration of Iran’s disengagement” from commitments it made under the 2015 agreement regarding the country’s nuclear program. In a joint statement released Monday, the foreign ministers urged Iran to reverse all of the measures it …

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200 Film Personalities Condemn Censorship in Iran: “Our Profession Has Been Under Attack”

CHRI – More than 200 members of Iran’s film industry signed an open letter dated November 2, 2019, condemning state censorship and demanding  “freedom of expression and thought” in the Islamic Republic. Most of the signatories are based in Iran including Jafar Panahi (director), Nasser Taghvaie (director), Mohammad Rasoulof (director), Rakhshan Banietemad (director), Niki Karimi (actress) and Hamid Farrokhnejad (actor). Those based abroad include …

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