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Monthly Archives: November 2020

Disastrous Prison Conditions in Northeast Iran During the Pandemic

Iran-HRM – Reports from the Central Prison of Mashhad indicate disastrous prison conditions as prisons across Iran are plagued with the coronavirus. Rights groups say between five and six inmates in this prison lose their lives every day in this prison. As for reason of these deaths, prison authorities say they die of natural causes to cover up the disastrous …

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The US Election and the Iranians’ Views: a Reflection of the Hatred for the IRI

Radiozamaneh – About 1,000 Zamaneh Media audience members took part in a poll, expressing their views on the upcoming United States presidential election as it relates to Iranian domestic and foreign policies. Despite the Trump administration’s maximum pressure campaign, which has systematic corruption and mismanagement, leading to a recession in Iran, most of the respondents to this Zamaneh Media poll …

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Invitation to Reflect on a Beheading

Radiozamaneh.com – Maïmouna Doucouré won the 2020 Directing Award at the Sundance film festival for her debut feature “Cuties” (2020). Ironically, the movie has been reviled for what it is criticizing: the hypersexualization of children. The lead character Amy is a pre-adolescent Senegalese girl who joins a slightly deviant clique that is eroticizing their outfits and moves to win a …

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US officials confirm Iranian hackers stole voter data

Al-Monitor – Iranian hackers who sent a barrage of threatening emails to US voters last month were successful in accessing voter data from at least one state, according to a joint statement issued late last Friday by the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). Although the state was not identified, alleged personal details of Alaska voters were briefly …

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Angry TV film-makers stop release of lauded Iranian documentary

theguardian.com – Coup 53 was heralded by critics this summer as a “powerful and authoritative” documentary “as gripping as any thriller”, and judged by historians as crucial to understanding Britain’s relationship with the Middle East. Made over 10 years by Walter Murch, the celebrated editor of Apocalypse Now and The English Patient, in collaboration with the Anglo-Iranian director Taghi Amirani, it tells the story of …

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Iran’s #MeToo movement makes waves in Toronto as calls mount for festival to cut ties with celebrated artist

CBC.ca – More than 850 sign petition for Tirgan to cut ties with Aydin Aghdashloo after allegations of sexual assault Shanifa Nasser · CBC News · Posted: Nov 02, 2020 4:00 AM ET | Last Updated: November 2 Last month, The New York Times released a report detailing multiple allegations of sexual harassment, assault and misconduct against prominent 80-year-old Iranian contemporary painter Aydin Aghdashloo. (Dave …

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Iran Begins Annual Air Force Drill With Drones, Fighter Jets

Radiofarda – Iran’s air force began an annual drill Monday, state television reported, with its aging fleet of U.S.- and Russian-made jet fighters taking part alongside locally made drones and other aircraft. The drill will see forces from eight air bases take part over two days in exercises that include missile firing and mid-air refueling. This is the second drill …

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Iran’s Mullahs are in Turmoil Thanks to America’s Current Policy

gatestoneinstitute.org – Iran’s currency, the rial, lost more than half its value so far just in 2020. Iran’s regime is currently running a $200 million budget deficit per week and it is estimated that if the pressure on Tehran continues, the deficit will hit roughly $10 billion by March 2021. This deficit will, in return, increase inflation and devalue the …

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Martial Law Proposed To Contain COVID-19 In Iran

Radiofarda – A member of the Scientific Committee of Iran’s National Coronavirus Combat and Prevention Headquarters, Majid Mokhtari, says the COVID-19 pandemic is a “grave” issue that addition to quarantine may require “martial law.” Speaking on a TV program, Mokhtari also defended the proposal to close Tehran for two weeks. The Chief-Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, Hossein Salami, …

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