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Monthly Archives: December 2020

Four Weeks Incommunicado; IHR Gravely Concerned Over Fate of Ahmadreza Djalali

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – Swedish-Iranian scientist, Dr Ahmadreza Djalali was transferred to an unknown location over a month ago and has been incommunicado since, causing his family concern over his fate. According to Iran Human Rights, political death row prisoner, Ahmadreza Djalali was transferred to an unknown location on November 23 and has been not heard from since. Expressing …

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Does Iran have a plan for a successor to Khamenei?

Al-Monitor -Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is 81 years old. For years now, a report every few months raises concern about his health. He has been described as “ailing” in many media reports, though there is no proof that the man who has been ruling Iran since 1989 is really in bad health. On Dec. 15, he made an appearance in front of cameras while …

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Iran’s President Claims Washington Demanding That Coronavirus Vaccine Transaction Run Through U.S. Bank

RFL/RE – Following an announcement that Tehran had won approval from the United States to use foreign-currency reserves to buy coronavirus vaccines, Iran’s president has claimed that Washington is now demanding that such a transaction go through a U.S. bank. President Hassan Rohani told a meeting of the government’s coronavirus-response team on December 26 that Iran sought to transfer money …

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Political prisoners Shaker Behrouz faces a second death sentence

Iran-HRM – A second death sentence has been issued for political prisoner Shaker Behrouz based on a new cased filed against him. Mr. Behrouzi is presently detained in the Central Prison of Urmia. The First Branch of the Penal Court of Urmia issued the second death sentence on Saturday, December 26, for political prisoner Shaker Behrouzi on the charge of murdering Mamel …

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IHR Condemns Execution of Political Prisoner, Abdulhamid Mir-Balouchzehi

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – Political Prisoner, Abdulhamid Mir-Balouchzehi’s lawyer, Mostafa Nili has announced news of his client’s execution on his Twitter page. Iran Human Rights condemns his execution in the strongest terms. IHR Director, Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam said: “In addition to the death penalty being a cruel and inhumane punishment, all evidence suggest that Abdulhamid Mir-Balouchzehi was denied the right …

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Iran’s Zam And Other Sons Of The Islamic Republic Who Rebelled Against The Clerical Regime

RFL/RE- Ruhollah Zam’s father, a cleric who served as the head of Iran’s state propaganda agency in the 1980s, named him after the leader of the 1979 revolution and the founder of the Islamic republic, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.But as an adult, Zam turned against the clerical establishment that was created by his infamous namesake.Zam’s opposition activities — including his popular …

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2 Climbers Killed, 2 Injured in Iran During Heavy Snowfall

VOA – Two climbers were killed and two others injured Friday on a mountain outside Iran’s capital, Tehran, during heavy snowfall and a blizzard, the country’s emergency unit said. Mojtaba Khaledi, spokesman for the state emergency services, told state television the incident occurred on the summit of Kolakchal. One media report said the climbers fell to their deaths. Earlier, the …

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Former FM Admits Iran Needs Nuclear Issue to Avoid Human Rights in Talks

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – In a recent interview, Ali Akbar Salehi, the current head of the Atomic Energy Organisation and former Foreign Minister of Iran states that it is better for the nuclear issue to be the challenge between Iran and the West, and not issues like human rights.  Ali Akbar Salehi discussed the challenges between Iran and the …

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