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Monthly Archives: May 2020

Meeting on The Human Rights violations of the Iran government, and the plight of prisoners of conscience, and religious minorities in Iran.

Shabtabnews – Today in a virtual meeting attended by various speakers including – Ambassador Sam Brownback , the US Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom , about the plight  of prisoners of conscience, and religious minorities in Iran. During this meeting which was attended by Dr Hamid Gharagozloo the representative of IOPHR (International organisation for preservation of human rights), made a presentation on …

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Doctors And Nurses Died As Iran Ignored Virus Concerns

AP — They are regarded as heroes, their fallen colleagues as martyrs. But for doctors and nurses still dealing with Iran’s growing number of coronavirus infections, such praise rings hollow. While crippling sanctions imposed by the U.S. left Iran ill-equipped to deal with the fast-moving virus, some medical professionals say government and religious leaders bear the brunt of the blame …

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Iran Holds Funeral For Victims Of Naval Accident, No Explanation About Cause

Radiofarda – Iran on Tuesday buried the victims of an apparent friendly-fire incident during a naval exercise that killed nineteen sailors and wounded 15 others, without offering any explanations about the cause of the accident. Admiral Amir Sayyari, Deputy Coordinating Commander of Iran’s regular army and Admiral Amir Khanzadi, Commander of the Army’s Naval Force, participated in the funeral which …

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US Official Tells Zarif ‘Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is’ Regarding Prisoners

Radiofarda – Acting Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security has responded to Iran’s foreign minister on the issue of prisoner’s by telling him to act to take back Iranian citizens he wants repatriated. In recent days Mohammad Javad Zarif and other senior Iranian officials have been raising the issue of a possible prisoner swap with the United States, particularly speaking about …

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Israel Remains Focused On Iran’s Presence In Syria Despite Virus

AFP -Comments last week from an unnamed Israeli defense official that Iran was reducing its presence in Syria sparked fierce debate about Tehran’s next moves and how the Jewish state should respond. Iran policy will inevitably be a top concern for the Israeli government to be sworn in Thursday, a unity coalition agreed after more than a year of unprecedented …

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COVID-19: Iran Allows All Mosques To Open Temporarily As Restrictions Ease; Russia Reports Nearly 11,000 New Cases

RFL/RE – The global death toll from the coronavirus is some 286,000 with more than 4.1 million infections confirmed, causing mass disruptions as governments continue to try to slow the spread of the new respiratory illness. Here’s a roundup of COVID-19 developments in RFE/RL’s broadcast regions. Iran All mosques in Iran will reopen temporarily on May 12 in another step …

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Political prisoners on hunger strike in northwest Iran prison

Iran-HRM – Two political prisoners, Ebrahim Khalil Sediq Hamedani and his son, Salar Sediq Hamedani, have started a hunger strike in the Central Prison of Urmia since Saturday, May 1, 2020. The hunger strike is in protest to the false promises made by the prison’s warden, Mehr-Ali Farhang. After the outbreak of the coronavirus two months ago, there have been …

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Political Prisoners’ Children Turn Homeless after Their House Confiscated

Iran-HRM – The regime’s Execution of Imam Khomeini’s Order confiscated the home of political prisoners Fatemeh Mosanna and Hassan Sadeghi. The husband and wife have been in prison for the past four years. The Execution of Imam Khomeini’s Order known as “Setad” is under the direct control of Khamenei and seized the assets of political prisoners, religious minorities, and other …

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Concerns About Hedayat Abdollahpour After Transfer to Unknown Location

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – Hedayat Abdollahpour, a political prisoner sentenced to death, was transferred from Urmia Central Prison to an unknown location on, May 9, 2020. Osman Mozayan and Maziar Tataei, lawyers representing the political prisoner on death row, told IHR: “We referred Hedayat Abdollahpour’s case to the Western Azerbaijan (Urmia) branch of the Amnesty and Pardon Commission but …

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IRAN: UNIVERSITY STUDENT AT RISK OF TORTURE: ALI YOUNESI

Amnesty – Iranian university student Ali Younesi has been arbitrarily detained since 10 April 2020. His family believes he is being held in Tehran’s Evin prison, where he has been denied access to a lawyer and permitted only two brief telephone calls to his family. The Iranian authorities have not provided clear reasons for his arrest. He is a prisoner …

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