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Monthly Archives: September 2020

Prisoners Threatened With Execution in Tehran Prison: We Execute Whomever We Want

Iran-HRM – Iranian authorities have threatened three protesters arrested during the November 2019 protests to remain silent or be executed. Following the execution of wrestling champion Navid Afkari on Saturday, Mohammad Barae, a judge in Tehran, visited section 5 of the Greater Tehran Penitentiary. The judge warned three political prisoners Amir Hossein Moradi, Mohammad Rajabi and Saied Tamjidi to remain silent about …

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Guards Attack Political Prisoners’ Ward in Northwest Iran Prison

Iran-HRM – Prison guards at Urmia Central Prison attacked political prisoners’ wart on Tuesday September 15. The attack followed protests by prisoners over poor conditions in their ward and constant power and water outages. The prison guards attacked the inmates and ransacked their belongings under the pretext of a “routine inspection.” Six prison guards and 15 members of an anti-riot …

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Lives of Political Prisoners in Danger in Qarchak Prison

Iran-HRM – Two female political prisoners held at Qarchak Prison were attacked by boiling water on September 14, 2020. Two women hired by Qarchak Prison warden, Mehdi Mohammadi, attempted to pour hot boiled water on political prisoners Forough Taghipour and Parastoo Moini detained in Ward 6. The two criminals have been identified as Zeinab Ghanbarnejad (a.k.a. Zeinab Saratani) and Narges …

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Arabs: Israel Is Not Our Enemy

gatestoneinstitute.org – “Times change, everything has changed, except for the Palestinian mood that rejects anything and everything.” — Saudi writer Amal Abdel Aziz al-Hazany, Asharq al-Awsat, September 15, 2020. “Palestinian leaders are the main cause for the suffering of their people. They have achieved nothing for the Palestinians. They only care about power and achieving personal and partisan gains at the …

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Pompeo: US to return to UN to ensure Iran sanctions enforced

Al-Monitor – Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the United States will return to the United Nations in an effort to reinstate sanctions on Iran next week, despite concerns from UN Security Council members who believe Washington lacks the legal authority to do so.  “We will return to the United Nations to reimpose sanctions, so that the arms embargo will become permanent next week,” …

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UN special rapporteur on human rights in Iran, calls on Iran to “immediately and unconditionally release all those imprisoned for exercising their right to religious freedom”, and end discrimination against minorities.

Shabtabnews – In a twitter statement the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran called for the “immediately and unconditionally release all those imprisoned for exercising their right to religious freedom”, and end discrimination against minorities. Latest report by @UN special rapporteur on #human_rights in Iran, @JavaidRehman, calls on #Iran to "immediately and unconditionally release all those imprisoned for …

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IOPHR: Oppression of Religious Minorities, Prisoners of Conscience, Human Trafficking, and Child Sex Slave Trade by the Occupying Regime in Iran

Shabtabnews – In a statement IOPHR yesterday condemned the Oppression of Religious Minorities, Prisoners of Conscience, Human Trafficking, and Child Sex Slave Trade by the Occupying Regime in Iran. Furthermore, in the weekly webinar on Global Human Rights issues held by USIRF, the IOPHR representative Hamid Gharagozloo gave a presentation on the state of human rights in Iran. In this …

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USCIRF Welcomes Import Ban against Xinjiang Firms

shabtabnews – In a statement ” The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today welcomed the decision by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to issue five new Withhold Release Orders (WRO) due to concerns about forced labor and religious freedom violations in the region aimed towards Uyghur and other Muslims.” The statement also stated “This is an important …

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Iranian Journalist Begins Seven-Year Prison Term On ‘National Security’ Charges

Radiofarda – Media freedom watchdogs have condemned the prison sentence handed to Iranian independent journalist Khosro Sadeghi Borojeni and urged the country’s authorities to stop arbitrarily jailing members of the press.Borojeni, a freelance columnist, was taken to Tehran’s Evin prison on September 9 to begin a seven-year prison term on charges of “insulting the Islamic Republic’s founder,” “anti-government propaganda,” and …

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