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Monthly Archives: September 2020

Notorious Judge’s Appeal Rejected In Tehran

Radiofarda – The family lawyer of Mohsen Rouhalamini, a young man killed behind bars during mass demonstrations surrounding the 2009 Iranian presidential election, says the court of appeal has rejected Saeed Mortazavi’s statement of defense. A notorious hardline judge, Mortazavi was Tehran’s prosecutor at the time of the uprising. Based on his orders, hundreds were arrested and incarcerated in various …

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Khamenei Hails Ceasefire With Iraq 40 Years Ago

Radiofarda – On Monday, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei praised the eight-year Iran-Iraq war as “one of the most rational events in Iran’s history” and described accepting the UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 598, which ended the war, as “the (one of) most rational decisions made.” UNSC Resolution 598 was adopted unanimously on July 20, 1987. It called for an …

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Iranian Parliamentarians To Receive Luxury Cars And Interest Free Loans

Radiofarda – A member of the Iranian Majlis Parliament, Hossein Ali Haji Deligani, has confirmed that Iranian legislators receive “Dena Plus” luxury sedans. Deligani said a more appropriate move would be MPs receiving a “more conventional car,” while leaving its ownership to the parliament. Speaking to the state-run Iran Students News Agency (ISNA) on Monday, the ultraconservative legislator said that …

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Trump Touts Peace Through Strength In UN Speech

Radiofarda — U.S. President Donald Trump told the United Nations General Assembly that his administration was focused on achieving “peace through strength” in Afghanistan and Middle East. In a seven-minute-long prerecorded address from the White House on September 22, Trump listed what he saw as his foreign policy achievements — including sanctions against Iran, an economic cooperation deal between Kosovo …

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Iran: Prisoner Javad Kakha Executed in Arak

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – A prisoner sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, was executed at Arak Central Prison. On Thursday, September 17, Shargh newspaper published a report by Emadeddin Baghi which referred to the execution of a prisoner in Arak Central Prison. On his Telegram channel, Mr Baghi identified the executed prisoner as Javad Kakha, who was executed on September 16. Part …

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Amnesty – Iranian Kurdish prisoner Heidar Ghorbani, 47, is at risk of execution for “armed rebellion against the state” (baghi), despite serious fair trial violations and the trial court confirming that he was never armed. His conviction is based on torture-tainted “confessions”, obtained while he was forcibly disappeared. The authorities must quash his sentence and grant him a fair retrial. …

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Rouhani says Iran isn’t a ‘bargaining chip’ in US elections

Al-Monitor – Iran’s president told the UN General Assembly that any future administration must “surrender” to Iran.  In his address to the UN General Assembly, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said his country cannot be used as a “bargaining chip” as President Donald Trump seeks reelection this November.  “We are not a bargaining chip in US elections and domestic policy,” Rouhani told the virtual …

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Human Trafficking and Sex Slavery by the Security Apparatus of the Ruling Regime in Iran

Shabtabnews – According to recent reports the Iranian regime ranks amongst the worst offenders in human trafficking. As the annual TiP report which ranks countries in a three-tier system on their effectiveness in tackling human trafficking and other forms of slavery, placed Iran on its global list of worst offenders in human trafficking and forced labor. In this regards the following article sheds light …

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