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Monthly Archives: November 2020

Iran: Prisoner Jafar Hassani Executed in Rasht

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – A prisoner sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, has been executed at Rasht Central Prison. According to Iran Human Rights, a male prisoner was executed at Rasht Central Prison (Lakan) on the morning of Sunday, 1 November 2020. His identity has been established as 40-year-old Jafar Hassani, from Fuman, North Iran.   Informed sources familiar with …

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Facebook closes suspicious accounts from Iran, Muslim Brotherhood

Al-Monitor – Facebook removed several accounts purportedly from Iran and the Muslim Brotherhood for coordinated activity they each conducted in October. The social media giant released its October 2020 Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior Report on Thursday. Facebook defines such behavior as “coordinated efforts to manipulate public debate for a strategic goal where fake accounts are central to the operation.” To this …

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Jailed human rights lawyer Sotoudeh given furlough: Iran judiciary

Al-Arabia – Jailed human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh has been granted temporary release, the Iranian judiciary’s Mizan Online news website reported on Saturday. “Sotoudeh… has been released temporarily with the consent of the prosecutor in charge of women’s prisons,” the website said. For all the latest headlines, follow our Google News channel online or via the app. The UN had …

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UN Agency Calls On Iran To Speed Probe Into Downing Of Ukraine-Bound Plane

RFL/RE – A UN agency has called on Iran to speed up its investigation into a Kyiv-bound passenger plane mistakenly shot down in January, killing 176 people. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Council on November 6 urged Iran to “expedite the accident investigation” into the deadly crash of the Ukrainian jet. “We have had several exchanges with the Iranian …

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Patriarchy and Unjust Laws Create Obstacles for Women’s Employment in Iran

iranwire.com – In Iran, many women have successful careers but end up agreeing to be housewives at the request of their husbands, or even being forced by the courts. The laws of the Islamic Republic, in particular Article 1117 of the Civil Code, grant husbands with the means to control their wives’ employment, and gives them access to the courts if required. …

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IRGC Joins ‘War With Soaring Prices’

Radiofarda – Chief Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), Hossein Salami, announced a new “headquarters” on Wednesday to combat soaring prices in Iran. In a speech a day earlier, Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei had raised concern over the skyrocketing cost of essential commodities and called on the IRGC’s Basij Force to step in and rein unaffordable prices …

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Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee and Zahra Safaei Threatened to Death in Qarchak Prison

Iran-HRM – Once again, a woman hired and provoked by the head of Qarchak Prison in Varamin, assailed female political prisoners, Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee and Zahra Safaei. The woman is an ordinary inmate hired by Mehdi Mohammadi, the head of Qarchak Prison, to attack and kill resistant political prisoners. She attacked Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee and Zahra Safaei on Monday night, …

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Iranians In A Frenzy Following Drawn-Out U.S. Presidential Vote

RFL/RE – Iranians have been watching the U.S. presidential race carefully due to the possible impact the results could have on their lives, particularly the economy being crushed by U.S. sanctions. “We’re all becoming experts of America’s electoral system and Michigan and Wisconsin,” a Tehran-based journalist told RFE/RL to highlight the great interest in the U.S. vote in the Islamic …

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The Rise and Fall (and Another Fall) of the Tehran Stock Exchange

iranwire.com – Over the last four decades, the Tehran Stock Exchange has experienced many ups and downs, from semi-closure in the first years after the revolution to a stronger period beginning in 1989 coinciding with the country’s first five-year development plan. Over the last two or three years, the situation has been different, and the market’s fluctuations have been shaped by …

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