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Monthly Archives: January 2020

Iran: Eight Men Hanged on the First Day of the New Year

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – Eight men were hanged on the early Wednesday morning, January 1st,  at Rajai-Shahr prison, near Tehran. They were all sentenced to qisas (retribution) for murder charges. The execution of a juvenile offender was postponed for a month.   According to IHR sources, on the early morning of Wednesday, January 1, eight men were executed at Karaj city’s …

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Wearing Out a Welcome in Iraq

responsiblestatecraft.org – The scene in the Green Zone in Baghdad easily evokes memories of Tehran forty years ago. A U.S. embassy in the Persian Gulf region is under siege by an angry mob.  The protestors, predominantly young, break through the outer walls of the compound as U.S. diplomats take refuge in a safe room. President Trump implicitly extends the parallel …

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Shahla Riahi, Actress and Iran’s First Female Director, Dies at 92

PayvandNews – Veteran Iranian theater, cinema and television actress, Shahla Riahi, who was also the county’s first female director, has passed away at the age of 92. Shahla Riahi: 1927-2019 Riahi’s son confirmed to IRNA news agency that his mother had died on Tuesday night.Born in Tehran on February 7, 1927, Shahla Riahi, whose real name was Ghodratzaman Vafadoost, began her …

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