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Monthly Archives: July 2020

Swiss Government Says First Deal With Iran Via Humanitarian Channel Completed

RFL/RE – A Swiss pharmaceutical firm has completed the first transaction under a new humanitarian trade channel with Iran, the government of Switzerland said on July 27. Trial operations started in January under the Swiss Humanitarian Trade Arrangement (SHTA) to bring food and medicine to the struggling Iranian population without violating U.S. sanctions. “We would like to emphasize that the …

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Iran Says Medics Exhausted in Battle against Coronavirus

VOA – Iran reported 216 new deaths from the novel coronavirus on Sunday, calling on its citizens to observe health protocols more closely to ease the burden on exhausted medical staff. The Islamic republic announced its first COVID-19 cases on February 19, and the outbreak quickly became the Middle East’s deadliest. Declared coronavirus deaths have surged since the end of …

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Man Flogged for Protesting ‘Black Thursday’ Brutality at Evin Prison

Iran-HRM – Ahmadreza Haeri, a Kurdish activist was flogged 74 times today at Tehran’s notorious Evin prison. He surrendered himself on Saturday, July 25, to be punished by 74 lashes and start serving a six-month sentence.Ahmadreza Haeri has been transferred to the Greater Tehran Penitentiary. Tehran’s appeals court in February sentenced Haeri to prison and lashes on the charges of …

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Iranian Supreme Court Upholds Death Sentence for 5 Protesters in Isfahan

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – The Supreme Court has upheld the death sentences of five protesters arrested at the nationwide December 2017/January 2018 demonstrations in Khomeini Shahr, Isfahan. Referring to the history of Islamic Revolutionary Courts violating the principle of a fair trial and the use of torture to obtain forced confessions, Iran Human Rights (IHR) strongly condemns the issuance …

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Iran: Four Prisoners on Death Row Await Execution

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – At least one prisoner in Urmia Central Prison, who was sentenced to Qisas (retribution in-kind) for “premeditated murder”, was transferred to solitary confinement in preparation to carry out his sentence. Yesterday, two other prisoners sentenced to death on similar charges were also transferred to solitary confinement in Sanandaj Central Prison. According to Iran Human Rights, …

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Iran Official Denies ‘Herd Immunity’ Is Government Coronavirus Policy

Radiofarda – Iran’s deputy health minister has denied any intention to move toward “a policy of herd immunity” in regard with COVID-19, arguing that countries such as Britain and Sweden and did so “failed”. Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani on July had referred to a report that said 25 million Iranians have already contract the coronavirus and another 35 million could …

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Islamic Republic Policies Have Brought Poverty To Iran, Says Exiled Prince

Radiofarda – In a message to commemorate the fortieth anniversary of his father’s death Iran’s exiled Prince Reza Pahlavi has referred to the tears his father shed before leaving the country. FILE – In this Jan. 16, 1979 file picture, Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and Empress Farah walk on the tarmac at Mehrabad Airport in Tehran to board a plane …

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Iran Unofficially Accuses Jordan Of ‘Role’ In Interception Of Iran Airliner

Radiofarda – A website close to Iran’s security council has said “most probably the two American F-15 fighter planes” that intercepted an Iranian airliner on July 23 flew out of al-Azraq airbase in Jordan. This is the first time Iran unofficially blames Jordan as having had a role in the interception of the airliner. Nour News also claimed that American …

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