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Monthly Archives: April 2020

Political Prisoner Extradited From Iraqi Kurdistan, Executed in Iran

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – Political prisoner Mostafa Salimi was hanged this morning at the Iranian city of Saqqez following his extradition from the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. He was sentenced to death for Moharebeh (waging war against God) in Iran 17 years ago, but escaped from prison together with many other prisoners under a prison riot 17, on March …

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Lake Urmia level rises by half a meter year on year

PayvandNews – Lake Urmia water level has increased by 50 centimeters compared to the same time last year, Farhad Sarkhosh, head of the Lake Urmia Restoration Program’s office in West Azarbaijan province, has announced.  According to the latest monitoring, the lake’s level has reached 1,271 meters and 64 centimeters, which is 50 centimeters higher than the last year’s level, he stated, …

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Death Certificates For Covid-19 Victims In Iran Must Be Issued By Revolutionary Guard

Radiofarda – A directive by Iran’s health authorities asking families to coordinate Covid-19 burials with the military authorities has led to questions and controversy. A letter by a health official leaked to social media April 8, showed that for obtaining death certificates “for Covid-19 victims or people suspected of having died because of coronavirus” families must contact the Islamic Revolution …

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Prominent Iran Lawmaker Demands Foreign Ministry To Summon China’s Ambassador

Radiofarda – Following a war of words between the Islamic Republic Ministry of health and Beijing’s Ambassador to Tehran, a prominent member of Majles (Iranian parliament) has called on the country’s Foreign Ministry to summon the Chinese envoy to protest his actions. The lawmaker in question is Ali Motahari, who is ending his term in parliament but in the last …

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Iranian Workers Get A ‘Humiliating’ Wage Increase

Radiofarda – After weeks of delays the Iranian government has offered workers a relatively small salary adjustment, which is half of the country’s 41 percent inflation rate. The government announced the minimum net monthly wage for the next 12 months to be a little more than 18 million rials. That sounds big, but according to the real, free market exchange …

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November protesters sentences; execution, imprisonment, and lashes

HRANA – The nationwide protests of November are one of the most significant events of 2019. During the November protests that lasted more than 10 days simultaneously in 719 parts of the country. At least 7133 people were arrested, hundreds died on the streets, and many protesters got gunshot wounds. HRANA has earlier published reports about the sentences of some of …

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Two more prisoners die of Covid-19 in dire prison condition

Iran-HRM – Two more prisoners died of Covid-19 in the Greater Tehran Penitentiary (GTP) .Their names are Mehdi Rabe’i and Lashkari Panah.With the two victims, the number of prisoners died of Covid-19 in this facility has reached eight since the outbreak. Hygiene conditions in the prison wards are reported as atrocious. Each room has a high number of prisoners cramped inside and many don’t …

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Oil Producers In OPEC+ Group Outline Plan To Cut Output, Expect U.S. To Join

RFL/RE – Representatives of OPEC, Russia, and other oil-producing countries have outlined a plan to cut production, a move meant to stabilize the global oil market shaken by the coronavirus pandemic.The group, known as OPEC+, said on April 9 after a nine-hour negotiating session that the plan calls for a cut in output by more than a fifth — about …

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Unannounced Executions Are Continued in Iran

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – IHR can confirm an execution was carried out on March 9 at the central prison of Zanjan city, Iran. The execution has not been announced by the authorities so far.  According to IHR sources, death-row prisoner Sirous Assadi was executed at Zanjan prison, 300 km north-west of the capital, Tehran. “Sirous was arrested for murdering …

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