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Monthly Archives: November 2019

Ahwazi Arab Dissident Poet Suspiciously Dies in Iranian Hospital

Iran-HRM – A young popular dissident poet has died in hospital – sparking impromptu protests and vigils from hundreds of people in in Ahvaz, the capital southwestern Khuzestan province. Hassan Heydari, a young popular dissident poet, died in the city’s Shafa hospital under suspicious circumstances a month after his arrest by Iranian authorities. Hassan Heydari was initially arrested last year …

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Iranian Political Prisoner Begins Fresh Hunger Strike in Tehran Jail

Iran-HRM – Soheil Arabi, a political prisoner held in Evin Prison, has gone on hunger strike to demand treatment for Arash Sadeghi who has been denied medical access and hospital transfer by the authorities. He announced the hunger strike from Tehran’s Evin prison in a letter on November 7, saying that he had started a dry hunger strike since November 14 and …

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Rohani Touts Arms Sales As Benefit If Iran Sticks To 2015 Nuclear Deal

RFL/RE – Iranian President Hassan Rohani, in a thinly veiled appeal to hard-liners, says staying in a 2015 nuclear deal with world powers will allow Tehran to restart weapons sales and purchases abroad. In an address on November 11 in southwestern Iran, Rohani noted that “by continuing the nuclear deal, we will reach a huge political, defensive and security goal.” …

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EU Labors to Keep Nuclear Deal Alive After New Iran Moves

VOA – European Union foreign ministers on Monday debated ways to keep the Iran nuclear deal intact after the Islamic Republic began enrichment work at its Fordo site in a fresh act of defiance that seems likely to spell the end of the painstakingly crafted international agreement. At talks in Brussels, the EU powers that signed the 2015 Iran nuclear deal …

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UN Urges Electoral Reforms, Release of Protesters in Iraq

VOA – The United Nations Assistance Mission to Iraq warned Sunday of the need for timely, tangible results in the government’s response to protests that began in early October, and offered a roadmap to address some of the demonstrators’ demands. The U.N. office issued a statement saying that within a week the government should release all protesters who have been …

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Iran: Man Hanged at Shiraz Prison

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – A man was hanged at the central prison of Shiraz city last Monday. According to IHR sources, on the morning of Monday, November 4, prisoner Hossein Asgari was hanged at Shiraz Central Prison (also known as Adelabad prison).  A human rights group, Nafad Dar Ghafas, has reported that Hossein Asgari was arrested three years ago …

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Rouhani Heckled During Speech, Shoots Back At Iran’s Hardliners

Radiofarda – Demonstrators protesting President Hassan Rouhani’s policies heckled Iran’s president during a speech in the city of Yazd in central Iran on Sunday November 10. Rouhani said “the voice of these young men is not the voice of the people,” and called on his supporters “not to allow America’s demands be voiced by these individuals.” Although Rouhani said protestors …

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Iran Rejects Reports Of IAEA Finding Traces Of Uranium At A Site

Reuters -Iran’s Foreign Ministry on Sunday rejected as a “trap” reports that the International Atomic Energy Agency, the U.N.’s nuclear watchdog, found traces of uranium at an Iranian site that Israel called a “secret atomic warehouse”. Two months after Reuters first reported that samples taken at the site had shown traces of uranium, the IAEA on Wednesday told member states …

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Outspoken Political Prisoner In Iran Moved To Unknown Location

Radiofarda – The Islamic Republic authorities have moved an outspoken political prisoner, Farhad Maysami, from Tehran’s infamous Evin prison to an unknown location, reports say. The news initially appeared on a Telegram Channel that supports an imprisoned teacher, Mohammad Habibi. Two weeks ago, Evin authorities deprived Maysami and Habibi of receiving visitors after they protested their unbearable condition behind bars. …

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