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Monthly Archives: June 2020

Iran: Child Protection Law Positive, but Insufficient

HRW – Iran’s recently approved law to protect children and adolescents is a small positive step forward but falls short of the fundamental reforms needed to meaningfully protect children’s rights, Human Rights Watch said today. On June 7, 2020, the Guardian Council, the body responsible for ensuring the compatibility of legislation passed by Iran’s parliament with the constitution and Iranian authorities’ interpretation …

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No Lawyers, No Justice: Attorneys Imprisoned in Iran for Defending Human Rights

CHRI – Two years after the prominent human rights attorney Nasrin Sotoudeh was arrested and imprisoned in Tehran, the Iranian judiciary’s continuing prosecution of independent lawyers under manufactured charges is laying bare the state’s disregard for international standards of law and due process. “The courts are colluding with intelligence agencies to go after lawyers so that any last hopes for defending due …

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List of Attorneys Imprisoned in Iran for Defending Human Rights

CHRI – Two years after the prominent human rights attorney Nasrin Sotoudeh was arrested and imprisoned in Tehran, the Iranian judiciary’s ongoing persecution of independent lawyers under manufactured charges is laying bare the state’s disregard for international standards of law and due process. “The crackdown is part of a decades-long campaign of muzzling individuals who challenge repressive state laws and policies,” said …

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Israel-Iran conflict enters tense waiting period until US election in November

Al-Monitor – For Israel, this coming November will be a turnaround month. With all due respect to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s West Bank annexation plans, Israel’s security forces are eyeing a far more distant issue, still the main strategic threat facing the country: The ayatollah regime in Iran. Israel is awaiting the US presidential elections, and so are the Iranians. The tense waiting period is …

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Kaldar cave in Iran estimated to date over 63,000 years

PayvandNews – Nearly one decade of archaeological surveys at Kaldar cave has concluded that parts of this western Iranian shelter date more than 63,000 years. “After a decade of studying the cultural evidence yielded from the three seasons of archeological excavations at Kaldar Cave, the recent results show that a Paleolithic layer in the middle of this the cave is …

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Writers, Artists In Iran Issue Call For Freedom Of Speech, Warning Of ‘Social Collapse’

Radiofarda – Referring to continued suppression of freedom of expression in the Islamic Republic, more than 300 Iranian writers, artists, academics, civil society activists, and journalists have warned that blocking all sorts of criticism and questioning the regime’s performance will lead to a “social collapse”. Given the inefficiency and corruption of the political system in Iran, a total social collapse …

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Iran Charity Founder Arrested For Allegations Of Insulting Leader – Statement

Radiofarda – In its first statement since the Sunday arrest of its founder and two members, an independent charity in Iran on Tuesday said that they were arrested because the Revolutionary Guard has targeted the group with serious security accusations. According to the statement by Imam Ali’ Popular Students Relief Society, IRGC’s Sarallah Headquarters which deals with civil unrest and …

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Workers At Iran’s Restive Industrial Complex On Strike For Second Week

Radiofarda – Workers at one of Iran’s most restive industrial units, the Haft Tapeh sugarcane complex resumed their strike for the eighth consecutive day on Monday, June 22. They are demanding three-month overdue wages and protesting the non-renewal of their social welfare and medical insurance, as well as lack of job security. According to the Haft Tappeh Sugarcane Workers’ Union, …

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