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Monthly Archives: October 2020

Iran Urged To Halt Executions Ahead Of World Day Against The Death Penalty

RFL/RE – Ahead of the World Day against the Death Penalty on October 10, Iranian and international human rights and media freedom groups denounced the use of capital punishment in Iran — the world’s second most prolific executioner after China. The Paris-based Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and Iran’s Defenders of Human Rights Center (DHRC) launched a campaign using the #notoexecution …

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Iran: Prosecutor Warns of Death Penalty for Thieves

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – The Public and Revolutionary Guards Prosecutor of Karaj threatened to execute “professional and armed thieves” while visiting the Alborz police intelligence exhibition. According to ISNA, Hassan Madadi, the Alborz Central Public and Revolutionary Guards Prosecutor, threatened to execute “professional and armed thieves” on Tuesday, September 29, during his visit to the Alborz police intelligence exhibition …

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Protests break out in Iran after death of famed singer

Al-Monitor – Demonstrations broke out in Iran on Thursday following the death of a popular musician who supported the 2009 protest movement in the country. Iran is under domestic and international scrutiny this year for its ongoing crackdown on dissent. Renowned classical music composer and singer Mohammad Reza Shajarian died on Thursday at age 80, Radio Farda reported. Shajarian stayed out of …

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Iran foreign minister on China visit following US sanctions

(AP) — China says Iran’s foreign minister will visit the country from Friday to Saturday, a day after the Trump administration blacklisted virtually all of Iran’s financial sector in the latest step aimed at the oil-rich country’s economy. In a brief announcement, China’s foreign ministry said only that Foreign Minister Javad Zarif was visiting at the invitation of his Chinese …

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Iran Must Change Its Approach To Israel, Former MP Suggests

Radiofarda – A former representative of Tehran to Iran’s Majlis parliament, Faezeh Hashemi, is speaking out about the presence of Israel’s Zionist regime near the Iranian border, clarifying that Israel needs not to be near Iran to hit it. Speaking to the Arman-i Melli daily last Tuesday in Tehran, Hashemi highlighted the “undeniable fact” that Israel has “occupied Palestine and …

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New Deputy Head Of Iran’s Radio And TV Appointed

Radiofarda – The head of the Islamic Republic Radio and Television, Ali Askari, has appointed his brother-in-law, Hamid Shahabadi, as the Deputy Director of the “Seda va Sima” (Voice and Vision) monopolized state-run radio and television network on Wednesday, October 7. Shahabadi is replacing Morteza Mirbaqeri, who, except for a limited period, was the second-in-command of the organization under the …

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Iran protesters chant ‘death to dictator’ after death of renowned musician Shajarian

Al-Arabia – A gathering of fans of the late Iranian composer and singer Mohammad Reza Shajarian in the capital Tehran outside the hospital where he died turned into an anti-government protest Thursday evening, with demonstrators chanting “death to the dictator,” according to videos shared on social media. Shajarian, 80, died of a heart attack in Tehran’s Jam hospital on Thursday, his son …

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