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Monthly Archives: December 2019

Ali Ahmadi, a Baha’i citizen, Was Sentenced to 11 Years Imprisonment

HRANA – On December 2, 2019, Ali Ahmadi, a Baha’i citizen, was sentenced to an 11-year prison term by Qaemshahr Revolutionary Court. On November 20, 2018 he was arrested by security forces. He was transferred to solidarity confinement at Kachoui Detention Center in Sari. On January 2, 2019, after 43 days of imprisonment, he was temporarily released on 150 million …

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Three Prisoners Were Executed in Urmia and Zahedan

HRANA – In the morning of December 3, 2019, two prisoners were executed in Urmia Prison. They were transferred to solidarity confinement cells a day before to get prepared for the execution. Morteza Ashrafi and Ali Mahmoudpour, prisoners of Urmia Prison, were sentenced to death earlier on the charge of murder. On the same day, a prisoner was executed in …

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Seven Civil Rights Activists Were Sentenced to 29 Years Imprisonment

HRANA – On December 4, 2019, Moin Hajizadeh, Raha Ahmadi, Leila (Khadijeh) Mirghafari, Armin Sourani, Mohammad Abolhasani, Saman Zandian, and Vahid Ghadirzadeh were sentenced to 29 years imprisonment, combined. On November 10, 2019, they were tried at the Branch 15 of Tehran’s Revolutionary Court headed by judge Abolghasem Salavati. Saman Zandian and Moin Hajizadeh were sentenced to eight years in …

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Neda Naji Was Sentenced to Five Years and Six Months Imprisonment

HRANA – On December 4, 2019, the Branch 28 of Tehran Revolutionary Court headed by judge Mohammad Moghiseh sentenced Neda Naji to five years and six months in prison. Based on the Article 134 of Iran’s Islamic Penal Code, the charge with the highest penalty will be considered; this means that Neda Naji should serve five years in prison. The …

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Woman executed in Iran for killing “attempted rapist”

Iran-HRM – An Iranian woman convicted of murder, in a killing that reports indicate was a self-defense against a rapist, was hanged Wednesday. Somayeh Shahbazi Jahruyi was hanged at dawn on Wednesday for the 2013 killing of a man she accused of trying to rape her. The 33-year-old walked to the gallows after failing to secure a reprieve from the murder …

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Europeans Scold Iran For Developing Nuclear-Capable Projectiles

RFL/RE – France, Germany, and Britain have voiced concern to the UN’s secretary-general that Iran has developed a ballistic-missile system capable of delivering a nuclear weapon in violation of the international body’s Security Council resolution. A letter the three countries circulated widely at the UN on December 4 stated that “Iran’s development of nuclear-capable ballistic missiles” was inconsistent with a …

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Israel’s Netanyahu To Press Pompeo For More Pressure On Iran

RFL/RE – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is heading to Portugal to meet with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and call for increased pressure on Iran. “We’re seeing the Iranian empire totter,” Netanyahu said on December 4 before departing for Lisbon, citing anti-government demonstrations in Iran, Lebanon, and Iraq. U.S. President Donald Trump has imposed “tremendous” sanctions on Iran, …

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US Navy Seizes Suspected Iranian Missile Parts Set for Yemen

VOA – A Navy warship has seized a “significant cache” of suspected Iranian guided missile parts headed to rebels in Yemen, U.S. officials said Wednesday, marking the first time that such sophisticated components have been taken en route to the war there. The seizure from a small boat by the U.S. Navy and a U.S. Coast Guard boarding team happened …

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