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Monthly Archives: February 2020

US Pushing For Renewal Of UN Arms Embargo On Iran

Radiofarda – The United States Mission to the UN in a media note February 13 called on the Security Council to renew international sanctions banning the sale of certain weapons system’s to Iran because of “its program of terrorism, nuclear extortion, and destabilizing behavior”. The Security Council has less than 36 weeks until the October expiration of the UN arms …

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Government Debt, Deficit, Money Supply Soar, Iran Central Bank Reveals

Radiofarda – The latest report from Iran’s Central Bank (CBI) released on Thursday indicates a steep rise in the volume of money supply and increased government borrowing from banks. According to the report, the volume of liquidity has risen to 20,262 trillion rials or $174 billion (free market rate) showing a growth of 28% and 56% in December 2019 compared …

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14 civil rights activists received long-term prison sentences

HRANA – A letter signed by 14 civil rights activists was published in July-August of 2019 demanding resignation of Ayatollah Khamenei.  After this letter was published, some of the signees were arrested and some were under pressure. Currently, Abdolrasoul Mortazavi, Mohammad Hossein Sepehri, Mohammad Nourizad, Javad Laal Mohammadi, Seyed Hashem Khastar, and Fatemeh Sepehri who signed this letter are still in detention and …

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Seven prisoners are on hunger strikes in Urmia and Evin prisons

HRANA – Amir Salar Davoudi, attorney detained in Evin Prison, has been on hunger strike from February 9, 2020, protesting not being granted a furlough. In a note published on February 12, 2020, Amir Salar Davoudi explained his motives to go on hunger strike protesting authorities refused to grant him a furlough and added “I have been incarcerated for 15 …

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A report on Fatemeh (Mary) Mohammadi

HRANA – Fatemeh (Mary) Mohammadi, is a detained Christian convert and the former prisoner. She was studying English translation at Islamic Azad University North Tehran Branch but on December 21, 2019, she was banned from entering the university and was told that she has been banned from studying there. First arrest Fatemeh Mohammadi was arrested on November 18, 2017, for …

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Israeli missile attack on Damascus kills Syrian, Iranian fighters: Monitor

Al-Arabia – A missile attack launched from Israel on military targets near Damascus overnight killed three Syrian and four Iranian fighters, a war monitor said Friday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the strikes on the Damascus airport area had killed at least three Syrian soldiers and four members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps. Syria’s air defenses intercepted and downed several …

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Imprisoned lawyer Amir Salar Davoudi goes on hunger strike

Iran-HRM – Amir Salar Davoudi has sent out an open letter from prison, announcing that he has started a hunger strike since February 9, 2020. On the reason of his hunger strike, Amir Salar Davoudi wrote: “Because the authorities have not made any decision on my furlough, and particularly because they have not agreed with it, I will continue my …

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Security, Political Leaders Gather In Munich Amid Global Tensions, Conflicts

RFL/RE – Some 35 heads of state and government, security leaders, and diplomats are set to attend the Munich Security Conference, which begins on February 14 at a time of high tensions amid allies and long, bloody conflicts elsewhere. French President Emmanuel Macron, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg are expected at the event, which runs …

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