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Monthly Archives: July 2020

Newly unearthed workshops may push back history of Isfahan by millennia

PayvandNews – Archaeologists have unearthed the ruins of two workshops, estimated to date from the Parthian era (247 BC – 224 CE), in Isfahan in a significant discovery that may push back the history of the central Iranian city in time by millennia. “The structures of two Parthian workshops – one, relating to a metal melting kiln and the other to a …

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Internet disrupted in Iran province as police disperse rally

(AP) — Police dispersed protesters in southwestern Iran angry over the Islamic Republic’s anemic economy amid a U.S. sanctions campaign, a news report said on Friday, and internet access to the wider region was disrupted as demonstrators shared videos of the rally. Internet-access advocacy group NetBlocks.org reported the disruption affecting Iran’s oil-rich Khuzestan province late Thursday. The outage coincided with …

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IOPHR Demands the overturning of death sentences of the three protesters.

Shabtabnews – Following the statement of IOPHR on 27th June requesting for Urgent Action against death sentences issued against protesters, Hamid Gharagozloo the representative of the International Organisation to Preserve Human Rights (IOPHR) in Washington, D.C. in an interview in Kalam TV highlighted the importance of global twitter campaign to stop the carrying out of the death sentence against the …

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Iran suggests it will crack down on expected protests

Al-Arabia – Iran promised on Friday to deal “decisively” with further protests over economic hardship, a day after security forces fired teargas to disperse demonstrators in the southwestern city of Behbahan. In a statement on Friday, the police urged people to “vigilantly refrain from any gathering that could provide a pretext for the counter-revolutionary movement”, accusing “enemies” of whipping up discontent. …

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Washington ‘troubled’ by Iran sentencing young woman to flogging: State Department

Al-Arabia – The United States is “troubled” by Iran’s sentencing of a young woman to flogging for her participation in a protest, a senior State Department official told Al Arabiya English on Thursday. Mary Mohammadi, 21, was condemned in April to 10 lashes and three months in prison, after being arrested during a demonstration against the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC)’s downing …

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European Aviation Agency Warns Airliners Of Risks Flying Over Iran

Radiofarda – The European Aviation Safety Agency has warned airliners flying over Iran of the danger of being accidently targeted by Iran’s anti-aircraft defense system, seven months after a Ukrainian jetliner was shot down over Tehran. “Due to the hazardous security situation, and poor coordination between civil aviation and military operations, there is a risk of misidentification of civil aircraft,” …

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Hundreds Of Iranian Political Activists Urge Chief Justice To Free Prisoners With COVID

Radiofarda – In a letter to Chief Justice Ebrahim Raeesi on Wednesday, nearly five hundred political activists living in Iran and in exile abroad have urged him to order the release of prisoners infected with the coronavirus, including the prominent human rights activist Narges Mohammadi. The letter signed by many prominent activists expresses concern about the spread of coronavirus in …

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Iran Military Insists Only Eight Servicemen Killed In All Israeli Air Raids In Syria

Radiofarda – The senior spokesman of Iran’s Armed Forces has insisted that only eight Iranian servicemen have been killed in Israeli airstrikes against Iranian military bases in Syria in recent years. An Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC)-linked news agency, Fars, cited Brigadier General Abolfazl Shekarchi as denying on Thursday, July 16, reports that “hundreds” or even “thousands” of Iranians had …

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Iran’s Former Queen Condemns Death Sentence of Three November Protesters

Radiofarda – In a statement on Wednesday, the exiled Queen of Iran Farah Pahlavi condemned the impending execution of three young men in Iran for participating in nationwide protests against the rise in the price of gasoline in November 2019. The exiled Queen warned that the death sentences will only add to people’s anger and make them want revenge. “This …

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