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Monthly Archives: September 2020

Netanyahu Says Hezbollah Arsenal Next To Beirut ‘Gas’ Depot

Radiofarda – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday accused Lebanon’s Hezbollah of manufacturing weapons next to a “gas station” in Beirut, warning of “another tragedy” if it explodes. Israel has repeatedly accused the Shiite movement Hezbollah, backed by Israel’s arch-foe Iran, of building missiles to attack the Jewish state. In a video speech from Jerusalem broadcast to the UN …

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Offering A ‘New Pact,’ Exiled Prince Reza Calls For Civil Disobedience

Radiofarda – In a video message titled the “New Pact,” the exiled Prince Reza Pahlavi defended the widespread protests and strikes inside Iran, saying that the protesters sought to “save” their country. Released on Monday, September 28, Pahlavi advocated for the establishment of democracy in Iran, saying in his message that “isolation, social collapse, frustration, and despair are the only achievements of …

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Killing Soleimani, Left Us With One Arm Says Zarif

Radiofarda – Referring to the U.S. operation that killed the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps’ (IRGC) former Chief Commander of the Qods Force, Major General Qassem Soleimani, the Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the Americans “hit so hard that we are left with only one arm.” In a speech at a public ceremony on Monday, September 28, Zarif commemorated …

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Tested Positive Sunni Prisoners Denied Medical Treatment

Iran-HRM – Some 45 Sunni prisoners in Rajaei Shahr Prison of Karaj who have contracted coronavirus are being denied medical care and admittance to hospital. Prison authorities have also refused to provide medicine and oxygen capsules to sick prisoners who are being held in Hall 11 of Ward 4. Only one of the sick prisoners, Abdol Wakil Rahmani, was taken …

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Prisoner Goes on Hunger Strike After Being Forcibly Taken to Mental Hospital

Iran-HRM – Prisoner of conscience Behnam Mahjoubi started a hunger strike today to protest being forcibly moved to a psychiatric hospital. Behnam Mahjoubi, 33, a members of Iran’s Gonabadi Dervish religious minority was taken to Aminabad Mental Hospital (Razi) on Sunday, September 27 where doctors injected him a medicine without informing him of the treatment process. An informed source said: …

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Alarm Over 20 Suicides in Two Weeks in Northwest Iran Prison

Iran-HRM – Twenty suicides have been recorded in Urmia Central Prison in the past two weeks due to the horrid prison condition which has had a devastating impact on inmates. An informed source said that the inmates “cannot tolerate prison conditions”. “In response to the prisoners’ protests, prison authorities give out psychedelic pills. After a few days of using these …

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Instagram used as a market place for illegal organ trafficking

Radiozameh – Organ trafficking is increasingly taking place online, including on Instagram, according to an investigation by the Iranian exile media Zamaneh.Instagram is only obliged to remove content that the service becomes aware of.Experts call for legislation on digital liability. “Hi Sister, do you want to sell your kidney?”  This is the question posed by an eager middleman when the …

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Iran: Prisoner Ali Ahmadi Executed at Shiraz Prison

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – A prisoner sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, has been executed at Shiraz Central Prison. According to Iran Human Rights, on the morning of 27 September, a male prisoner was executed at Shiraz Central Prison (Adelabad). His identity has been established as Ali Ahmadi, a Kazeroud native who had been sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for …

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Iran: Juvenile Offender Arman Abdolali Sentenced to Death Despite Lack of Evidence

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – Arman Abdolali, who was under 18 years old at the time of committing the alleged murder, has been sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) again by Branch Five of the Tehran Criminal Court despite the victim’s body never being found. According to the Iran newspaper website, Branch Five of the Tehran Criminal Court has sentenced Arman Abdolali …

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Iranian tanker reaches coast of Venezuela

Al-Monitor – An Iranian tanker is close to reaching Venezuela, ship tracking data has revealed. It is one of several Iranian vessels facilitating fuel deals with the crisis-stricken South American country in the face of US sanctions. The Iran-flagged tanker Forest sent out a signal from the Caribbean Sea off of Venezuela’s northern coast Monday, according to the website Marine Traffic. There …

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