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Monthly Archives: June 2020

Iran Threatens ‘Appropriate Response’ If IAEA Adopts ‘Unconstructive Decision’

Radiofarda – Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi on Monday said any “unconstructive decision of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will receive an “appropriate response” from Iran. The Vienna-based UN nuclear watchdog’s governing body will hold a virtual meeting on Monday morning and Iran is likely to be the focus of the meeting. A resolution against Iran – if …

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Protesters In Tehran Call On Central Bank Governor To Step Down

Radiofarda – Hundreds of protesters gathered in front of the Iranian Central Bank’s headquarters in Tehran mid-day Sunday June 14 protesting about the losses they incurred as a result of a special rate of exchange the bank has devised for businesses. The protesters blamed inherent “inefficiency and embezzlement” in the NIMA system [Persian acronym for Consolidated System of Forex Transactions] …

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Fugitive Iran Judge ‘Demanded More’ When Offered A 500,000 Euro Bribe

Radiofarda – In the third court hearing of a major corruption case in Iran, more revelations were made about a fugitive judge who fled the country last year and is now in Romania. One witness told the court, “We offered Judge Gholamreza Mansouri half a million euros (about $562,000), but he demanded more.” The Media Center of the Islamic Republic …

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Former Lawmaker In Iran Being Tried For Voicing Criticism

Radiofarda – A preliminary court in Iran has found former outspoken female member of parliament guilty, and soon she will be put on trial. The case against Ms. Parvaneh Salahshouri, with numerous plaintiffs, and after preliminary investigations, has been referred to the court, Fars news agency reported June 14. Based on the indictment, Parvaneh Salahshouri, 55, is charged with “spreading …

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Upwards of 100 inmates executed in Iran since January 2020

Iran-HRM – More than 100 inmates have been executed in Iran from January to mid-June 2020. At least 30 of these executions have been announced by official and semi-official press and media, and the other 79 were carried out in secret. At least two women were hanged in January 2020.  One of them was identified as Maliheh Haj Hassani, hanged in …

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Iranian Political Prisoner Intimidated by Criminals Incited by Intelligence Ministry

Iran-HRM – Political prisoner Zahra Safaei was threatened with assault and murder in Qarchak Prison by ordinary criminals hired by the Ministry of Intelligence. Three prisoners incited by Ministry of Intelligence agents threatened Zahra Safaei to death on Sunday, June 13.Based on Article 69 of the State Prisons Organization’s regulations, authorities are required to divide prisoners Article 69 of the …

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New Case Fabricated Against Political Prisoner Maryam Akbari Monfared

Iran-HRM – Maryam Akbari Monfared was verbally summoned to the Evin Courthouse on Wednesday, June 10, to be arraigned with charges levelled in a new case recently filed against her. Ms. Akbari Monfared refused to appear in the courthouse as a gesture of protest to her lack of access to legal counsel and the authorities’ failure to send her a …

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Famed Iranian Actor Mohammad Ali Keshavarz Dies At 90

RFL/RE – Mohammad Ali Keshavarz, a legendary actor in Iranian film, theater, and television, has died at the age of 90 in Tehran. Keshavarz was hospitalized in early June with a kidney problem, after which he was placed in the intensive care unit due to a lung infection. The prominent actor had been ill since 1990 and hospitalized several times. …

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