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Monthly Archives: December 2020

Source: Iran Sentences 8 Baha’is to Prison, Other Punishments After ‘Unfair’ Trial

VOA – Iran has sentenced eight of its Baha’i citizens to prison terms and other punishments according to an informed source, in the latest example of the Islamist-ruled nation’s longstanding and internationally criticized policy of severely restricting the rights of its Baha’i religious minority. In a December 24 interview with VOA Persian from Iran, the source, who is familiar with …

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Iran To Get 150,000 Doses Of Pfizer Vaccines From ‘Philanthropists’ In U.S.

RFL/RE – The head of Iran’s Red Crescent Society says the country will receive a shipment of coronavirus vaccines developed by Pfizer and BioNTech in three weeks. “According to arrangements made with a group of philanthropists in the U.S., 150,000 doses of [Pfizer] coronavirus vaccines are expected to enter the country,” Red Crescent Director Karim Hemmati told the semi-official Tasnim …

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Three prisoners die in Evin Prison due to Coronavirus infection

Iran-HRM – Three prisoners have died in Evin Prison in Tehran in the period between December 24 and 28. The three prisoners suffered from the COVID-19 but they had been abandoned by Evin dispensary officials without any medical treatment. On Monday, December 28, Amir Hossein Mottaghian died of COVID-19 in Ward 4 of Evin Prison. He fell down on the …

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US approves Iranian funds transfer to buy COVID vaccines, says Iran central bank chief

Al-Monitor – The United States has approved the overseas transfer of funds from an Iranian bank to pay for coronavirus vaccines, the regime’s central bank chief says. Sanctions are technically not supposed to affect medicine, and this will allow Tehran to avoid some of the corollary damage US restrictions on Iran’s financial institutions have caused when it comes to the Islamic Republic’s medical …

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Biden needs to build on Trump success to aid Iranian people

Al-Arabia – Five years after the Iran deal, many of the policy minds from the Obama era are headed back into government as US President elect Joe Biden prepares to step into the White House. They say they are ready to re-enter the Iran deal, but despite partisan polarization, they cannot be oblivious to failures of their old policy. Following …

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New Poll Shows Iranians May Want Ahmadinejad Back as President

Iranwire.com -Almost half of Iranians say they “completely disapprove” of President Hassan Rouhani’s performance to date and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has emerged as the early frontrunner in next year’s presidential election. Between October 22 and 28, 2020 an independent poll conducted for IranWire saw telephone interviews conducted with a random sample of 1,136 people aged 18 and older living in Iran. According to …

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Political prisoner Afshin Shahsavari viciously brutalized by guards in Evin Prison

Iran-HRM – Prison guards badly brutalized political prisoner Afshin Shahsavari, reports from Tehran’s Evin Prison say. The guards continued to beat him even after he went unconscious due to the severity of beatins. The reason political prisoner Afshin Shahsavari was brutalized was his support for ordinary prisoners in the quarantine. Prison guards struck him in the head and face. That …

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Storms Kill 12 Climbers in Iran; Capsized Ship Crew Missing in Persian Gulf

VOA – Heavy snowfall has killed 12 climbers in mountains north of Iran’s capital, Tehran, while rough waters capsized a ship in the Persian Gulf and left its crew missing, state media reported Sunday. Heavy snow and high winds in several parts of Iran in the past few days have closed many roads and disrupted transport. The bodies of two …

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