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Monthly Archives: February 2021

Iran health ministry says virus deaths cross 60,000 mark

Al-Arabia – Iran’s health ministry said the country’s coronavirus fatalities broke the 60,000 mark on Sunday, as the Islamic republic battles the Middle East’s worst outbreak of the illness. For the latest headlines, follow our Google News channel online or via the app. The grim milestone comes after several Iranian officials, including President Hassan Rouhani, warned of a COVID-19 “fourth …

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New Report Claims 3,000 Killed In Iran During ‘Bloody November’ In 2019

iranintl.com – A new report by Human Rights in Iran claims that in the “bloody November” of 2019 at least 3,000 protesters were killed by the Islamic Republic security forces from November 15 to 17, and nearly 20,000 arrested. The Human Rights in Iran website affiliated with the Mehr Center, in an earlier report published on December 2, 2019, had stated that …

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Cinderella Province in a Rebellious Mood

gatestoneinstitute.org – The mullahs had another reason to neglect the Baluch, a majority of whom are Sunni Muslims and deeply suspicious of a regime based on a militant Imamist ideology. During the past four decades, an accumulation of grievances has pushed the Baluch into a rebellious mood. According to a study by the Ministry of the Interior, almost 30% of …

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China Buys Western Academics

gatestoneinstitute.org – “The inaugural conference assured [everyone] that Tibet was never annexed, [and] that the Chinese intervention of 1950 had been requested by the Tibetans,” Nicolas Nord, a law professor, recalled. [T]he proposed new head of the CIA, William J. Burns, said that if it were up to him, he would close Confucius Institutes in Western universities. Seventeen schools in …

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The Danger of Appeasing the Mullahs

gatestoneinstitute.org – Turkey and the European Union are on the same page when it comes to pursuing appeasement policies with the Iranian regime. How do the ruling mullahs of Iran repay the favor? Through assassinations and terror plots. After the EU began pursuing ways of appeasing Iran, and after sanctions were lifted in 2015 due to the nuclear deal (which …

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Khamenei Understands the Destitution of the Baluchis

Iranwire – For decades, the Islamic Republic has regarded the Baluchi people and Baluchistan as an irritation at best, a serious security threat at worst. The tensions and discrimination have once again come to the fore: On Monday, February 22, Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC ) fired on Baluch fuel smugglers at the Askan border crossing in the city of …

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Faezeh Hashemi: Our Government Murders Innocent Baluchis and Lies About It

Iranwire – In an audio file shared with IranWire, Faezeh Hashemi, the reformist political activist and former member of the Iranian parliament, has discussed the recent protests by the people of Sistan and Baluchistan. In Hashemi’s view, it is successive government policies that have caused the extreme poverty in Sistan and Baluchistan and forced its impoverished citizens to become oil …

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Internet shut down in southeast Iran amid protests over killing of Baluch fuel traders

Iran-HRM – Reports say that the internet has been disrupted in various cities in Sistan and Baluchestan Province following days of protests across the province over the killing of Baluch fuel traders. The internet was disrupted or completely shutdown since Wednesday afternoon in the cities of Chabahar, Iranshahr, Saravan, Zahedan and Zabol.Protests erupted on February 22, in Iran’s southeastern Sistan …

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Tortured political prisoner sews lips together over being denied medical care

Iran-HRM – Political prisoner Khaled Pirzadeh, who had been on a hunger strike announced that he has sewn his lips together since Wednesday, February 24, to protest the authorities’ failure to address his demands. He has been on hunger strike since February 22 to protest being refused access to medical care. Political prisoner Khaled Pirzadeh also refused to take his …

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