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Monthly Archives: February 2020

Iran Executions: Three Men Hanged in Kermanshah

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – Three prisoners were hanged on February 5 at the Iranian city of Kermanshah. Iranian authorities and media remain silent about the executions. According to IHR sources, on the morning of Wednesday, February 5, 2020, three prisoners were hanged at Kermanshah prison -also known as Dizel-Abad prison. IHR could identify two as Shahab Naderi (22) and …

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Appeals Court Upholds Baseless Prison Sentences Against Wildlife Conservationists

CHRI – Prison Terms Range from 4-10 Years Based on No Evidence and False “Confessions” February 18, 2020 – The Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) condemns the Iranian appeals court’s decision to uphold lengthy prison sentences against eight wildlife conservationists detained since January 2018 without due process on charges that were refuted by three major Iranian state agencies including the Intelligence Ministry. …

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Iran’s most powerful hardline clerics to reunite in Assembly of Experts election

Al-Monitor – Another race will be held concurrently with Iran’s parliamentary vote: The Assembly of Experts’ midterm election. The Assembly of Experts is an 88-member clerical body in Iran tasked with choosing and monitoring the next supreme leader. Candidates must have a certificate of Sharia expertise or pass an exam from the Guardian Council on Islamic jurisprudence to run. Meanwhile, many believe that the hard-liner-dominated council …

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Guards’ Commander Says Iran’s Air Defenses More Accurate Than Advanced Countries

Radiofarda – The Chief Commander of Iran’s Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) has claimed that his country’s air defenses are “more accurate” than those of advanced countries and that Iran had readied “hundreds of ballistic missiles for simultaneous launch after the killing of Qods Force Commander Qassem Soleimani by an American drone. Gen. Hossein Salami made the remarks 40 days after …

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International Watchdog To Review Iran’s Status On Anti-Terror, Money Laundering Laws

Radiofarda – A Financial Action Task Force (FATF) meeting which has started in Paris is expected to review the situation of Iran’s commitment to international regulations against money laundering and financing terrorism also called the AML/CFT. The FATF meeting attended by over 800 delegates from 205 countries will continue until Friday February 21. International organizations such as the UN, International …

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FIFA Demands Iran Allow Women To Attend All Football Matches

Radiofarda – In a new letter addressed to the Islamic Republic authorities the international soccer body FIFA says Iranian women have to be allowed to enter all football stadiums across the country to watch men’s matches. According to the local news websites, “House of Football” and “Mashreq News,” in the letter FIFA has stressed that the Football Federation of the …

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Iran Minister Signals Willingness To Hand Over Ukrainian Plane’s Black Boxes

Radiofarda – Iranian Minister of Road and Urban Development says if the Aircraft Accident Investigation Board of Iranian and Ukrainian experts failed to read the black boxes of the Ukraine International Airlines’ (UIA) plane downed in January over Tehran, the flight recorders would be sent to a third country. The three-year-old Boeing 737-800, flight 752 operated by the UIA took …

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Beaten During Arrest Prominent Iranian Female Activist On Hunger Strike

Radiofarda – An Iranian human rights organization on Monday reported that student and women’s rights activist Bahareh Hedayat who was arrested a week ago is on hunger strike and her health is deteriorating. The website of Human Rights Activists in Iran (HRANA) on Monday reported that Hedayat who was transferred from Vozara Detention Center to the notorious Qarchak Prison in …

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Blackouts Caused By Shortage Of Natural Gas, Iran Officials Say

Radiofarda – The Spokesman of Iran Electrical Power Industry on Monday said a shortage of fuel for power plants is responsible for blackouts in Tehran and several other cities across Iran. In the past few days unannounced power cuts, as well as Internet disruptions, have affected many businesses, banks, homes and even caused heavy traffic jams in Tehran and Tabriz. …

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