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Monthly Archives: June 2020

COVID-19: Iran Daily Deaths Exceed 100 For First Time In Two Months

RFL/RE – The number of deaths from COVID-19 in Iran has exceeded 100 for the first time in two months, the country’s Health Ministry said on June 14. Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari announced 107 coronavirus fatalities in the past 24 hours, raising the overall death toll to 8,837. She said the number of infections had reached 187,427, with 2,472 …

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Iran: Five Men Executed in One Day at Rajai Shahr Prison

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – Five death-row prisoners were hanged on Wednesday, June 10, at a prison in a Karaj city, near the capital. According to the Iranian newspaper, Hamshahri, five people were executed on June 10, 2020, at Rajai Shahr prison. All of them were sentenced to qisas (retribution in-kind) for murder charges. IHR sources could identify two of them …

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Khamenei’s final act: Persecuting Iran’s religious minorities (Part 1)

christianpost.com – The recent disturbing rise of violent acts against religious minorities in Iran — the internal exiles and transfers of Gonabadi Sufis to COVID-19 infested wards of prisons, the burning of a Christian cemetery, setting fire to Mordeci’s shrine and widespread negative propaganda against Jews, arrests and sentencings of Baha’is in different cities, smear campaigns against Sunni Sufis, to …

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Iran Reacts Angrily To UN Report On Origin Of Arms Used In Saudi Attacks

Radiofarda – Tehran has dismissed a United Nations report presented by the secretary general about the Iranian origin of missiles used in strikes against Saudi Aramco oil processing plants in May 2019. A Reuters report said on June 12 that that the agency has access to a report by UN Chief Antonio Guterres that stresses the missiles used in the …

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Too Many Recent Fires In Iran Raise Concern Of Deliberate Arson

Radiofarda – A series of mysterious blazes and wildfires in the past 45 days across Iran have puzzled the Islamic Republic authorities, citizens and observers alike. Local news outlets say a fire at the Saint Mary Church of Hamadan has been contained. The fire broke out on early Friday, June 12, a month after an ancient monument in the same …

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Iran’s Zarif Sees Trump Favorite To Win US Election

Radiofarda – Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Saturday that U.S. President Donald Trump still has a good chance of being re-elected thanks to his strong support base, despite his declining support in recent months. “The biggest mistake in human sciences is to predict, especially in fluid and grave conditions. But allow me to venture a prediction that …

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UPDATE: Romanian Court Postpones Extradition Of Wanted Prosecutor To Iran

Radiofarda – A Romanian court on June 12 postponed the extradition of Gholamreza Mansouri, a judge and former prosecutor arrested in Bucharest and wanted by Iran for corruption. A complaint against him has also been lodged in Germany by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) for human rights violations including mass arrest of journalists in 2013. Mansouri is currently held at a …

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U.S.-Indicted Dealmaker For Venezuela’s Maduro Detained On Way To Iran

RFL/RE – A Colombian businessman indicted by U.S. authorities as the chief money launder for Nicolas Maduro’s regime in Venezuela has been detained in the African island archipelago of Cape Verde. Alex Saab was detained on June 12 as his San Marino-registered jet made a refueling stop in Cape Verde on its way from Caracas to Iran. U.S. Justice Department …

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