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Monthly Archives: November 2020

Iranian teacher spends $290,000 inheritance on educating deprived students

PavandNews – Hossein Asadi, a teacher in Khuzestan province, has spent 12 billion rials (nearly $290,000) that he inherited from his father to educate students in deprived areas.   Source: Iranian daily Shahrvand ‘From my father’s inheritance, I was about to buy a car. But after a conversation with one of the school principals, I decided to talk to a girl who …

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USCIRF Supports Sanctions on Iran’s Intelligence Minister and Islamic Revolution Mostazafan Foundation

Shabtabnews – The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) welcomes the announcement that the U.S. Department of the Treasury has sanctioned Iranian Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi, who has “arrested and detained members of the Baha’i religion without charges,” and the Islamic Revolution Mostazafan Foundation, which was created to “confiscate and manage property, including that originally belonging to religious minorities such as …

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Iranian “Kulbar” Workers Shot Without Warning by Border Guards

iranwire.com – On the evening of November 18, 2020, news sources reported that two kulbars had been killed by border guards at the Oshnavieh border. Local sources have identified the kulbars as Wasim Fardinzadeh, a resident of Pirutabad (Pardavi) Oshnavieh, and Hakan Mohammadzadeh, a resident of the village of Karikan in the Kuhsar district of Salmas. According to the Hengaw website, …

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Security Agencies’ New Project: Certifying Dissidents Insane

iranwire.com – Aminabad Psychiatric Hospital and Evin Prison are located, respectively, in the southernmost and upper northern areas of Tehran. In a sense, the two facilities are far closer than they appear on a map. Security agencies in Iran have fostered a strong administrative link between the two: one that now requires just a handful of signatures to transform a …

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Nasrin Documentary Director: “So Many Like Her are at Risk”

iranwire.com – Last month a feature-length documentary, Nasrin, was released that covers life and struggles of Nasrin Sotoudeh, the world-renowned Iranian human rights lawyer imprisoned in Iran for her defense of civilian activists. For the next ten days, in partnership with the creators, IranWire has made the English-language film available online to Persian-speaking audiences outside of North America. To mark the release, we …

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World Children’s Day Rings Hollow for Children in Iran Who Enjoy Zero Rights

Iran-HRM – World Children’s Day rings hollow for children in Iran who enjoy zero rights The United Nations adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child on November 20, 1989, to underline the importance of recognition of the rights of children. This international convention lists the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of children which need to be …

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Summary Execution of Alireza Totazehi by Security Forces in Minab

Iran-HRM – Security forces in Minab shot and killed a Baluchi citizen on the spot on suspicion that he was trafficking narcotic drugs. The summary execution of Alireza Totazehi took place on November 12, 2020, according to the Campaign of Baluchi Activists. Alireza Totazehi came from the village of Garagheh, located in Nosratabad county near Zahedan, capital of Sistan and …

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Rouhani, Zarif face criticism for suggesting talks with US

President Hassan Rouhani and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif are under fire for suggesting that Iran could continue talks with the United States after President-elect Joe Biden takes office. In a video recently released by Iranian media, head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Force Esmail Ghaani criticizes the idea of speaking with the United States. Ghaani, who took over the Quds …

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IOPHR’s Today’s Webinar on: The “Legalisation of Child Marriage and the Oppression of Women under Iran’s ruling regime in the last Four Decades”

Shabtabnews – Today IOPHR is holding a webinar on “Legalisation of Child Marriage and the Oppression of Women under Iran’s ruling regime in the last Four Decades” Women and children have suffered severely since the Islamic Revolution in Iran due to the growing systematic and widespread human rights violations in Iran. In recent years, Iranian women have fallen victim to …

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