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Monthly Archives: November 2020

Iran’s Health Ministry Reports Slowing Coronavirus Infections

iranwire.com – Starting on Saturday, November 21, extensive restrictions and lockdowns were imposed in numerous cities across Iran. The restrictions went into effect on November 25 in 43 cities and gradually, from November 25, 46 other cities were added to the list. Restrictions were also extended to larger parts of Iran that were under a red state of alert. It …

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UK concerned over Iran situation, awaiting full facts on scientist killing

Al-Arabia – British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab said on Sunday he was concerned about the situation in Iran and wider region after the killing of a top Iranian nuclear scientist. Read more: Trump retweets Israeli journalist saying nuclear scientist killing a ‘blow for Iran’ “We are concerned about the situation in Iran and the wider region we do want to see …

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Ahmadinejad Makes Controversial Remarks About Iran’s Hijab Law

Radiofarda – The hardline former Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, says that the hijab law in Iran must be compatible with most people’s wishes. Speaking to Mehdi Nasiri, the former editor-in-chief of an ultraconservative daily close to Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ahmadinejad posed the question, “If the parliament has passed a law, but the majority of the people rejected it, can one …

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Iran hard-liners set up roadblocks around Reformist candidates for president

Iran’s competing political forces are already preparing for next June’s presidential elections. Incumbent President Hassan Rouhani, a moderate, cannot constitutionally run again as he wraps up his second term in office. The conservative camp, largely affiliated with the powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), is already in full control of the judiciary and parliament. While each side has long lists of candidates vying for presidency, the conservative camp seems …

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Iran Blames Israel For ‘Terrorist’ Attack That Killed Top Nuclear Scientist

VOA – Iran’s supreme leader on Saturday called for the “definitive punishment” of those behind the killing of a scientist linked to Tehran’s disbanded military nuclear program, a slaying the Islamic Republic has blamed on Israel.   Israel, long suspected of killing Iranian scientists a decade ago amid tensions over Tehran’s nuclear program, has yet to comment on the killing …

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Iranian Men Mobilize Against Honor Killings

iranwire.com – The struggle for gender equality in countries like Iran and Afghanistan is largely left to women to pursue – and men rarely join women’s rights movements. But a new campaign, the Men’s Network Against Honor Violence, urges men to play an active role in the fight for women to be treated equally and not punished just for being women. …

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Assassination of Top Nuclear Scientist Highlights Iran’s Security Weakness

VOA – Iran’s supreme leader is seeking retribution for the assassination of the country’s top nuclear scientist. On Saturday, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called for the “definitive punishment” for whoever is responsible for the death of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh. Friday’s assassination of Fakhrizadeh, the second senior Iranian military figure to be killed this year, has highlighted Tehran’s weakness in protecting key officials …

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Iranian Worker flogged 74 times for “insulting” Labor Minister in Iran

Iran-HRM – Agents of the Implementation of Verdicts Office flogged an Iranian worker with 74 lashes of whip before his verdict was finalized. The worker, Davoud Rafii used to work at Iran Khodro car manufacturer before being expelled in 2012. He was sentenced to flogging for insulting the Labor Minister. This week he reported in to Moghaddas Courthouse to follow …

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UN experts call on Iran to halt execution of Iranian-Swedish academic Ahmadreza Djalali

 The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UN Human Rights)– UN human rights experts* said they were alarmed by reports that Iranian-Swedish academic Ahmadreza Djalali has reportedly been transferred to solitary confinement in preparation for his execution despite widely held findings his trial was grossly unfair and he was tortured. Alarmed by reports that #AhmadrezaDjalali has been transferred to solitary confinement …

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