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Monthly Archives: July 2020

Iran Parliament Decision To Distribute $600 Million ‘Free Asphalt’ Ticket To Corruption

Radiofarda – Critics say the ratification of a controversial motion by Iran’s hardliner-dominated parliament that obligates the government to distribute free asphalt (Bitumen) worth around $600 million to contractors will lead to massive corruption. On Wednesday, lawmakers approved the outlines of the motion despite much protest from critics. Free distribution of asphalt produced by refineries to contractors was included in …

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Key Lawmaker: Blast In Iran’s Enrichment Site Was Due To Security Breach

Radiofarda – A member of the Iranian Parliament’s National Security Committee says the blast at Iran’s main nuclear establishment in Natanz on July 2 was caused by a “security breach”. A satellite image showing a building at Natanz enrichment facility before (R) and after a July 2, 2020 incident. Courtesy: Iran International TV The Persian word Javad Karimi Qoddousi has …

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Iran Lawmakers Appoint Controversial Ahmadinejad Ally To Head Court Of Audit

Radiofarda -Iran’s Parliament on Wednesday elected a controversial politician known as an associate of the former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as the new head of its supervisory arm, the Supreme Court of Audit. Mehrdad Bazrpash who is a former Basij militia leader, lawmaker and vice president in the government of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was elected with 158 of the total 244 votes …

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Iran’s Deteriorating Economy, Raging Coronavirus Have Raised Fears Of Renewed Street Protests

RFL/RE – A provocative street protest in southwestern Iran last week that was critical of the Islamic establishment has many predicting more demonstrations are coming amid the country’s faltering economy and anger over the handling of the coronavirus pandemic.People in the city of Behbahan chanted anti-government slogans including “Mullah’s regime, we don’t want it!” before the July 16 protest was …

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Tortured Teenager Threatened With Rape of Girlfriend in Prison

Iran-HRM – Abolfazl Karimi, a teenager arrested during the November 2019 protests, recently wrote a letter stating that he had been tortured during interrogation and threatened with the rape of his girlfriend. Aborfazl Karimi was born on November 27, 2001. He was a worker and the only breadwinner of his family. He was under 18 years of age at the …

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Iran Appeals Court Upholds 31-Year Total Sentence For Baha’is

Iran-HRM – An Appeals court in Fars Province, southwestern Iran, sentenced 12 followers of the Baha’i faith to a total of 33 years in prison. A court Shiraz, the capital of Fars Province, sentenced four Bahai’s on July 21 to a total of eight years in prison. The men and women have been identified as Farham and Shahnaz Sabet, Farzan …

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Shocking Conditions Inside Overcrowded Women’s Ward of Sepidar Prison

Iran-HRM – According to a report received from the Women’s ward of Sepidar Prison, inmates held in overcrowded wards are at increasing risk of a health catastrophe as the Covid-19 pandemic sweeps through Iran’s jails. As the temperatures soar to 50C in the city of Ahvaz in Khuzestan Province, accounts by inmates provide a glimpse of conditions in this facility. …

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