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Monthly Archives: September 2020

Strange Ambiguities in the Execution of Navid Afkari, Lawyer Points Out

Iran-HRM – The hasty execution of Navid Afkari was not compatible with any of the principles of the Iranian Judiciary, said Babak Paknia, a certified lawyer in Iran. The sudden execution of Navid Afkari has shocked his team of lawyers. In an interview on Sunday, September 13, Babak Paknia said he had been caught by surprise upon learning of Navid’s …

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US Secretary Pompeo criticizes France for policy on Iran, Hezbollah

Al-Arabia – France’s leadership is failing to stand up to Iran and its proxy Lebanese Hezbollah, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday. France’s President Emmanuel Macron has recently attracted attention for two high-profile visits to Lebanon following the Beirut port explosion on August 4. According to reports in French newspaper Le Figaro, Macron met with a Hezbollah official during his first trip, …

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Iran’s Oil Revenue Dropped to Less than $20 Billion, Rouhani Says

Radiofarda – Referring to the pressure placed on Iran by United States sanctions, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani claimed that Iran’s oil revenues dropped “from $120 billion in 2011” to “just over $ 20 billion” in 2019. In a joint video conference with the heads of the other two other branches of the government on Sunday, September 13, Rouhani said that …

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AFC Cancels Iran Broadcasts Of Asian League Matches

Radiofarda – The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has announced that it has “unilaterally canceled” its contract for the live broadcast of the AFC Champions League soccer matches with Iran, in order to respect the international sanctions against Iran’s state-run broadcaster. AFC sent the cancelation letter to the Islamic Republic’s Football Federation and state-run television on September 12, the Football Federation …

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Jordanian Prince Calls For Banning Iran From International Sport Events

Radiofarda – Responding to the execution of young Iranian wrestling champion Navid Afkari, the former Vice President of the International Football Federation, FIFA, Prince Ali bin Hussein of Jordan, is calling for the banning of Iran from participating in all international sports events. The half-brother of King Abdullah II of Jordan, Prince Ali tweeted on Sunday, September 13, “It is …

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IRGC Threatens Bahrain with Tough Revenge

Radiofarda – In a statement on Saturday, September 12, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps condemned the establishment of relations between the United Arab Emirates and Israel and warned the Persian Gulf kingdom to await “appropriate responses.” The military organization went further and threatened the tiny island with Quds (Jerusalem) Mujahidin’s “tough vengeance.” The IRGC has continually expressed concern over the …

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Iran’s Execution of Wrestler Who Said He Was Tortured Happened Without Notice to Family and Lawyers, Source Says

VOA – Iran’s Saturday execution of a wrestler who said he was tortured into a murder confession happened without advance warning to relatives, lawyers and even the wrestler himself, according to a knowledgeable source.   The source who is close to the family of wrestler Navid Afkari Sangari told VOA Persian in a Sunday interview that Afkari’s family and lawyers were given no …

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Iran Warns U.S. Of ‘Decisive’ Response After Trump Threat

RFL/RE – Tehran has warned Washington against making a “strategic mistake” after U.S. President Donald Trump said that any attack by Iran would be met with a far greater response, in reaction to a news report said that Iran planned to assassinate a U.S. diplomat to avenge the killing of top Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani in January. Any “new strategic …

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IHR Calls for International Action Beyond Condemnations on Navid Afkari Execution

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – Iran Human Rights calls for the establishment of an independent international fact-finding mission under the supervision of the United Nations to investigate the detention, torture, execution and judicial process of sentencing Navid Afkari to death. Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam, director of IHR, said: “The unfair judicial process, extracting false confessions under torture, the harassment of Navid’s family, and …

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