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Monthly Archives: September 2020

Iran: Human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh must be freed for treatment, say UN experts

IranHR.net – UN independent experts expressed alarm at human rights lawyer and woman human rights defender Nasrin Sotoudeh’s return to Evin Prison in Iran this week despite her deteriorating health condition, and called for her immediate release. “It is unfathomable that the Iranian authorities would return Ms. Sotoudeh to prison where she is at heightened risk to COVID-19, as well as …

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Iran: Female Prisoner Mahtab Shafiei Executed

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – A woman sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder has been executed at Rajai Shahr in Karaj. According to Iran Human Rights, on the morning of Wednesday, September 23, a woman was executed in Rajai Shahr Prison in Karaj. Her identity has been established as Mahtab Shafiei, 32, who had been sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for …

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USCIRF applauds yesterday’s US Treasury action to sanction various pieces of Iran’s judicial system

shabtabnews -In a twitter statement the USCIRF applauds yesterday’s US Treasury action to sanction various pieces of #Iran‘s judicial system responsible for egregious violations of religious freedom. USCIRF applauds yesterday's @USTreasury action to sanction various pieces of #Iran's judicial system responsible for egregious violations of religious freedom. https://t.co/CR4zLEZPHd— USCIRF (@USCIRF) September 25, 2020 https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/financial-sanctions/recent-actions/20200924_33…

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Flying Dutchman: Cargoes Of Iranian Fuel Seized By U.S. Remain At Sea

Radiofarad – Tankers carrying Iranian gasoline that was confiscated by the U.S. government and became embroiled in a court ownership battle have struggled to discharge in the United States, shifting course over the last week. The U.S. Department of Justice last month seized over 1 million barrels of Iranian fuel onboard four privately-owned tankers bound for Venezuela, part of Washington’s …

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Iranian Lecturers Protest Shi’ite Scholars Teaching Persian Language

Radiofarda – The professors of the Iranian Association of Persian Language and Literature have lambasted Iran’s Ministry of Education (MoE) for employing Twelver-Shi’ite seminary scholars to teach Persian in schools across Iran. Based on MoE’s new guidelines, the second and third grade seminaries’ graduates are officially qualified to teach Persian in Iranian high schools, meaning the MoE has recognized the …

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Russia Dismisses US threats On Iran Cooperation

Radiofarda – Russia on Thursday dismissed the threat of US sanctions and attempts to isolate Iran, saying it intended to trade with Tehran once a UN arms embargo expires next month. The embargo on conventional arms shipments to Iran is set to expire on October 18 after the United States failed to win support for a new UN resolution. The …

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IRGC Commander Threatens US Forces In The Persian Gulf

Radiofarda – The deputy Chief-Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, Commodore Ali Fadavi, has threatened the arrival of United States forces in the Persian Gulf. Referring to the presence of the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf on September 18, Fadavi told Iran’s Arabic-language Al-Mayadeen news network on Wednesday, “They should come to the Persian Gulf because …

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U.S. Sanctions Iranian Judges, Prisons Following Execution Of Wrestler

RFL/RE – The United States has imposed sanctions on an Iranian judge reportedly involved in the case of Navid Afkari, an Iranian wrestler who was executed earlier this month after being convicted of murder.U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo formally announced the sanctions against Judge Sayyed Mahmoud Sadati in a statement on September 24. The statement said Sadati and Branch 1 of …

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U.S. To Announce More Sanctions Against Iran, Envoy Tells Senate Hearing

RFL/RE – The United States will impose new sanctions on a number of Iranian officials and entities including a judge who sentenced Iranian wrestler Navid Afkari to death, an envoy said.U.S. Special Representative for Iran and Venezuela Elliott Abrams made the comment at a hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in Washington on September 24 called to discuss the …

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Iran: Horrifying plan to amputate fingers of four men convicted of robbery must be stopped

Amensty – The international community must do everything in its power to stop Iranian authorities from amputating the fingers of four men convicted of robbery following forced “confessions” and grossly unfair trials, said Amnesty International today. According to information obtained by the organization, the sentences against the four men, Hadi Rostami (33), Mehdi Sharfian (37), Mehdi Shahivand (42) and Kasra …

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