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Monthly Archives: September 2020

Iran: Six Prisoners Executed at Rajai Shahr Prison on September 23

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – IHR previously reported the execution of a female prisoner, Mahtab Shafiei in Rajai Shahr Prison, Karaj. According to the newly obtained information, five male prisoners were also executed with Mahtab that day. All five prisoners appear to have been sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder. According to Iran Human Rights, on 23 September, one woman and …

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Jailed Iranian Human Rights Defender Ends Hunger Strike As Health Deteriorates

Radiofarda – Jailed Iranian human rights advocate Nasrin Sotoudeh has ended her hunger strike due to deteriorating health, her husband Reza Khandan said on social media on September 26. Sotoudeh had been on a hunger strike in Tehran’s Evin prison since August 11 to protest the risk that political prisoners in Iran face amid the coronavirus pandemic. On September 19, she was …

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UAE: Iran’s Aggressive Policies Made Arabs Look At Israel

(AP) — The United Arab Emirates didn’t need peace with Israel to counter Iran, a top UAE official said Friday, but he said Iran’s aggressive policies over three decades alarmed many Arab countries and made them look at their relationship with Israel “with fresh eyes.” Anwar Gargash, the UAE’s minister of state for foreign affairs, acknowledged at a virtual briefing …

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70% Of Budget Committed To Tackling COVID-19 In Limbo

Radiofarda – About six months after the allocation of one billion euros (about $1.2 billion) from Iran’s National Development Fund (NDF) to fight COVID-19, the country’s Minister of Health has complained that he had only received a “small share” of it. Meanwhile, an official from the Plan and Budget Organization (PBO) has said that “the National Development Fund’s hard currency …

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Official Coronavirus Death Toll In Iran Exceeds 25,000

Radiofarda – With the reported death of 175 COVID-19 victims over the course of one day, the official coronavirus death toll in Iran exceeded 25,000 people, the country’s Ministry of Health announced on Thursday, September 24. In her daily report on Thursday, spokeswoman for the Ministry of Health Sima Sadat Lari announced the identification of 3,521 new patients and noted …

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Iran Steel Production Increases Despite US Sanctions

Radiofarda – In its latest monthly report, the World Steel Association (WSA) says that Iran’s crude steel production in the first eight months of 2020 grew by more than eleven percent to 18.6 million tons. The growth has occurred against the fact that in May 2019, the United States imposed sanctions on Iran’s metals sector, including its steel, which adds …

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RSF Warns Against Iranian Military Dominating Domestic Internet

Radiofarda – Reporters Without Borders called on Iran on Thursday to halt discussions on an “anti-liberty” parliamentary motion that would restrict social media. The organization, which internationally advocates for free media, said that the motion, entitled “Organizing Social Media,” was presented to the presidium of Iran’s Majlis parliament and is set to be delivered to its floor after being approved …

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Iran Reacts Harshly To Saudi King’s Speech at UN

Radiofarda – Iran’s permanent representative to the United Nations and its spokesman for the Foreign Ministry joined voices to dismiss Saudi Arabia King Salman bin Abdulaziz’s recent accusations against Iran as a “blame game” aimed at “diverting world attention away from Riyadh’s dark record of supporting terrorism.” “The Kingdom’s hands were extended to Iran in peace with a positive and …

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Special Report on Teachers and Reopening of Schools in Iran

Radiozamaneh – On the occasion of the reopening of schools in Iran, Zamaneh Media has published a special labor report on numerous challenges that COVID-19 imposes on the Iranian education system and teachers, continuous violations of teachers’ rights, and the demands of the teachers. On 5 September 2020, despite the concerns and warnings about COVID-19, the President of the Islamic …

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