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Monthly Archives: November 2019

Iran: Man Hanged at Borujerd Prison

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – A man was hanged at the central prison of Borujerd city last Thursday. According to IHR sources, on the morning of November 5, prisoner Karam Sedghi was hanged at the central prison of Borujerd city, Lorestan province.  “He killed a person by a firearm four years ago. It was an honour killing case,” a well-informed …

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The High Risks of Soleimani’s Solution for Iraq

gatestoneinstitute.org – If the Tehran media are to be believed Soleimani defeated the Israeli army in 2006, crushed Bashar al-Assad’s opponents in Syria and dismantled ISIS’s so-called “Caliphate” in Iraq and Syria while installing stable governments in Beirut, Damascus and Baghdad. To me, at least, it is clear that Soleimani has achieved virtually nothing in Syria apart from helping prolong …

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UN Panel Asks Iran To Protect Women, Minors And Improve Human Rights

Radiofarda – A United Nations panel of 33 member states reviewed Iran’s human rights record in Geneva on Friday and voicing criticism offered their recommendations to improve women’s and minority rights and stop capital punishment. The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group has made similar recommendations in the past but the human rights situation in Iran has shown little or …

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Iran’s Nuclear Brinksmanship Is Bound To Backfire

Radiofarda – What could Iran’s ayatollahs be thinking? On November 5th, Iranian president Hassan Rouhani announced that his government was planning to restart sensitive nuclear work prohibited under the 2015 nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). (The regime has since done so, injecting uranium gas into its centrifuges at its nuclear enrichment facility at Fordow.) …

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Iran Minister Holds Instagram Show To Defend His Reputation

Radiofarda – In a live Instagram video show, Iran’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) minister has responded to accusations of nepotism and influencing government contracts. The youngest member of President Hassan Rouhani’s cabinet, Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi, insisted that behind recent accusations of nepotism against him are some telecommunication providers who engage in fraudulent activities that he had been fighting …

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Jailed Rights Defender Says Prison Or Not, It Makes No Difference In Iran

Radiofarda – “In an era of injustice in Iran, being behind bars, or not, makes no difference”, the renowned imprisoned Iranian lawyer and human rights activist Nasrin Sotoudeh, has told French publication, L’Obs, previously known as Le Nouvel Observateur. L’obs has introduced Ms. Sotoudeh as the number one enemy of the Islamic Republic of Iran, adding she is a tiny, …

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Iran says it is now enriching uranium to five percent

Al-Arabia – Iran said Saturday it is now enriching uranium to five percent, after a series of steps back from its commitments under a troubled 2015 accord with major powers. The deal set a 3.67 percent limit for uranium enrichment but Iran announced it would no longer respect it after Washington unilaterally abandoned the agreement last year and re-imposed crippling …

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Amid heightened violence during protests, Iraqi PM promises new electoral reform

Al-Arabia – Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi said on Saturday that the government and judiciary will continue to investigate deaths and that all detainees will be released, promising a new electoral reform “in the coming few days.” This comes after ten people were killed in Iraq’s southern city of Basra during overnight protests where security forces used live gunfire …

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Iran says prepared to show footage of UN inspector incident

Al-Arabia – Iran said Saturday it is prepared if necessary to release footage of an incident with a UN nuclear inspector last week that led to it cancelling her accreditation. Spokesman for Iran’s atomic agency Behrouz Kamalvandi said “if needed we will even present the footage of this.” He said during a press conference that the Iranian government “legally speaking” …

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Authorities break up mixed-gender party in north Iran, arrest 13

Iran-HRM – Officials in the northern city of Kelardasht in Mazandaran Province say 13 young men and women were arrested Thursday in a “mixed-gender night party”, according to the state-run Fars news agency. Fars known to be affiliated to the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) said six women and seven men were arrested in a night party where alcohol was being served …

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