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Monthly Archives: November 2020

Could the Next President of Iran be a Revolutionary Guard?

iranwire.com – In just seven months’ time, Iranians will go to the polls to cast their votes in favor of the next President of the Islamic Republic. Against the bloody backdrop of the past three years, and amid a litany of broken promises and economic woes, there is every chance that turnout will be low in June 2021. But for …

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Discriminatory Treatment of the Poor in Iran, Single Mother Self-Immolates

Iran-HRM – Discriminatory treatment of the poor in Iran, single mother self-immolates A woman setting herself on fire in Bandar Abbas, capital of the southern Iranian province of Hormozgan, evoked widespread outrage across the country. The footage of this cruel and inhuman measure was disseminated on the social media on November 19. A young girl can be heard screaming and …

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New Wave of Arrests of MEK Supporters in Tehran and Across the Country

Iran-HRM – The wave of arrest of families and supporters of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) has continued. In the second half of November, simultaneous with the anniversary of the protests last year which shook the regime to its foundations, the Ministry of Intelligence and its repressive forces and agents have launched a series of arrests particularly among …

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Caucasus: Clash of Imperial Dreams

gatestoneinstitute.org – To start with, the mini-victory he [Erdogan] has won against Armenia may have whetted Erdogan’s appetite for further conquests. Pro-Erdogan papers in Turkey are beating the drums about “victory in the Caucasus” as the first time, since the end of the Ottoman Empire, that Turks have managed to “liberate” a chunk of Islamdom from “infidel” rule. Worse still …

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Iran Says It Seized Panama-Flagged Tanker For Alleged Fuel Smuggling

RFL/RE – Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) has detained a Panama-flagged oil tanker in the Persian Gulf that was carrying 300,000 liters of illegal oil, local media report. The 10 foreign crew members were detained and the case was handed over to prosecutors in the port city of Parsian, the semiofficial Fars news agency quoted an IRGC spokesman as …

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A Path to Democracy Without Violence

iranwire.com – For the last 16 years an Iranian-born doctor, Hassan Nayeb-Hashem, has been working on a remarkable project. The general practitioner and long-time human rights defender has produced a roadmap which, he says, can pave the way for a transition from the present bitter situation in Iran to a brighter, democratic future for Iran. Dr. Nayeb-Hashem now lives in Vienna, …

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Iran Named as Top Cyber Security Risk to Canada

iranwire.com – For the first time, Canada has formally named Iran as being among the biggest cyber-threats to the country, alongside state-sponsored hackers from China, Russia and North Korea. On Wednesday, November 18, 2020, the Communications Security Establishment’s (CSE) Canadian Centre for Cyber Security published its second ever National Cyber Threat Assessment report (NCTA), in which the agency explicitly names the …

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Officials and MPs Clash Over Coronavirus Fines and Subsidies

iranwire.com – Iran’s most stringent coronavirus measures yet are due go into effect across the country from the small hours of Saturday, November 20. The new “comprehensive lockdowns” have been approved by the Supreme National Security Council and will be backed up with the full force of the law. Up until now, measures introduced by the National Coronavirus Taskforce have …

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Iranian Worker, 45, Sets Himself On Fire Due to Financial Straits

Iran-HRM – A 45-year-old worker in Kermanshah set fire to himself and died on Wednesday, November 18, 2020. The destitute worker did this act of protest in front of the Workers’ Syndicate in the city of Kermanshah. He died after he was transferred to hospital due to severity of injuries. Simultaneous with the dissemination of the video clip of this …

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