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Monthly Archives: January 2020

Iran Executions: Man Hanged at Zanjan Prison

iranhr.net – A death-row prisoner was hanged at the Iranian city of Zanjan on Sunday, January 26. According to IHR sources, death-row prisoner Sobhan Karimi was hanged on January 26, 2020, at Zanjan Central Prison. Zanjan is a city and the capital of Zanjan Province which lies 300 km north-west of Tehran.  “Sobhan Karimi was sentenced to death around four …

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Top Commander Sees Increased Iran Threat in Afghanistan

voanews – KABUL, AFGHANISTAN – There has been an increase in Iranian activity in Afghanistan that poses a risk to American and coalition troops there, a senior U..S. commander said, as the threat from Tehran continues to churn across the Middle East.      Marine Gen. Frank McKenzie, the top U.S. commander for the Middle East made an unannounced visit …

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Iran Appeals Court Upholds 41-Year Total Sentence For Seven Teachers

radiofarda – An Appeals Court In Iran has upheld the prison sentences of seven teachers for participating in nationwide tachers’ protests and strikes in October and November 2018 in North Khorasan Province. According to a report distributed on social media by Council Of Teachers’ syndicates, a Revolutionary Court had sentenced the seven teachers from North Khorasan Province to a total …

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Iran Halting All Arrivals From China, Repatriating Iranians Grounded In Wuhan

radiofarda – Iran’s Health Minister on Friday said Iran is imposing a ban on all arrivals from China. Authorities say the six people suspected of coronavirus infection have all been cleared. In a tweet on Friday Dr. Saeed Namaki said he has asked First Vice-President Es’haq Jahangiri to officially communicate a ban on all air, land and sea arrivals from …

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U.S. Raises Injury Toll In Iran Attack For Fourth Time, Now Says 64 Hurt

rferl.org – The U.S. military has once again raised the number of U.S. service members who suffered traumatic brain injuries in Iran’s missile strike on an Iraqi base earlier this month. Pentagon spokesman Thomas Campbell said that as of January 30, “a total of 64 U.S. service members have been diagnosed with mild traumatic brain injury, or TBI.” In remarks …

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U.S. Announces New Swiss Humanitarian Channel To Iran

rferl.org – The U.S. government announced on January 30 that it had successfully completed transactions for the benefit of Iranian medical patients using a payment mechanism through Switzerland that bypasses the Iranian government. Designed to get humanitarian exports to the Iranian people, the system ensures no revenue or payment is transferred to Iran, whom Washington accuses of misusing such channels …

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Iranian Media Confirm Quds Force Involvement In Foreign Conflicts

rferl.org – Iran’s hard-line establishment is trying to ensure through a state propaganda campaign that the foreign operations branch of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and its assassinated commander are not forgotten. Major General Qasem Soleimani — the late commander of the IRGC’s Quds Force — was targeted and killed by a U.S. air strike in Baghdad on January …

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British Officials: Vessel On Fire In Persian Gulf Off Sharjah In UAE

AP —A vessel in the Persian Gulf caught fire Wednesday night, prompting a warning from British naval officials to “exercise extreme caution.” The United Kingdom’s Maritime Trade Operations said the fire struck a vessel northwest of Sharjah, an Emirati sheikhdom. It offered no other information about the vessel. Emirati officials said they were working to put out the blaze on …

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Plane Crash Victims’ Families Complain Of Harassment By Iranian Officials

Radiofarda – Iranian officials at Tehran international airport have harassed the relatives of the victims of the Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) plane crash that killed all 176 onboard, a Canadian-based dentist and writer, Hamed Esmaeilion, has revealed. Hamed Esmaeilion, who has lost his wife and daughter disclosed on his Facebook page January 27, that Tehran International Imam Khomeini airport’s officials …

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