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Monthly Archives: July 2020

Two Kurdish Political Prisoners Executed Despite “Serious Questions” in the Case

CHRI – Politically Motivated Executions in Iran Continue to Increase Despite serious questions regarding evidence of guilt, two Kurdish political prisoners, Diako Rasoulzadeh and Saber Sheikh-Abdollah, were executed in the Central Prison in Oroumiyeh, western Iran, on July 14, 2020. The two men were executed without prior notice to their families or legal representatives, an attorney for one of the …

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Intel: Trump joins chorus of Iranians urging halt to imminent political executions

Al-Monitor – President Donald Trump today joined the online chorus of Iranians warning the government against the imminent execution of three young men sentenced to death after participating in last year’s mass protests against rising gasoline prices. “Three people have been sentenced to death in Iran for participating in protests,” Trump tweeted in Farsi under the “don’t execute” hashtag. “Their …

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Iran COVID-19 updates, July 15: 2,388 new cases, 199 deaths

PayvandNews — The Iranian Health Ministry announced 2,388 new cases of infection with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the past 24 hours, putting the total number of cases in the country at 264,561. Speaking at a daily press conference on Wednesday, Health Ministry Spokeswoman Sima Lari put the death toll from the coronavirus in Iran at 13,410, saying the disease …

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Iranian dissidents call for regime change and for observation of human rights

Shabtabnews – According to FoxNews tens of thousands of Iranian dissidents and supporters of regime change are expected to gather for a virtual summit this week — as the U.S. continues to ramp up the pressure on the regime in Tehran over its terrorist activities. https://www.foxnews.com/politics/iranian-dissidents-summit-overthrow-as-us-pressure-tehran Furthermore, growing number of members of US congress have called on the Iranian regime …

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Iranian Rights Activist Says She, Her Cellmates Suffering From COVID-19 Symptoms

Radiofarda – Imprisoned Iranian human rights activist Narges Mohammadi says she has been suffering from symptoms similar to those of COVID-19 — the illness caused by the coronavirus — including coughs, fatigue, diarrhea, and loss of smell, and has complained that authorities have not released the results of her test. In a letter from prison published online on July 13, …

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Official In Iran Says Sanctions ‘Have Broken Economy’s Back’

Radiofarda – A provincial official in Iran has said that ignoring the impact of sanctions on the country’s economy is “the wrong approach” and he emphasized that sanctions “have broken the back of the economy.” The political deputy of Bushehr province governor Majid Khorshidi told a gathering on Tuesday, July 14 that “We used to see this approach from the …

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Iran Drops India From Railway Project As China’s Shadow Looms In Background

Radiofarda – The media in India say Iran has dropped India from a railway project that will connect Chabahar, a would be trading hub in southern Iran to Zahedan, the capital of Sistan-Baluchistan Province. The Hindu reported on Tuesday July 14 that the reason for setting aside India from the project is New Delhi’s delay in funding. The Economic Times also …

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Radio Presenter Lashed For Disclosing Info Against Iran MP

Iran-HRM – A radio presenter and expert was lashed 74 times on June 27 for disclosing information on “receiving a bribe in one of the oil transactions”. Sajjad Sadeghi was arrested by the Ministry of Intelligence last year for disclosing information about receiving a bribe in an oil deal and was sentenced to three sentences of 74 lashes upon the …

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Iran Executes Two Kurdish Inmates Tortured to Confess

Iran-HRM – Iran executed two Kurdish Inmates on Tuesday in the central prison of Urmia despite serious concerns that they were tortured into making bogus confessions. The two prisoners, Diako Rasoulzadeh and Saber Sheikh Abdollah who were sentenced to death by the Revolutionary Court in Mahabad for “enmity against God” and being members of of the Komala, a banned Iranian …

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Kurdish Political Prisoner Not Heard from for Weeks Since Announcing COVID Symptoms

CHRI – Kurdish political prisoner Zeinab Jalalian, who has had a history of serious and untreated medical problems during her long imprisonment in Iran, has not been heard from for weeks since she told her family that she may have contracted COVID-19 virus. “We have not heard from her for 20 days,” Zeinab’s father Ali Jalalian told the Center for Human Rights in …

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