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Monthly Archives: November 2020

Inhumane and Grim Conditions in Mahabad Prison, New Report Says

Iran-HRM – Recent reports indicate horrific health and hygienic conditions in Mahabad Prison. The Coronavirus has plagued the prison and prisoners are at high risk of infection. A number of staff and employees at the prison have already contracted COVID-19. No accurate figures are available on the number of fatalities and COVID-19 cases in this prison. However, it is known …

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Imprisoned Workers’ Representatives Start Hunger Strike in SW Iran Prison

Iran-HRM – Four imprisoned Haft Tappeh Sugarcane Company workers have started a hunger strike in protest at their unlawful detention. The four men who represented the workers were were arrested at their homes on October 29 and detained detained for “disrupting public order” and were interrogated without access to their lawyers. According to the Telegram channel of Haft Tappeh Sugarcane …

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Coronavirus Outbreak Among Political Prisoners in Tehran

Iran-HRM – At least 20 political prisoners detained in November 2019 protests have been infected with OVID-19 in the Greater Tehran Penitentiary.Limitations have been implemented for these prisoners in calling their families to prevent the news from leaking out. These prisoners who are held in the prison’s Section 2, have been experiencing symptoms such as fever and chills, dizziness, body aches, …

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Iran’s supreme leader breaks silence on US election

Al-monitor – Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei defended his country’s overall stance toward the United States as a “calculated” policy that will not change based on “who enters or leaves” the Oval Office. While admitting that “things may happen” under certain US presidents, Khamenei said, “This does not concern the Islamic Republic.” The Iranian supreme leader made the televised comments on the anniversary …

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70% of prisoners in Iran involved in drug crimes

Ppyvand.com – About 70 percent of prisoners in Iran are directly and indirectly involved in drug-related crimes, Eskandar Momeni, the director of headquarters for the fight against narcotics, has said.  Some 40 percent of the inmates in prisons are convicted of drug smuggling directly and 30 percent indirectly, he stated. According to Momeni, many social harms such as divorce, violent …

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Iran’s Khamenei says US election will not affect Tehran’s policy

Al-Arabia – Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday that the result of the US presidential election will not in any way impact Tehran’s policy toward the US. “Our policy toward the US is clear and calculated and does not change with the movement of individuals. Who becomes president has no effect on our politics,” Khamenei said in …

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Zarrab Was Not the Only Iranian Ringleader to Exploit Turkey’s Permissive Jurisdiction

Radiofarda – Reza Zarrab, the Turkey-based ringleader of Iran’s sanctions-evasion network who laundered over $20 billion in the biggest sanctions-evasion scheme in recent history, continues to make headlines.A series of deeply researched exposés published in September by a global network of investigative journalists showthat Tehran’s Turkish operations “started earlier, lasted longer, extended further, and involved more people and countries” than previously known. Zarrab, …

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Prolific Cleric Appointed As Member Of Guardian Council

Radiofarda – Following the resignation of Mohammad Yazdi from the powerful Guardian Council, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei replaced him with another member of the clergy, Ahmad Khatami, on Sunday. Yazdi had earlier stepped down for “old age and physical complications.” In his decree, Khamenei praised Yazdi’s service as “valuable,” reiterating that he resigned from his influential position for …

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Iranian Court Adjourns New Trial Of Dual-National Aid Worker Zaghari-Ratcliffe

RFL/RE – An Iranian court has adjourned a new trial of British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who has spent more than four years in jail or under house arrest. Her husband, Richard Ratcliffe, said on November 2 that his wife was taken from her parents’ Tehran home to a Revolutionary Court on charges of “spreading propaganda against the regime.” “Nazanin was …

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Former Leader Of Separatist Group ‘Arrested,’ Transferred To Iran

RFL/RE – The former leader of the separatist group the Arab Struggle Movement for the Liberation of Ahwaz (ASMLA) has been arrested and transferred to Iran under unclear circumstances. The group, which has an armed branch and seeks a separate state for ethnic Arabs in Iran’s oil-producing southwestern province of Khuzestan, was named by Tehran as being behind a deadly …

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