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Monthly Archives: November 2020

Sepideh Gholian to Stand Trial Again Over State TV Reporter’s Complaint

iranwire.com – Imprisoned civil rights activist Sepideh Gholian is to stand trial again on Sunday, November 22 in Branch 24 of Tehran’s Revolutionary Court. The young political prisoner, who is currently behind bars in Evin Prison, is due in court to answer a complaint by Ameneh Sadat Zabihpour, a correspondent for Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting. Sepideh Gholian was arrested …

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Financial Criminals and Prison Guards Set Up Factories Behind Bars

iranwire.com – The following article is a narration from a prison inmate in Iran, published by IranWire as part of a collection of reports from convicts on their experiences behind bars. Here, an inmate at Greater Tehran Penitentiary describes an emerging capitalist system behind bars that beggars belief: one in which the poorest inmates, who take on labor duties in …

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Families of Slain November 2019 Protesters Commemorate Them Despite State Threats

Iran-HRM – On the first anniversary of the November 2019 protests, people in Iran commemorated the 1,500 people who were killed by the state forces last year.The families and friends of martyrs of the November 2019 protests held the ceremonies despite various restrictions imposed by the regime. In the last days of November, security forces were swarming the streets in …

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Soheil Arabi is in Political Prisoners’ Ward of Rajaishahr Prison

Iran-HRM – Soheil Arabi has been transferred to Hall No. 10 of Ward 4, the political prisoners’ ward of Rajaishahr Prison in Karaj. Political prisoner Soheil Arabi was sent to the political prisoners’ ward on Monday, November 16, 2020. He was previously being interrogated in Ward 2A of Evin Prison run by the IRGC Intelligence. He had been sent to Rajaishahr on Sunday, November …

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Christian Convert Zaman Fadaei Receives 80 Lashes for Drinking Communion Wine

Iran-HRM – A month after an Iranian Christian convert was lashed for drinking communion wine, another convert, Zaman (Saheb) Fadaei, was lashed 80 times on Sunday for the same reason. The sentence was carried out on Sunday, November 15, 2020, at Shahid Moghadas Court next to Evin Prison. Zaman Fadaei has been serving six years in prison recently reduced from ten …

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Iran: No Justice for Bloody 2019 Crackdown

(HRW) – Iranian authorities have failed to provide any real measure of accountability for the violent crackdown against widespread protests that began a year ago, Human Rights Watch said today.The protests, which began over an abrupt fuel price increase on November 15, 2019 and lasted for a week, transformed into a broader expression of popular discontent with the government’s repression and perceived …

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Chain of teenage suicides shakes impoverished Iranian town

Al-Monitor – At least six children have died over the past months in what has been described as a “nightmarish” chain of suicides in the southwestern town of Ramhormoz in Iran’s oil-rich but impoverished Khuzestan province. According to local outlets, the suicidal schoolchildren grew up in poverty-stricken families. The motive behind the suicides has been attributed to overall financial strains under which parents could …

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Trump Reportedly Asked Aides About Options For Striking Iranian Nuclear Site

RFL/RE – With two months left in office, U.S. President Donald Trump asked top aides about options to strike Iran’s nuclear facilities, media reports say. With two months left in office, U.S. President Donald Trump asked top aides about options to strike Iran’s nuclear facilities, media reports say. During an Oval Office meeting on November 12, Trump asked several top …

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IranWire Exclusive: Most Iranians Don’t Trust the Government on Covid-19

iranwire.com – An independent poll conducted for IranWire has found the majority of Iranians do not fully trust the officials tasked with managing the coronavirus epidemic in Iran. The survey, carried out by Stasis Consulting between October 22 and October 28, involved telephone interviews with a random sample of 1,297 Iranians aged 18 and older living in provinces across Iran. It found that a …

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An Afghan Refugee’s Tale of Escaping from an Iranian Cauldron

iranwire.com – Mohammad Gol is one of thousands of Afghan refugees in Iran, and his story is a familiar one. Like many, he came to the country illegally to work and faced violence and discrimination. When authorities raided where he was staying, he was taken to a detention camp. There, the situation worsened for him. Videos have been shared on social media …

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