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Monthly Archives: June 2020

Iranian Labor Activist Flogged, Detained for Celebrating May Day

Iran-HRM – Rasoul Taleb Moghaddam, a labor activist and member of the Syndicate of the Workers of Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company (SWTSBC) was flogged 74 times today before being taken to prison to begin serving his sentence. Rasoul Taleb Moghaddam was flogged 74 times after his presence at the Branch 1 of the Implementation of the Verdict Unit of Evin …

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Jailed, Ailing Iranian-Swedish Doctor’s Wife Says Iran Ignored His Release Appeals

VOA – The wife of an Iranian-Swedish medical doctor detained in Iran in 2016 and later sentenced to death for alleged espionage says Iranian officials have ignored her ailing husband’s request for leave from a coronavirus-afflicted prison.   In a Friday phone interview with VOA Persian from Sweden, Vida Mehran Nia said Iran’s judiciary has offered no response to release requests …

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Iranian Lawmaker Says 230 People Were Killed In November Unrest

RFL/RE – A senior Iranian lawmaker said on June 1 that 230 people were killed in anti-government protests in Iran in November, state news agency IRNA reported.It is the first time that an Iranian lawmaker has given a death toll in the unrest, which was sparked by an increase in the price of petrol. The four days of unrest was …

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Venezuelan President Says He Will Visit Iran To Sign Energy Agreements

RFL/RE – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says he will visit Iran shortly to sign cooperation agreements in energy and other sectors after Iran sent five fuel tankers to the South American country.“I am obliged to go to personally thank the people,” Maduro said on June 1 in an address broadcast on state television. He did not provide a date for …

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Women’s Boxing Banned In Iran’s Khuzestan Province

RFL/RE – Khuzestan has become Iran’s first province to officially ban women’s boxing. The move comes just over a year after Sadaf Khadem became the first Iranian woman to compete in an official boxing match. She now trains in France. (file photo) “Any activity in women’s boxing is prohibited in the province,” the head of Khuzestan’s boxing board, Hamid Zanganehmanesh, …

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Iran officials weigh in on US protests

Al-Monitor – In today’s Iran media review, Iranian officials have called out the United States over its response to peaceful protests.  Protesters rally against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in Portland, Oregon, US, May 31, 2020. Photo by REUTERS/Terray Sylvester. In a role reversal, Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi issued a statement expressing support for protests …

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Two Commercial Flights Make Emergency Landings In Iran Due To Technical Issues

Radiofarda – Two Iran Aseman Airlines (IAI) flights had to make emergency landings in Iran due to technical issues at Tehran Mehrabad Airport and Ahvaz Airport on Saturday and Sunday due to technical issues. Speaking to the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) on Sunday evening Seyed Mahdi Razzaz, Director-General of Khuzestan Province airports said flight 833 of Iran Aseman Airlines …

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East Syria Strike Kills 5 Iran-Backed Fighters: Monitor

AFP -An air strike in eastern Syria on Sunday killed five non-Syrian fighters backed by Iran, a Britain-based war monitor said. The strike targeted three military vehicles belonging to Iran-backed paramilitary fighters near the Iraqi border, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The monitor did not say who was behind the attack near the border town of Albu Kamal. …

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Canada Continues Pressure On Iran To Hand Over Black Boxes Of Downed Airliner

Radiofarda – Canada and four other countries are still trying to pressure Iran to release the flight recorders from a Ukrainian passenger plane shot down in January over Tehran, Transport Minister Marc Garneau says. As Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800 took off from Tehran’s Imam Khomeini international airport on January 8, heading for Kyiv, two Islamic Revolution Guards Corps’ missiles …

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Iran’s Interior Minister Covers up November Protest Death Toll

Iran-HRM – Nearly seven months after Iranian authorities killed at least 1,500 protesters in November 2019, a senior regime official for the first time admitted to the killing of around 200 protesters. While downplaying the real number of the death toll, the regime’s interior minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli said on May 30 that the number of those killed was around 200.In an …

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