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Monthly Archives: January 2021

Iran Human Rights Monitor Annual Report 2020 – Torture and ill-treatment of prisoners

Iran-HRM – Torture and ill-treatment of prisoners is a common practice in Iran prisons. Torture is one of the most inhuman methods of extracting confession and imposing pressure on dissidents. This method has been systematically used in prisons during the rule of the mullahs’ regime. Judiciary and Intelligence officials have always denied use of torture and ill-treatment of prisoners in …

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Iranian political prisoner Gholam Hossein Kalbi starts 21st year in prison

Iran-HRM – One of Iran’s longest-serving political prisoners Gholam Hossein Kalbi started the 21st year of his life imprisonment sentence in Sheiban Prison of Ahvaz. The authorities have not granted him any prison leave in the past 20 years, despite his serious medical issues that require treatment. Gholam Hossein Kalbi was arrested in the city Dezful in January 2001 for …

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Iran: Prisoner Farzad Nasser Jourshari Executed in Rasht

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – A prisoner sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for the “premeditated murder of seven people”, has been executed at Rasht Central Prison. He had spent the past four years in solitary confinement. According to Iran Human Rights, on the morning of January 8, a male prisoner was executed at Rasht Central Prison. His identity has been established as 36-year-old …

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Iran approves 3-day release for jailed lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh

Al-Monitor – Iran has granted a three-day medical release for internationally renowned human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, her husband said Friday.  “Nasrin came on medical leave for three days a few hours ago to continue her treatment,” Reza Khandan tweeted, along with a picture of him and Sotoudeh.  The 57-year-old Iranian attorney is serving a more than 30-year prison sentence after …

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Khamenei Says Iran In ‘No Rush’ To See U.S. Rejoin 2015 Nuclear Deal

RFL/RE – Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says the country is in no hurry to see the United States return to an international nuclear deal with major powers after President-elect Joe Biden takes office this month. “We are in no rush and we are not insisting on their return,” Khamenei said in a televised speech on January 8, reiterating …

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Sunni Leader Warns Khamenei of ‘Losing Hope’

Radiofarda – In a letter to the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the Sunni Friday Imam of Zahedan, Mawlana Abdul Hamid, his claiming that Sunni citizens in Iran are still considered “second-class citizens.” The letter published on Tuesday, January 5, on the high-ranking Sunni cleric’s official information site, is explicitly addressed to Khamenei. “Forty-two years after …

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Iran Should Name Commanders Responsible For Downing Ukrainian Plane

Radiofarda – Speaking to Radio Farda, Ukraine’s Deputy Foreign Minister, Yevhen Yenin, said on Wednesday, January 6, that Kyiv is waiting for the identification and punishment of the “real” Iranian officials responsible for shooting down Ukraine International Airline’s passenger plane last January. Yenin, who is in charge of following up on the tragic case, asked that Tehran announce the real …

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EU-China Investment Deal: “It Spits in the Face of Human Rights”

gatestoneinstitute.org – “It is a massive strategic blunder at a time when President Biden will be seeking to put together an international partnership of liberal democracies to deal with the bullying loutish behavior and assault on our international rules by Chinese Communists.” — Former Hong Kong Governor Lord Patten, Daily Mail, January 7, 2021. “We should not be seeking to contain …

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