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Monthly Archives: November 2020

Baha’i Homes Reportedly Raided In Cities Across Iran

Activists say Iranian security forces have raided the homes of dozens of Baha’is in several cities across the country, confiscating their personal belongings. Anti-Baha’i graffiti on the wall of a building in the city of Abadeh The reason for the raids on November 22 was not immediately clear and authorities did not comment on reports of the action. Simin Fahandej, …

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Germany warns dual nationals against travel to Iran after arrest

Al-Arabia – Germany has warned citizens who also hold Iranian nationality against traveling to Iran after a dual national was arrested in October. The foreign ministry did not name the detained citizen, but she has been identified as Nahid Taghavi by her daughter Mariam Claren. “There have been several arrests of German-Iranian dual nationals in the past – including most recently in …

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One Year After Iran’s Deadly Crackdown, Victims’ Families Face Harassment

Radiofarda – One year after Iran’s deadliest crackdown on anti-establishment protests, no one has been held responsible for the killing of hundreds of citizens. Officials have instead pressured the families of some of those killed to remain silent and warned them not to hold public memorials for their loved ones. Among them is the family of Ameneh Shahbazi, a 34-year-old …

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Weekly Review of Censorship: Presidential Advisor Found Guilty by Press Jury

iranwire.com – Hessamoddin Ashena, an adviser to President Hassan Rouhani, was convicted in court on Sunday, November 22 in connection with two “political” tweets. The politician and former Intelligence Ministry official is one of three defendants in a case being heard by members of Iran’s newly-formed Press and Political Crimes Jury. The case against Ashena related to his Twitter comments …

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Iranians Ignore “Extensive Lockdowns”

iranwire.com – On Sunday, November 22, “extensive lockdowns” across many cities and provinces in Iran entered a second day. And yet photographs and videos posted online show that the public has not paid much attention. As with other restrictive measures introduced by the National Coronavirus Taskforce, Iranians have largely ignored the rules. Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli, who is also the …

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Iran’s Overseas Propaganda: London, Gateway to the World

iranwire.com – A peculiar trait of cruel regimes down the centuries has long been their obsession with image. The most brutal, authoritarian and unaccountable of states pay a level of attention that borderlines on the obsessional to not merely how they are viewed by their own citizenry, but also by other states and powerful actors on the international stage. Nowhere is …

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The United States stands in solidarity with all Iranians who bravely stood up to the Iranian regime.

Shabtabnews – In a twitter statement from the US department of state US expressed its solidarity with all Iranians who bravely stood up to the Iranian regime. The United States stands in solidarity with all Iranians who bravely stood up to the Iranian regime and protested a year ago. The rights of all Iranians must be respected. https://t.co/tiw92aUnmk pic.twitter.com/nk6EFA54lb— Department …

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Deputy Health Minister Accuses His Boss of Incompetence and Resigns

iranwire.com – On the evening of Friday, November 20, news broke that Reza Malekzadeh, Iran’s deputy minister for health research, and Ali Nobakht Haghighi, the newly-appointed secretary of the Coronavirus Advisory Council, had both resigned. News of the abrupt departures quickly gave way to political infighting. In an already febrile atmosphere following arguments over next year’s presidential election, various political …

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Babak Asadi: A Young Protester Who Died Eight Years After Police Assault

iranwire.com – On November 9, 2020, a video was posted online that showed a middle-aged woman from Iran, talking about her son. She introduces herself as Shamsi Khamse, mother of Babak Asadi, a young man who became a casualty of the 2009 protests. This is the first time his name has come to light in connection with the tumult that engulfed Iran that …

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