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Monthly Archives: November 2020

Crowded City Streets as Coronavirus Travel Bans Tighten

iranwire.com – In Iran, traffic and travel restrictions in more than 25 provincial capitals remain in place, and police officials say that traffic on inter-provincial roads has declined by 42 percent. Nevertheless, the problem of crowded public spaces within the cities persists and, according to First Deputy Health Minister Iraj Harirchi, the parks and the streets became more crowded after the roads …

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Iran: Prisoner Heydar Ali Mohammadian Executed in Yazd

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – A prisoner sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, has been executed at Yazd Central Prison. According to Iran Human Rights, a male prisoner was executed at Yazd Central Prison on the morning of Sunday, 1 November 2020. His identity has been established as Heydar Ali Mohammadian who was on death row for murder. An informed …

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UN Expert Assails Limits On Minorities’ Rights To Worship, Citing Afghanistan, Iran, Among Others

Radiofarda – A top UN expert has urged countries to repeal laws infringing on minorities’ rights to worship and hold beliefs, singling out Afghanistan, Iran, Tajikistan, Moldova, and Russia among countries of concern. Ahmed Shaheed, the UN special investigator on religious freedom, warned in a report seen by AP on November 4 that “the failure to eliminate discrimination, combined with …

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Essential Goods’ Prices To Drop Next Week, Minister Promises

Radiofarda – Hours after Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei commented on the high cost of goods in Iran, the newly appointed Minister of Industry, Mines and Trade (MIMT), Alireza Razm Hosseini, claimed that the prices of essential goods in the country “will change significantly next week.” Referring to the people’s economic situation in Iran, Khamenei said on Tuesday that “many of the …

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Two Students, Violently Arrested, Denied Legal Counsel After Eight Months

Iran-HRM – The lawyer of Ali Younesi and Amir Hossein Moradi, who were both violently arrested by the security forces in April 2020, says the regime’s judiciary officials continue to prevent the two students from signing the power of attorney. Attorney Mostafa Nili said on Tuesday, November 4 that the overseeing assistance prosecutor is preventing the students from power of …

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Iran, Venezuela Look To ‘Deepen’ Ties

RFL/RE – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has arrived in Venezuela at the start of a Latin American tour that will also take him to Cuba and Bolivia. “Every high-level visit deepens our strategic alliance, our brotherhood,” Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza tweeted on November 4 after welcoming his Iranian counterpart upon his arrival in the South American country. “Venezuela and …

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IRAN: AUSTRIAN-IRANIAN PRISONER AT RISK: MASSUD MOSSAHEB

Amnesty – Massud Mossaheb, a 73-year-old Austrian-Iranian dual national, is serving a 10-year prison term imposed after a grossly unfair trial for vague national security offences. He is being held in Tehran’s Evin prison and has serious medical conditions, including heart failure and diabetes. He is at heightened risk of severe illness or death if he contracts COVID-19. View report …

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IHR: Extradition of Habib Alaswad to Iran Must be Condemned

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – Domestic media in Iran have reported that Habib Alaswad has been arrested in Turkey and transferred to Iran. Arresting and extraditing the dissident political activist is akin to kidnapping and should be met with appropriate responses from the international community. Iran Human Rights calls for a diligent investigation into the extradition of Habib Alaswad to …

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Iran unveils new missile launching system

Al-Monitor – Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) unveiled a new missile system Wednesday capable of consecutively launching multiple, long-range ballistic missiles. The automated launcher was said to be a smart, entirely homemade product. The IRGC commander, Hossein Salami, introduced the new system with his signature scathing rhetoric against Iran’s “enemies” and a message of defiance to the United States and European countries that …

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Amidst Unemployment, Iran Seeks Population Growth

Radiofarda – Criticizing proposed plans to increase Iran’s population, the representative of Mahabad to the Majlis Iranian parliament, Jalal Mahmoudzadeh, says that young Iranians have no choice other than leaving the country in the absence of jobs. “Still, some people are after increasing the population,” Mahmoudzadeh said. Speaking at Majlis’s public session on Monday, Mahmoudzadeh opposed a parliamentary motion for …

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