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Monthly Archives: September 2020

Verdicts Against Signatories Of “77 Statement” Condemned

Radiofarda – Many political and civil activists are condemning the prison sentences of signatories to an anti-Islamic Republic government letter widely known as the “77 Statement.” Following the brutal crackdown on protesters in November 2019, 77 political activists with various pro-reform backgrounds issued a statement condemning the shooting of protesters as a “crime” and calling for the prosecution of the …

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Parties To Iran Nuclear Deal Meet In Vienna Amid U.S. Pressure

RFL/RE – The remaining parties to the faltering nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers are meeting on September 1 as the United States is pushing for UN sanctions on Iran to be reimposed and an arms embargo to be extended. The meeting in Vienna is being chaired by EU senior official Helga-Maria Schmid with representatives from Britain, China, France, Germany, Iran, …

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As #MeToo reaches Iran, legal system remains major obstacle to justice

Al-Monitor – Just a few years after the West was consumed with the #MeToo movement, a similar movement has finally emerged among Iranians, sending shockwaves across Persian language social media. Over the past week, many women and men have come forward to talk about their experiences of rape and sexual assault by dozens of high-profile figures in the country. Despite …

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Health of Iranian Activist Hunger Striker Nasrin Sotoudeh Deteriorating: PEN America

(PayvandNews ) – Nasrin Sotoudeh, a renowned Iranian writer, human rights lawyer, and activist, is reportedly in critical condition after being on hunger strike in Tehran’s Evin prison for over two weeks. PEN America today calls for her and other political prisoners’ immediate release and for an end to judicial and legal harassment of her and her family.  “We are heartbroken to see …

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Outcry in Iran at nine-year sentence for man who beheaded daughter An Iranian man who beheaded his 14-year-old daughter has been sentenced to only nine years in jail, in a case that has sparked outrage at the way Iranian law appears to enshrine supposed male rights over women’s lives. Rana Dashti, the mother of 14-year-old Romina Ashrafi, expressed fury at the lenient sentence in an interview with the Iranian Labor …

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Number of trading accounts in stock market reaches 48.5 million

PayvandNews – The number of trading accounts in Iran’s stock market has reached 48.5 million by the end of the last Iranian calendar month (August 21), while the figure was 9.086 million at the end of the same month in the past year, Mehr news agency reported on Monday, citing the data released by Finance and Economic Affairs Ministry. As …

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