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Monthly Archives: July 2020

Iran Executions: Prisoner Executed in Shiraz Central Prison

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – A prisoner sentenced to retribution in kind (death) on charges of premeditated murder, was executed in Shiraz Central Prison. According to Iran Human Rights, the identity of the man executed in Shiraz Central Prison today, has been established as Amirabbas Salehi, 36, from Marvdasht. An informed source has told IHR that “Amirabbas was sentenced to …

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Imprisoned Rights Activist Narges Mohammadi May Have COVID-19 Virus, Husband Says

CHRI – Imprisoned human rights activist Narges Mohammadi and other cellmates have displayed symptoms of the coronavirus during the past week in Zanjan Prison, 210 miles west of Tehran, but have not been tested. “For the past six days, Narges and several other prisoners have suffered numbness, pain in their bones and fatigue and now, since yesterday (July 6), they have lost …

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Nine Iranian MPs test positive for coronavirus

Al-Monitor – Iran has seen its coronavirus infections and related deaths continue to rise as the virus spreads across the country. According to Health Ministry Spokesperson Sima Sadat Lari, total infections have exceeded 250,000. In the last 24 hours, there have been over 2,000 new coronavirus infections and 221 deaths, a record number of deaths for a daily period. Two days ago, Iran …

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Why Iranians, rattled by suicides, point a finger at leaders

csmonitor.com – First the wounded veteran, then the unpaid security guard, then the hungry child. The powerful images of hopelessness came one after another, creating mounting waves of shock for Iranians who may have thought themselves inured to tales of desperation, destitution, and political angst. Yet decades after Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution seized power in the name of “social justice” …

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Amnesty International Calls For Immediate Release Of Anti-Hijab Activist

Radiofarda – In a letter to the head of the Islamic Republic’s Judiciary on Monday, July 6, Amnesty International (AI) called for the immediate and unconditional release of a civil rights and a women’s rights activist. Saba Kordafshari, an activist who took part in s campaign against compulsory hijab was arrested in Tehran in August 2018 and transferred to Qarchak …

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Iran Lawmaker Accuses IAEA Investigators Of Spying At Natanz Nuclear Facility

Radiofarda – An ultra-conservative member of Iran’s parliament on Tuesday accused the U.N. nuclear watchdog investigators of “spying” and “infiltration” in Iran’s nuclear facilities and said the information they collected had contributed to the explosion at Natanz nuclear facility on July 2. Javad Karimi-Qoddousi made the comments to the Parliament’s Mellat News Agency before a meeting of the National Security …

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Incident At Iran Nuclear Site Discussed In Parliament Commission Meeting

Radiofarda – Iranian parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission spokesman Abolfazl Amouei says his committee held a meeting Tuesday evening to investigate the recent “accident” at the uranium enrichment facility in the city of Natanz. The meeting was attended by top officials, including the Minister of Intelligence Mahmoud Alavi, his deputies, senior members of the Army Air Defense Command, …

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Iran Exiled Crown Prince Calls Proposed Iran-China Accord ‘Despicable’

Radiofarda – In a statement on Tuesday, Iran’s exiled Crown Prince Reza Pahlavi condemned a planned 25-year agreement Iran is seeking to sign with China. “The regime dominating our country is seeking to sign a despicable 25-year agreement with China to plunder Iran’s natural resources and accepting a foreign army in our homeland, ” Prince Reza Pahlavi said in the …

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