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Monthly Archives: December 2019

Iran In 2019: Eroding Legitimacy, Unsolved Problems, Uncertain Future

Radiofarda – The year 2019 brought deadly floods that swept across Iran for nearly two months and demolished at least 25,000 houses and damaged another 60,000 as well as many other urban and rural structures, causing billions of dollars in losses, and ended with a nationwide unrest that reportedly left up to 1,500 dead and as many as 8000 in …

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Amnesty International Concerned Over ‘Torture’ Of Detainees In Iran, Issues Petition

Radiofarda – Amnesty International has once again voiced concern about torture and mistreatment of prisoners arrested during mid-November unrest in Iran and has called on concerned people to sign a petition. In a statement on December 28, the international human rights watchdog calling the arrests “arbitrary” warns that thousands of prisoners are at risk of being tortured. Amnesty International has …

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Detainees Deprived Of Due Process, More Claims Of Foreign Meddling In Iran Protests

Radiofarda – Iranian security forces are holding protest detainees in appalling conditions without due process while arresting more to prevent fresh outbursts and to prove their conspiracy theories about foreign meddling in the unrest. According to Radio Farda’s estimates, based on Iranian authorities’ statements since November 15 at least 8600 protesters have been detained in 22 Iranian provinces. Fearing a …

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Iraqi Protesters Shut Down Southern Oil Field

Radiofarda – Protesters in Iraq have shut down a southern oil field and forced a cutoff of electricity at the facility amid ongoing unrest that has wracked the capital and much of southern Iraq since public anger first boiled over nearly three months ago. Reuters reported that the demonstrators chanted, “No homeland, no oil!” as they forced the closure at …

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Iran blasts France for ‘interference’ over jailed academic

Al-Arabia – Iran on Sunday blasted France for its “interference” in the arrest of the jailed academic Fariba Adelkhah, two days after the French foreign ministry said it had summoned the Iranian ambassador to discuss the matter. France summonded on Friday the ambasador over the “intolerable” detention of two French academics, Adelkhah and Roland Marchal,  expressing “grave concern” that one was …

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Lebanese protest at new PM’s home, demand he quits

Al-Arabia – Dozens of protesters gathered outside the Beirut home of Lebanon’s new prime minister on Saturday, calling for Hassan Diab’s resignation less than 10 days after he was appointed. Lebanon is without a cabinet and in the grips of a deepening economic crisis after a two-month-old protest movement forced Saad Hariri to stand down as prime minister on October …

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Tehran Summons Kuwaiti Envoy To Protest ‘Anti-Iran Meeting’

RFL/RE – Iran has summoned Kuwait’s envoy to Tehran to protest what it called “an anti-Iran meeting” held by the oil-rich Persian Gulf nation’s officials. The Iranian Foreign Ministry on December 28 did not say what “separatist group” that Kuwaiti officials allegedly met with, but the ministry’s head of Gulf affairs condemned the meeting in his discussion with Kuwait’s charge …

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Blast Hits Military Parade in Yemen

VOA – A missile fired by Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi group struck a military parade in Yemen’s southern separatist-held town of al-Dhalea, killing at least five people and injuring others, Yemen’s Security Belt forces said on Sunday. No claim of responsibility was made and Houthi media did not immediately comment on the blast or accusation. The Security Belt forces are part …

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In Iran, It Is a Crime to Be a Christian

gatestoneinstitute.org – Three of the Islamist judges known to preside over the trials of Christians are Mashallah Ahmadzadeh, Mohammed Moghiseh, and Ahmad Zargar. The international community needs to consider imposing sanctions on them. Converts to Christianity from Islam, according the Iran’s Islamic law, can face the death penalty. The Iranian Islamist judges generally resort to verses from the Quran and Hadith (Muhammad’s …

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