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Monthly Archives: February 2020

Iran Police Targeting ‘Indecently Dressed Mannequins’ In Shop Windows

radiofarda – A Tehran Police official on Friday said indecently dressed mannequins that weaken “the culture of modesty and hijab” and “promote immorality” will be removed by the police from shop windows. Colonel Nader Moradi, Deputy Commander of the Greater Tehran Police for Supervision of Commercial Venues, said the Police will implement its program to “regulate clothing retailers” in Tehran …

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Poll In Canada Shows 76 Percent Support More Sanctions On Iran

radiofarda – A poll released on Wednesday showed that 76 percent of Canadians surveyed would support Ottawa’s increased sanctions on the Islamic Republic, in the wake of last month’s downing of a civilian airliner by Iran’s military, which killed many Canadians. The new Ipsos poll, exclusively conducted for the Global News, also notes that 89 percent of the participants in …

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British Envoy Returns To Tehran, Says Britain To Address Iran’s Economic Worries

radiofarda – In a video posted on Instagram on Thursday, Britain’s ambassador to Iran who left the country following his brief arrest by Iranian security forces three weeks ago said he is back in Tehran after planned meetings with the foreign minister and other high-ranking officials of his country. The British envoy, Robert Macaire, was arrested for “instigating and organizing …

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Russia Says Syrian Air Defenses Nearly Hit Airliner Coming From Iran

radiofarda – An Airbus A320 airliner with 172 passengers on board has made an emergency landing in the Russian-controlled Khmeimim air base after Syrian air defenses nearly hit it, Russian news agencies have quoted a Defense Ministry spokesman as saying. The Syrian air defenses were trying to repulse an Israeli attack near Damascus, Igor Konashenkov was quoted as saying on …

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The Return Of Pro-Iranian Militia Fighters To Afghanistan Fuels Fears In Kabul, Washington

rferl.org – When Syria’s civil war erupted, Iran’s powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) recruited, trained, and deployed thousands of Shi’ite fighters to prop up the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. Among them was the Fatemiyoun Brigade, comprised mainly of Afghans from the country’s Shi’ite Hazara minority. From 2011, the IRGC recruited thousands of Afghan migrants and refugees within its …

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U.S. ‘Outraged’ By Violence Against Protesters In Iraqi City Of Najaf

rferl.org – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said Washington was “outraged” by violence against protesters in the Iraqi city of Najaf and he urged Baghdad to “immediately address legitimate grievances.” Pompeo’s statement on February 6 comes day after at least eight Iraqi protesters were killed when supporters of influential Shi’ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr stormed an anti-government protest camp …

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Absolute lack of info on fate of detainees abducted in November

iran-hrm – Nearly three months past the November 2019 protests in Iran, civil activists and families of some of those arrested during the protests say of having absolutely no information on the fate of their arrested relatives. Many families are extremely concerned that their children might be among those killed in the protests since they have not contacted home since …

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Iran Court Upholds Long Prison Sentences Of Anti-Hijab Women Activists

radiofarda – A Court of Appeals of Tehran has upheld prison sentences of three women for defying the forced veiling laws but reduced it to a combined 31 years and seven months from an earlier total of 55 years and six months. According to Amir Raeesian who represents Monireh Arabshahi and her daughter Yasamin Ariany, the Court of Appeal issued …

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Two Arrested In Iran For Spreading False Coronavirus News, Hospitals On Alert

radiofarda – Iran’s Cyber Police officials on Thursday said two individuals who spread false news about coronavirus outbreak in Kurdestan and Hormozgan provinces have been arrested. According to the Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA), Ramin Pashaei, Social Deputy of Iran’s Cyber Police (also known as FATA), has said that an individual who claimed that a coronavirus victim was hospitalized in …

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U.N. Watchdog Sees No New Iranian Violations Of Nuclear Deal

radiofarda – Iran has not taken further steps to violate its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers since it renounced last month all restraints imposed by the agreement, the head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency said on Wednesday. “After the fifth step, there hasn’t been any follow-up,” said Raphael Grossi on his first official visit to Washington since becoming …

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