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Monthly Archives: November 2019

Political Prisoner Denied Visit With Imprisoned wife

Iran-HRM – Political prisoner Hassan Sadeghi has been banned from visiting his wife who is also a political prisoner. The visit was cancelled because Hassan Sadeqhi, detained in Rajai Shahr Prison in Karaj did not accept to be taken for the visit in a prison uniform with cuffs on his hands and feet. Amin Vaziri, the presiding judicial official in …

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U.S. Security Leaders Warn About Russian, Iranian Interference In 2020 Polls

RFL/RE – Top U.S. intelligence and law enforcement officials have joined together to warn Americans about attempts by Russia, Iran, and other foreign “adversaries” to interfere with next year’s presidential election.“Our adversaries want to undermine our democratic institutions, influence public sentiment, and affect government policies,” the leaders of President Donald Trump’s administration on security matters said in a joint statement released on …

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Amid Torture Claims, Iranian Lawmakers Push For Ban On TV ‘Confessions’

RFL/RE – For years, Iran’s state broadcaster has aired so-called confessions by political prisoners that, according to right groups and former detainees, are extracted under duress. Maziar Ebrahimi told the BBC that he had agreed to “confess” to crimes dictated to him by Intelligence Ministry interrogators after being tortured for 40 days. But now a group of lawmakers wants to …

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Southern Iran Hit By Strong Earthquake, No Casualties Reported

RFL/RE – A 5.4-magnitude earthquake has struck the southern Iranian province of Hormozgan, state TV reports.The were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.The European-Mediterranean Seismological Center put the quake’s magnitude at 5.5, saying it struck at 11:10 a.m. on November 6. The earthquake was centered some 80 kilometers north of the port city of Bandar-e Lengeh and 120 kilometers west …

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Iran Stepping Back From Nuclear Deal With Increased Fordow Activity

VOA – Iranian media reported Wednesday that Iran has put a container containing 2,000 kilograms of uranium hexafluoride in its Fordow nuclear facility in order to begin injecting uranium gas into centrifuges. The move is Iran’s latest step away from the agreement it signed in 2015 with a group of world powers to limit its nuclear activity in exchange for …

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US Calls on Iran to Discuss Any Prisoner Swap Via Official Channels

VOA – A senior U.S. official has called on Iran to use an official channel to discuss its proposal to exchange several Americans held in Iranian prisons for a number of Iranians detained in the United States.  In a Monday interview with VOA sister network Alhurra, U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook said he would not comment publicly on …

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World must condemn appalling deterioration of human rights in Iran

Amnesty – The international community must publicly condemn the deterioration in Iran’s human rights record during the country’s upcoming review session at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on 8 November, Amnesty International said today. The organization urges states taking part in Iran’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) to denounce the widespread human rights violations and make concrete recommendations for …

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Iran’s Rouhani offers to talk with Saudi, Bahraini leaders

Al-Monitor- Iranian government spokesman Ali Rabiei has confirmed that President Hassan Rouhani has sent letters to the Saudi and Bahraini kings in an effort to resolve tensions with the two Arab countries. At a weekly press briefing in Tehran on Nov. 4, Rabiei said the letters embodied Iran’s strategy of “seeking peace and stability” in the region. The Iranian official noted that US …

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Renowned Persian Poet Mazaher Mosaffa Dies At 87

PayvandNews – Persian poet Mazaher Mosaffa, mostly famous for his odes, died of natural causes at his home in Tehran on Thursday October 31, 2019. He was 87. Persian poet Mazaher Mosaffa He was buried in his hometown of Tafresh on Friday, his daughter Golzar told the Persian service of ISNA.He received his primary school education at the Hakim Nezami School …

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Iran Lawmakers Discuss Rouhani Assuming ‘Acting Executive’ Powers

Radiofarda – A senior member of Iran’s parliament has confirmed ongoing discussions about President Hassan Rouhani assuming the role of an acting executive on behalf of the Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. In recent days there were reports and rumors of the possibility that Rouhani could be delegated executive powers by Khamenei to cope with the country’s pressing problems. Although Rouhani …

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