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Monthly Archives: September 2020

Iran: A Possible Juvenile Offender Executed in Ahvaz

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – The death sentence of a prisoner who was probably a child offender, was carried out in Sepidar Prison in Ahvaz. The prisoner, whose identity has been established as Movid Savari, was sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder. According to Iran Human Rights, on the morning of Sunday, September 20, a young prisoner was executed in …

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Hezbollah’s Growing Terror Network in Europe

gatestoneinstitute.org – According to Nathan Sales, the U.S. State Department’s counterterrorism coordinator, Hezbollah has been steadily building up its weapons stockpiles in Europe with the aim of preparing for any future acts of terrorism that may be ordered by Tehran. Describing Hezbollah’s arms build-up in Europe as posing a “clear and present danger to the US” and its allies, Mr …

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UK, France and Germany summon Iranian ambassadors over prisoners

Guardian – France, Germany and the UK are summoning Iranian ambassadors in a coordinated diplomatic protest against Iran’s detention of dual nationals and its treatment of political prisoners. The Iranian ambassador to the UK, Hamid Baeidinejad, was summoned by the Foreign Office on Tuesday to meet senior officials, and the Iranian ambassadors in Paris and Berlin are also being called in this …

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Iranians break taboos with their own version of #MeToo

aljazeera.com – Countless Iranians have taken to social media in recent weeks to recount their experiences of sexual abuse, bringing to the fore a topic that remained taboo for years. Tehran Police Chief Hossein Rahimi announced in late August that a suspect had been arrested based on these disclosures. The man, a former student at Tehran University, was apprehended after numerous …

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Report: Iran’s Guard flew surveillance drone over USS Nimitz

(AP) — Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard force has managed to fly a surveillance drone over the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier which last week transited through the Strait of Hormuz, an Iranian news agency said Wednesday. The semi-official Tasnim news agency, which is considered close to the paramilitary Guard, published images of the Nimitz, saying they were taken by Iranian-made drones, …

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Iran’s shadow looms large over southeastern Iraqi Kurdistan

VOA — In this southeastern corner of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Iranian influence is clear and of concern to many in the area amid reports of cross-border fraud and smuggling networks. Dams built by Iran threatening to severely decrease water supplies available for local production may also negatively impact the future of the area. The Finance Ministry of the Kurdistan Regional …

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USCIRF Welcomes House Passage of Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act

Shabtabnews – In a statement the  United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) welcomed the House of Representatives’ passage yesterday of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, which bars imports of all goods mined, produced, or manufactured in Xinjiang, unless proven by clear and convincing evidence that the goods were not produced using forced labor. “We want to thank Representative Jim McGovern …

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Coronavirus: Iran records 3,521 COVID-19 cases, death toll rises above 25,000

Al-Arabia – Iran’s death toll from the novel coronavirus rose by 175 to 25,015 on Thursday, the highest in the Middle East, with the total number of identified cases spiking to 436,319 in the country, according to health ministry. For more coronavirus news, visit our dedicated page. Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari told state TV that 3,521 new cases were …

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Saudi King Uses UN Speech To Call For Comprehensive Solution On Iran

RFL/RE – Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz has taken aim at Iran during a speech to the UN General Assembly, calling for a comprehensive solution to contain the Islamic republic and stop it from getting weapons of mass destruction. “A comprehensive solution and a firm international position are required,” he said in a video statement that was prerecorded and …

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Hospitalised Sotoudeh Back In Jail: Husband

Radiofarda – Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, who was hospitalised after going on hunger strike for over 40 days, has been returned to prison “without any medical intervention”, her husband said Wednesday. “This evening, after 5 days of confinement in Taleghani hospital (Tehran), Nasrin was returned to prison in the worst of physical conditions without any medical intervention,” Reza …

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