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Monthly Archives: February 2021

Confiscation of Baha’i Properties is Illegal Even Under Iranian Law

Iranwire – Two appellate courts, in Iran’s Mazandaran province and the capital Tehran, recently finalized and enforced a confiscation order for Baha’i properties in the village of Ivel in Mazandaran. But was the ruling legal under the laws of the Islamic Republic? A review of court documents and other materials referred to by judicial authorities shows the ruling was contrary …

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US Ready to Engage with Iran for JCPOA

VOA – The United States says it is ready to talk to Iran about the possibility of reviving a 2015 agreement intended to prevent Tehran from developing nuclear weapons. Former U.S. President Donald Trump abandoned the deal nearly three years ago. VOA’s Penny Dixon has more.

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Human Rights Professor, Reza Eslami Sentenced as Bargaining Chip for “Hostage Diplomacy”

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – Reza Eslami, human rights professor, member of the faculty of Shahid Beheshti University and a dual Iranian-Canadian citizen has recently been sentenced to seven years in prison, banned from university teaching and leaving the country.  58 member states recently signed a statement against the “use of arbitrary detention in state-to-state relations,” which according to the …

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Iran: 2 More Prisoners Executed at Rajai Shahr Prison Yesterday

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – Yesterday, it was reported that seven prisoners had been executed at Rajai Shahr Prison. New information shows that in fact, nine prisoners were executed at the prison yesterday. Yesterday, Iran Human Rights reported news that seven prisoners, including one woman, had been executed at Rajai Shahr Prison in the early hours of the morning. Newly obtained …

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Women’s Rights Activists Hoda Amid and Najmeh Vahedi’s 15 Year Sentences Upheld

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – The Court of Appeals has upheld the 15 year prison sentences issued by the Tehran Revolutionary Court for women’s rights activists, Hoda Amid and Najmeh Vahedi. Women’s rights activists say the Islamic Republic is cracking down on even the “most peaceful” activities that are sanctioned by law. Branch 15 of the Tehran Revolutionary Court had …

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IOPHR’s statement in connection with the cowardly murder by the Islamic Republic of Iran of Mr. Behnam Mahjoubi whilst in prison

shabtabnews – In a statement IOPHR condemned the ‘cowardly murder by the Islamic Republic of Iran of Mr. Behnam Mahjoubi whilst in prison.’ The statement stated that the treatment of Mr Mahjoubi was not only violation of international treaties on treatment of prisoners, which Iran is a signatory to, but it was also in violation of Iranian domestic laws. Moreover, …

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Biden, Netanyahu Finally Talk, Discuss ‘Iranian Threat’

RFL/RE – U.S. President Joe Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have spoken by phone amid reports of a strained relationship between the two countries following Netanyahu’s close ties to the Trump administration. A statement released on February 17 by the Israeli leader’s office said the two leaders discussed the “Iranian threat” as well as other issues, including the …

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Injuries Reported As Earthquake Shakes Southwestern Iran

RFL/RE – An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.6 shook southwest Iran near the town of Sisakht late on February 17, with at least 40 people injured, Iranian media reported. Iranian state TV quoted an official in the region as saying, “People in Sisakht and the town of Yasuj left their homes in panic. Water and electricity have been cut …

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U.S. To Discuss Iran Nuclear Deal With France, Britain, Germany

RFL/RE – The top diplomats from the United States, Germany, France, and Britain will hold talks on February 18 to discuss the future of the landmark 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, which Washington pulled out of in 2018. The deal signed by Tehran with the four Western powers, along with China and Russia, called for curbs on Iran’s uranium-enrichment program …

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UN Special Rapporteur Issues Damning Report on the State of Human Rights in Iran

Iranwire – The Islamic Republic of Iran executed at least 233 people last year, according to a new report by Professor Javaid Rehman, the third United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights in Iran. Among those executed were three people who had committed crimes as children, 11 who were sentenced to death on charges of moharebeh (war against God) or “corruption on …

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