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Monthly Archives: October 2020

Religious Gathering In Mashhad Was a Crime

Radiofarda – The spokesperson for the Iranian Ministry of Health, Sima Sadat Lari, criticized the holding of a religious celebration in Iran’s second-largest city, Mashhad, saying that having such a ceremony was “indeed a crime.” IRNA, the government’s official news agency, cited Lari as describing the religious festival on Tuesday, October 27, as “unbelievable.” She added, “After holding the ceremony, …

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Official Denies Government Meddling Tehran Stock Market

Radiofarda – Iranian government spokesman Ali Rabiei said on Tuesday that a recent fall in the Tehran Stock Exchange index had clear economic reasons, and that that the government had no role in the decline. Denying that the government’s disagreement over the appointment of the head of the Securities & Exchange Organization was the reason for the fall of the …

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Billions Of Iran’s Frozen Assets Await US Presidential Election

Radiofarda – The head of the Iran-South Korea Chamber of Commerce, Hossein Tanhaei, has said that Iran’s blocked money in South Korea amounts to “$8.5 billion” and the release of the money “depends on the outcome of the U.S. presidential election.” Speaking to the state-run Iran Labor News Agency, ILNA, Tanhaei claimed that negotiations between Tehran and Seoul to release …

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Jailed Iranian Dissident with Panic Disorder Denied Urgent Medical Care

Iran-HRM -The Coroner’s Office issued a letter indicating that prisoner of conscience Behnam Mahjoubi who suffers from a panic disorder needs to be released because of his dire health condition. Having seen the letter, the prison’s doctor gave some tablets to Behnam Mahjoubi and told him: “Wait until Monday. If you are alive, we will send you to hospital. If …

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Iran: Four Prisoners Executed in Urmia, Fifth Prisoner Commits Suicide

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – Four prisoners sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, have been executed in Urmia Central Prison. Another prisoner who was due to be executed with them, committed suicide using a sharp object. According to Iran Human Rights, four prisoners were executed in Urmia Central Prison early this morning. The four prisoners had been sentenced to qisas …

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Iran: Four Prisoners Transferred to Solitary Confinement in Preparation for Execution

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – Four prisoners sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, have been transferred to solitary confinement in preparation for their execution in Urmia Central Prison. According to Iran Human Rights, four prisoners were transferred to solitary confinement in preparation for their executions early this morning, October 28. The four prisoners have been sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for …

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Iran: Prisoner Hadi Hosseini Executed in Ardabil

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – A prisoner sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, has been executed at Ardabil Central Prison. According to Iran Human Rights, early this morning, October 28, a male prisoner was executed at Ardabil Central Prison. The identity of the prisoner who had been sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, has been established as Hadi Hosseini, who …

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Sotoudeh’s Daughter Defends Herself in Court against Bogus Charges

CHRI – As part of a continuing campaign of harassment and manufactured prosecutions against the families of political prisoners and activists in Iran, Mehraveh Khandan, the 20-year-old daughter of imprisoned human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, appeared in a court on October 26, 2020, in Tehran to defend herself against the charge of “insult and assault” toward a prison guard. She had been …

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Iranian plane sanctioned by US lands in Venezuela

Al-Monitor- A cargo plane belonging to an Iranian airline sanctioned by the United States landed in Venezuela on Tuesday. It is not clear what the plane brought amid continued US pressure on both Iran and its South American ally. The Qeshm Fars Air flight landed in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, from Iran, the Venezuelan opposition politician Jose Manuel Olivares said …

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