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Monthly Archives: November 2020

Concern Grows Over German-Iranian Women Held in Solitary at Evin Prison

CHRI – Except for one short phone call, 66-year-old German-Iranian dual national Nahid Taghavi has not been heard from since her arrest by security agents in Tehran on October 19, 2020. The retired architect has been held in solitary confinement in Evin Prison without any reason being given for her plight, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) has learned. “After …

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Iran shuts gov’t offices, tightening virus restrictions

(AP) — Iran on Friday announced that all government offices will effectively close and operate with only essential staff, further tightening coronavirus measures as the country struggles to contain its most widespread wave of infection yet. Starting this Saturday — the first day of Iran’s workweek — state TV said “only those employees who need to be present will be …

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The Iranian Regime’s Fundamentalist and Sectarianist hostility towards other Muslims

Shabtabnews – In a post on pro-Iranian regime website feraghnews: https://t.me/ferghenews_com/3369 The true face of the regime fundamentalist policy is on display as it clearly rejects any form of Islam that doesn’t adhere to its own extremist ideology under the guise of Islam. As in this post it associates all other Islamic thought as anti-regime, and associates these thoughts with …

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Baha’is Barred From Higher Education In Iran

Radiofarda – Deficient filing” is a familiar term to Baha’i youth in Iran who want to enter university and carry on their education like any other citizen enjoying one of their most fundamental rights. Iranian Baha’is have been denied permission to study at the country’s universities since the downfall of Iran’s pro-West monarch and establishment of the Islamic Republic in …

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Arab Coalition destroys two mines laid by Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi militia

Al-Arabia – The Arab Coalition said it destroyed two mines laid by Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi militia in the south of the Red Sea, Saudi Arabia’s state TV reported on Friday. For all the latest headlines follow our Google News channel online or via the app. Houthi forces have staged many missile and drone strikes on civilian airports and oil infrastructure in Saudi …

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Khamenei’s Loyal Penman Links Quran to Holocaust Denial

iranwire.com -If anyone doubted that Holocaust denial was a central policy of Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, he has put those doubts to rest. Take his response to the crisis that erupted in France following the October 16 beheading of Samuel Paty, a middle-school teacher who had shown his students cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammad. Khamenei waded in with his …

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The Increasing Pressure on Yarsanis, one of the Largest Religious Minorities in Iran

iranwire.com – Tensions in Kermanshah province have been on the rise in recent weeks after a Salafi fundamentalist cleric made inflammatory comments about the Yarsanis, one of Iran’s largest religious minorities, during prayers at a mosque in early November. Human rights activists have questioned why a fanatic has been given a platform to threaten minorities in the province, voicing their anger …

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Iranian Diplomat Goes On Trial In Belgium Over Bomb Plot

RFL/RE – An Iranian diplomat and three other Iranian nationals go on trial in Belgium on November 27, more than two years after European authorities broke up an alleged plot to bomb an Iranian opposition rally outside Paris. The trial has the potential to embarrass Iran and strain ties with European countries, which have blamed Iranian intelligence of being behind …

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Jailed Activist at Risk of Hearing Loss Due to Lack of Medical Care

Iran-HRM – Civil activist Saeed Eghbali could lose hearing in one ear if Iranian authorities continue to refuse to transfer him to a hospital outside of Evin Prison where he has been held since May 2020. The state security forces beaten and violently arrested Saeed Eghbali in 2017, causing a 70% rupture of the right eardrum. Saeed Eghbali’s ear infection …

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Iran: Prisoner Executed in Qom Prison

Iran Human Rights Organization- A prisoner sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, has been executed at Qom Central Prison. According to Iran Human Rights, a male prisoner was executed in Qom Prison on the morning of Monday, November 23. The prisoner who has only been identified by his first name, Hossein, was known as “Hossein Qomi” and had been sentenced …

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