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Monthly Archives: February 2020

An update on arrestees of last November’s protests

HRANA – The nationwide protests of last November are the most significant events of 2019. During the November protests that lasted more than 10 days simultaneously in 719 spots in the country, at least 7133 people were arrested, hundreds died on the streets, and many protesters got gunshot wounds. 1. The trial of four residents of Kermanshah was on February 10, 2020. Three of them …

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US Senator Murphy met with Iran FM Zarif last week: Source

Al-Arabia – A US Senator held secret meetings with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif last week, according to an unnamed source briefed by the French delegation to the Munich Security Conference, reported the Federalist. Democratic Senator Chris Murphy is the latest Western official to meet Iranian regime officials in the months after Iran shot down a Ukrainian passenger plane …

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Iran Sentences Eight Environmental Activists On Charges Of Spying For U.S.

RFL/RE – Iran’s judiciary says it has issued prison sentences for eight environmental activists, including an Iranian who also has British and U.S. citizenship, on charges of spying for the United States and acting against Iran’s national security.Judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili says an Iranian appeals court issued “final verdicts” in their cases on February 18.Two of the activists, Morad Tahbaz …

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Kyiv Airport Monument Unveiled In Memory Of Victims Of Iran Plane Shoot-Down

RFL//RE — Ukrainian officials have unveiled a monument at Kyiv’s international airport to commemorate the victims of a Ukrainian airliner that was shot down by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps in Tehran last month. People lay flowers at the new memorial to the victims of Flight PS752 at Boryspil airport. The Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) Boeing 737-800 was shot down …

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IRAN: HUMAN RIGHTS IN IRAN: REVIEW OF 2019

This is Amnesty International’s annual report on the state of human rights in Iran during 2019, subdivided by key human rights themes. It is part of a regional review of the state of human rights in the Middle East and North Africa. Choose a language to view report https://www.amnesty.org/download/Documents/MDE1318292020ENGLISH.PDF

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Iran Parliamentary Election Explained: who is Competing, why Does it Matter?

Radiozmaneh – The 11th round of parliamentary elections in Iran will be held on February 21, 2020, with 290 seats to be filled for a four-year term through a nationwide vote. The Iranian Parliament is called “the Islamic Consultative Assembly” or “Majlis.” According to article six of the Islamic Republic’s constitution, the country’s affairs must be administered by reliance on …

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Iranian Accused of Violating US Sanctions Returns Home From Germany

VOA – An Iranian man accused of violating U.S. sanctions and detained in Germany has been freed and has returned to Iran after diplomatic efforts by Tehran, Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman said on Monday. The man, Ahmad Khalili flew home with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who had been in Germany to attend the Munich Security Conference, Iranian state …

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Snubbed by Gulf, Lebanon’s PM Diab Hosts Iranian Official

VOA – Lebanon’s Prime Minister Hassan Diab, who is getting the cold shoulder from Gulf Arab states, on Monday met Iran’s parliament speaker, the first senior foreign official to visit since Diab’s government took office. The heavily armed Hezbollah, an ally of Iran, is a main backer of Diab’s Cabinet, which took office last month after efforts failed to strike …

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Jailed Lawyer Of Political Prisoners In Iran Goes On Hunger Strike

Radiofarda – A prominent jailed attorney in Iran, who defended political prisoners, started a full hunger strike Sunday after one week of subsisting on a liquid diet. Amirslar Davoudi received a 30-year sentence and 111 lashes in June 2019 and now has gone on a full hunger strike to protest prison conditions. He was tried in an “Islamic Revolutionary Court” by …

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