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Monthly Archives: September 2020

US secretary of state condemns Iranian regimes’ Human Rights violations.

Shabtabnews – The US secretory of state in a twitter statement stated that “ Normal states do not violently suppress legitimate protests, jail their own citizens or those of other countries on specious charges, engage in torture, and impose severe restrictions on fundamental freedoms.” [email protected]: Normal states do not violently suppress legitimate protests, jail their own citizens or those of …

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Saudi Says Broke Up Iran-Trained ‘Terrorist Cell’

Radiofarda – Saudi Arabia has said it arrested 10 members of a “terrorist cell”, some of whom underwent military and explosive training at Revolutionary Guard camps in Iran. Security authorities said weapons and explosives stored at a house and a farm were seized, but did not say where the raid or arrests last week were carried out. “Competent authorities at …

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Khamenei’s Close Ally Shariatmadari Blasts Grand Ayatollah Sistani

Radiofarda – Iraq’s top cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani is facing criticism for his comments during a meeting with the UN Secretary-General’s representative for Iraqi affairs. The editor-in-chief of the Tehran daily Kayhan, Hossein Shariatmadari, blasted Sistani’s remarks for allegedly being beneath his position and honorable status. In a meeting on September 22, with the UN Secretary General’s Special Representative …

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Iran Is Helping Venezuela To Form Popular Mobilization Force

Radiofarda – The former Chief-Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi, says Iran is helping Venezuela to form a mobilization force. Safavi says that the process is “transferring Iran’s experience” during its eight-year war with Iraq between 1980-88 to countries like Venezuela that are “standing against the US.” The Popular Mobilization Force is an IRGC …

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Iranian Dissident Caught Between Rock And Hard Place In Cyprus Limbo

(Reuters) – An Iranian dissident who fled his country fearing arrest has fallen foul of politics and COVID-19 restrictions in ethnically split Cyprus. Since mid-September, Omid Tootian has been living in a small tent in Cyprus’s buffer zone, a United Nations-controlled slice of territory carved out after a war split Cyprus in 1974. A musician critical of Teheran, Tootian left …

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Iranian Refugees in Turkey Fear Arbitrary Deportations, Possible Surveillance

VOA – The overnight arrest of an outspoken Iranian women’s rights activist by Turkish authorities earlier this month has sparked concerns about the precarious lives of Iranian refugees and the alleged surveillance of them by Iranian intelligence in Turkey.   Maryam Shariatmadari was one of the “Girls of Enghelab [revolution] Street” who participated in protests against Iran’s compulsory hijab in …

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Father of Death Row Protester Commits Suicide Over Son’s Plight

The father of a political prisoner who has been sentenced to death for participating in November 2019 protests, committed suicide, according to the state media. The state-run ROKNA News Agency reported that Mohammad Moradi, the 60-year-old father of jailed protester Amir Hossein Moradi, died this morning in his home. The report said that he hanged himself in his basement. Emteded, a “reformist” Telegram channel …

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Abysmal Sanitary Conditions and Rampant Addiction in Qezel Hessar Prison

Iran-HRM – Abysmal sanitary conditions and rampant addiction in Qezel Hessar Prison in Karaj have surpassed the boundaries of disaster. Prisoners are detained under critically inhuman conditions in this prison. Iran Human Rights Monitor has received an exclusive report about the horrible sanitary conditions and rampant addiction in Qezel Hessar Prison. The report by one of the prisoners in this …

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“Hey sister! Do you sell your kidney?”

Radiozmaneh – My name is Sarah. I’m 23, and I live in Northern Iran with my mother and my younger sister. Those who have visited villages in Gilan province, know that most people living in this breathtakingly beautiful, rich nature are poverty-stricken. Even those who own a piece of land or a rice paddy, are idle for at least six …

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Iran: Prisoner Executed at Gonbad Kavous Prison

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – A prisoner sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, has been executed at Gonbad Kavous Prison. According to the Iran newspaper website, on the morning of 28 September, a man sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) was executed at Gonbad Kavous Prison. The prisoner, who is yet to be identified, had been accused of killing two teenagers when …

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