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Monthly Archives: September 2020

UN Experts Disturbed by Navid Afkari’s Execution in Iran

Radiofarda – A group of independent United Nations human rights experts strongly condemned the execution of Navid Afkari in an Iranian prison on Saturday, following the champion wrestler’s controversial allegations of killing a security guard during anti-Islamic Republic protests in 2018. “It is deeply disturbing that the authorities appear to have used the death penalty against an athlete as a …

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More Than Thirty People Are On Death Row In Iran, Says Afkari’s Lawyer

Radiofarda – Hassan Younesi, an attorney of the Iranian wrestling champion Navid Afkari who was executed last week, disclosed that at least thirty inmates are on death row in the Islamic Republic’s prisons across Iran. “More than thirty people are currently on death row,” Hassan Younesi tweeted on Monday, adding, “We are waiting to see what they (Islamic Republic authorities) …

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EU chief chides European governments for ineffective diplomacy, proposes bold stance

Al-Arabia – The EU’s chief executive chided European Union governments on Wednesday for an ineffective foreign policy and proposed US-style sanctions on human rights abusers around the world. Once able to boast of a soft power that helped transform communist neighbors into market economies, the EU increasingly finds itself unable to agree common positions to influence international diplomacy on issues …

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COVID-19: Iran Says It’s Moving Toward ‘Third Wave’ Of Virus

Radiofarda – A top Iranian health official has warned of a “resurgence” of coronavirus cases as the country continues to battle the Middle East’s deadliest outbreak.Deputy Health Minister Alireza Raisi said on September 15 that travel and people not following health protocols were causing infections to surge.The Islamic republic has experienced a steady uptrend in deaths and infections since reaching …

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Abrupt Execution of Wrestling Champion Navid Afkari Shrouded in Secrecy

Iran-HRM – The abrupt execution of wrestling champion Navid Afkari on September 12 has cast doubts about the nature of his death. The regime Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) threatened Navid’s father, mother and two brothers in Sangar Shir village of Shiraz before delivering the body and only allowing them to bury him at night with very limited attendance. …

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What is the Danish Pharmaceutical Company hiding in Iran?

Radiozamaneh – The Danish pharmaceutical giant, Novo Nordisk, says that it has been operating in Iran since 2005 based on its “responsibility and commitment to patients with chronic diseases”. ‌But business experts and former employees say that Novo’s close collaboration with a company controlled by Khamenei’s office cracks the image of a responsible and committed pharmaceutical giant. Zamaneh went searching …

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Two Brothers Executed in Mashhad Prison

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – Two brothers on death row together on the charge of rape have been executed in Mashhad Central Prison. According to Khorasan newspaper online, two men were executed in Mashhad Central Prison this morning. The two prisoners who were sentenced to death for rape, were brothers. According to the report, the group of four, one of …

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The New Middle East

gatestoneinstitute.org – In 2015, the UAE passed a law against religious discrimination by creating ministries of tolerance, happiness and youth to develop an enlightened community — everyone included. A year later, schools in the UAE started teaching students peace and tolerance. When the UAE prioritized national belonging over extremist obsessions, the decision immediately led to making peace with Israel. My …

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Iran hard-liners slam European ‘meddling’ in execution case

Al-Monitor – European statements in condemnation of Iran’s execution of 27-year-old wrestler Navid Afkari have been met with a barrage of fire from the country’s hard-liners who typically view such criticism as interference in the Islamic Republic’s affairs. Javan, the ultraconservative daily affiliated with the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), took particular aim at Hans-Udo Muzel, Germany’s ambassador in Tehran, after the latter posted …

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The International Religious Freedom Roundtable asks Turkey’s Inhumane War Against Religious and Ethnic Minorities in NE Syria Must Be Stopped!

Shabtabnews – Today in an open letter to President Trump the International Religious Freedom Roundtable asks for the Turkey’s Inhumane War against Religious and Ethnic Minorities in NE Syria to  be stopped! The letter states that “Turkey has failed to honor the commitments it made to you and to Vice President Mike Pence in the Joint Turkish-US Statement on Northeast …

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