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Monthly Archives: January 2021

Tehran’s Oldest Jewish Hospital Shuts Down

Iranwire – An old building sits in Mostafa Khomeini Street, near the Sirus crossroads. Outside, a large sign indicates a medical center is housed there. Several cars are parked in the yard and a guard and several men talk to each other, standing next to one of the cars. Often in the past, the old building has attracted the attention of …

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Iranian Rival Camps Lined Up to Gain from Biden’s Administration

Radiofarda – Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s website has published a series of exclusive interviews with seven top-ranking officials in Iran. Published from January 11 to January 18, and titled “Decisive Word,” the interviews reflect attitudes of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, and two of his predecessors, Ali Akbar Velayati and Kamal Kharrazi; the speaker of Iran’s Majlis parliament, …

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Iran Hosts Taliban to ‘Exchange Views’ on US-backed Afghan Peace Process

VOA – Senior leaders of Afghanistan’s Taliban insurgency traveled to Iran Tuesday to “exchange views” on U.S.-brokered peace negotiations between warring Afghan parties. Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said the insurgent team had been formally invited to Tehran for bilateral meetings “to review (the) Afghan peace process.” Iran’s official media quoted Khatibzadeh as saying that the Taliban’s visit was “part of …

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Five Arab political prisoners go on hunger strike in Shaiban Prison of Ahvaz

Iran-HRM – Five Arab political prisoners have started a hunger strike in Shaiban Prison of Ahvaz, capital of southwestern Iranian Province of Khuzestan. Jasem Heydari, Ali Khasraji, Hossein Seilavi, Ali Motiri, and Ali Mojaddam sewed their lips and started a hunger strike on Saturday, January 23, 2021. The Arab political prisoners are refusing food to protest mistreatment of inmates by …

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Political prisoner Akbar Bagheri in dire health, denied treatment

Iran-HRM – Political prisoner Akbar Bagheri is detained in the Great Tehran Penitentiary (GTP). He is in dire health condition and needs to be treated at a civic hospital, but the GTP warden, Asghar Fat’hi, has prevented his hospitalization. The life and health of this prisoner is in danger. Akbar Bagheri has a gastrointestinal illness and his physical condition is …

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Prisoner Omran Hariri Transferred for Execution in Qom

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – A prisoner sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, has been transferred to solitary confinement in preparation for his execution in Qom Central Prison. According to Iran Human Rights, a male prisoner was transferred to solitary confinement in preparation for his execution this afternoon in Qom Central Prison. The prisoner who was sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder) has been …

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IHR Warns of Crackdown on Kurdish and Baluch Citizens in Iran

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – There has been a dramatic rise in the execution of Baluch citizens over the last five weeks, with 19 Baluch prisoners being executed in Mashhad and Zahedan Central Prisons. Of those, four were executed on political and security charges. The arbitrary arrests of Kurdish activists which began on January 9 has also continued. Around 70 …

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Iranian-American sentenced to prison, allegedly without a trial

Al-Monitor – An Iranian American man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison on spying charges, even though his family says his trial took place without him. The family said Emad Shargi was cleared of the charges in December 2019, but then was informed he was guilty by a court in November, The Associated Press reported. A judicial official told the news agency …

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