Thursday , 22 October 2020

Monthly Archives: October 2020

Iran Steps Up Its Repression ‘Plans’ to Terrorize the Public

Iran-HRM – With the increase of the public degradation of “thugs” on the streets of Iran, in what authorities are calling “maneuvers of power”, the regime has spread its repressive plans to other cities and provinces. In recent days regime officials announced the establishment of bases in various cities of Iran. On October 19, in a broadcast by the regime’s state-run television, Mohammad Reza …

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Brother of Women’s Rights Activist Sentenced to Jail in Tehran

Radiofarda – In Tehran, a court has upheld a sentence against Alireza Alinejad, the brother of the outspoken women’s rights activist’s Masih Alinejad, his attorney said. In Tehran, a court has upheld a sentence against Alireza Alinejad, the brother of the outspoken women’s rights activist’s Masih Alinejad, his attorney said. “Branch 36 of the Appeals Court in Tehran province has upheld eight-year jail …

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Relatives of Ukrainian Plane Crash Victims Hold Protest Assembly in Tehran

Radiofarda – Family members of the passengers of the Ukrainian plane shot down by two Islamic Revolution Guards Corps’ missile in January 2020 rallied in front of the Iranian International and Political Studies Center of the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tehran. At the rally held on Tuesday morning, they demanded that a member of the victims’ families attend …

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Female Cyclist Arrested In Iran

Radiofarda – Iranian security forces have arrested a young girl who “dared” to ride a bicycle last Monday in Najafabad in central Iran’s Isfahan province, the local governor announced on Tuesday, October 20. Iranian security forces have arrested a young girl who “dared” to ride a bicycle last Monday in Najafabad in central Iran’s Isfahan province, the local governor announced …

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Iran, Russia Reject U.S. Accusations Of Election Interference

RFL/RE – Russia and Iran have rejected U.S. claims that the two countries have been interfering with the 2020 presidential election next month. Iran said on October 22 that it had summoned the Swiss envoy in Tehran, who represents U.S. interests in the country because Washington and Tehran have no diplomatic ties, to protest against what it called the “baseless” …

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Iran Political Prisoners Call for Prison Visit by International Delegation

Iran-HRM – A group of political prisoners in Evin Prison called for a visit to Iranian prisons by international human rights organizations. In their statement, a copy of which was received by Iran Human Rights Monitoring, the inmates called on the UN’s human rights representatives and all human rights institutions to visit the notorious prison and all its wards to examine …

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Afkari Brothers Remain Incommunicado After Navid’s Execution

Iran-HRM – Authorities have taken Afkari brothers, Habib and Vahid, to solitary confinement in a prison in southwestern Iran since early September to stifle their voices. The authorities have denied the Afkari brothers visitations and phone calls with their family since their younger brother Navid Afkari was executed on September 12, 2020. Vahid and Habib Afkari were taken to solitary confinement in notorious Adelabad …

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Health of Political Prisoner Fatemeh Mosanna Deteriorating in Evin Prison

Iran-HRM – Reports say the health of political prisoner Fatemeh Mosanna held at women’s ward of Evin Prison is deteriorating and the authorities have deprived her of adequate medical treatment. Fatemeh Mosana’s health condition deteriorated on October 17 due to an intestinal infection she developed from prison conditions. The prison’s doctors have said that they cannot do anything to treat her in …

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More Baha’is Begin Serving Prison Sentences in Iran Simply for Their Beliefs

CHRI – Farid Zirgi Moghaddam began serving his five-year sentence in the central prison in the city of Birjand, in South Khorasan province in eastern Iran, on October 19, 2020—a prison sentence that was based solely on his belief in the banned Baha’i faith, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) has learned. Initially, in July 2020, Moghaddam had …

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No more UN embargo on Iran, but no arms sales either

For all the to-and-fro over the expiration of the UN arms embargo on Iran on Oct. 18, little has changed in practice. Although the United States lost big in its effort to extend the ban, no major arms dealer will risk American sanctions for the sake of Iran’s market, limited as it is by the state’s economic troubles. Tempting massive fines from …

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