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Monthly Archives: November 2020

Iran’s Zarif tested positive for coronavirus, has now recovered: FM

Al-Arabia – Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif contracted and later recovered from coronavirus, a foreign ministry official said on Sunday. For more coronavirus news, visit our dedicated page. Zarif tested positive for coronavirus once and negative on two separate occasions after that, state news agency IRNA quoted Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh as saying. Khatibzadeh did not say when Zarif …

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Iran Human Rights Monitor, Monthly Report – October 2020

Iran-HRM – October saw the State Security Force’s violent approach towards Iranian citizens, even torturing them in public. This comes in tandem with the clerical regime’s expansion of its repressive plans to contain increasing social discontent, particularly on the eve of the anniversary of the protests in November 2019. On October 18, SSF forces tied a young man, Mehrdad Sepehri, to …

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The Islamic Republic’s Incorrigible, Says Former Revolutionary

Radiofarda – A prominent Islamic Revolutionary turned dissident, Abolfazl Qadyani, says Iran’s political establishment is an “authoritarian regime” that has blocked all roads towards reforming the country. In a note published last Thursday on an exiled dissident website, Kalemeh, Qadyani asserted that the tyranny dominating Iran has brought the country to a standstill. Qadyani, who lives in Iran, also called …

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US Elections: The Unasked Questions

The initial success of America’s recent economic policy was based on three factors: a substantial tax cut, energy independence, and a more level playing field in foreign trade…. Will there be a high tax scenario at a time the economy is grappling with the crippling effect of Covid-19? Will he stop or curtail fracking and lose the status of number …

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Iran Imposes New Restrictions To Stem Coronavirus Spread – Rouhani

Radiofarda – Weddings, wakes and conferences will be banned in the Iranian capital until further notice as the Middle East’s hardest-hit nation battles a third wave of COVID-19, police said on Saturday. President Hassan Rouhani meanwhile announced new restrictions that will take effect on Wednesday in 25 of Iran’s 31 provinces for 10 days. The official IRNA news agency said …

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Iran’s rial at 6-week high on cash injections, hopes that Biden wins US election

Al-Arabia – Iran’s troubled currency rose to a six-week high against the US dollar on Saturday, helped by central bank cash injections and hopes of reduced US sanctions after a possible presidential election victory by Joe Biden.The dollar was selling for about 268,000 rials on the unofficial market, down from 281,000 on Friday, according to foreign exchange site The …

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Torturer Judge Dies of Covid-19, Escaping Justice

Iran-wire – Earlier this month, one of Iran’s most notorious puppet judges quietly passed away after contracting Covid-19. News surfaced that Hassan Zare Dehnavi, better known as Judge Haddad, had died on Wednesday, October 28. It prompted an outpouring of reaction from students, activists and others painfully affected by this judge’s rulings in the Revolutionary Courts during his lifetime. Beginning …

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Female Chess Arbiter Wins Asylum in UK

Iran-wire – Top Iranian chess referee Shohreh Bayat has been granted asylum in the UK after being photographed without a hijab at an international tournament last year. The 32-year-old is an arbiter for the International Chess Federation (FIDE) and was chief arbiter of the Women’s World Chess Championship 2020. What should have been a career highlight pitched Bayat into the centre of …

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