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Monthly Archives: January 2021

Camerawoman for “Nasrin” Film Trapped in South America by Human Trafficker

Iranwire -From the Tehran highway to the airport at Ecuador, then on to Peru and Brazil in the clutches of a people-smuggler, and finally thrown to a protracted and unjust detention. The tumultuous recent experience of Mahnaz Alizadeh, camerawoman for a recently-released documentary about the life and times of human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, may someday be worthy of a …

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Political prisoner Mohammad Ashtiani almost suffocated in Central Prison of Karaj

Iran-HRM – Political prisoner Mohammad Ashtiani was about to get suffocated in the absence of medical treatment.   Low oxygen levels in the blood of political prisoner Mohammad Ashtiani was leading to his suffocation due to lack of medical treatment. Despite the low oxygen level in his blood, prison authorities refrained from providing him medical care and taking him to …

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Political prisoner Mehdi Farahi Shandiz under continued pressure in Karaj Prison

Iran-HRM – Political prisoner Mehdi Farahi Shandiz has been moved to the quarantine of the Central Prison of Karaj since more than two months ago. He is under pressure and restrictions there. Political prisoner Mehdi Farahi Shandiz was relocated from ward 6 to the quarantine of the Central Prison of Karaj in late November, for chanting against the clerical regime’s …

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Amnesty -The Iranian authorities must immediately halt the execution of Javid Dehghan, a member of Iran’s disadvantaged Baluchi ethnic minority, scheduled to take place in less than 48 hours on 30 January 2021, Amnesty International said in a statement today. Highlighting a shocking catalogue of fair trial violations throughout the investigation, trial and appeal stages, the organization urged the Iranian …

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Prisoner Ali Motayyeri Executed in Ahvaz While on Hunger Strike

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – Prisoner Ali Motayyeri, who according to Iranian media, was sentenced to death on charges of “premeditated murder with a religious motive,” has been executed in Sheiban Prison, Ahvaz. According to state-run Tasnim news agency, a prisoner named Ali Motayyeri was executed at Sheiban Prison this morning. He had been sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) and efsad-fil-arz (corruption on earth) for …

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Baluch Political Prisoner Javid Dehghan Transferred for Execution

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – Javid Dehghan, a Baluch prisoner on death row on political and security charges, has been transferred to solitary confinement in preparation for his execution at  Zahedan Central Prison. According to informed sources, his family are due to pay him their last visit tomorrow, Friday, January 29 and he will be executed on Saturday, January 30. According …

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Publication of ‘Studies in Ancient Persia and the Achaemenid Period’

PayvandNews – The Iran Heritage Foundation is pleased to announce the recent publication of a book entitled Studies in Ancient Persia and the Achaemenid Period, edited by John Curtis, the Academic Director of IHF. The book is published by James Clarke & Co and has been sponsored by IHF. The publication has an appreciation and biography of Terence Mitchell, Keeper of …

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Iran exceeds its uranium enrichment goals despite Western criticism

Al-Arabia – Iran has exceeded 17 kilograms of 20 percent enriched uranium within a month’s time, state TV reported Thursday, moving its nuclear program closer to weapons-grade enrichment levels amid heightened tensions with the US. Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Qalibaf, during a visit to the country’s Fordo nuclear facility, said in a televised speech that in less than a month, scientists passed 17 kilograms …

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Hell in South Tehran: Juvenile Prisoners Speak Out

Iranwire – The following article is a narration from a prison inmate in Iran, published by IranWire as part of a collection of reports from convicts on their experiences behind bars. In this instalment, current and ex-inmates describe the youth ward of the 4th Brigade of Greater Tehran Penitentiary, known as Shafark Valley: a hellscape so badly out of control …

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