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Monthly Archives: February 2021

Two men killed by Iran’s security forces in Sistan and Baluchestan Province

Iran-HRM – Iran’s security forces shot and killed at least two men from Iran’s disadvantaged Baluchi ethnic minority. The state security forces opened fire on two Baluch citizens riding a motorcycle in Saravan, southeastern Iran yesterday, killing one man and injuring another. In another incident in Minab, southern Iran, security forces shot and killed a man carrying fuel.    According to …

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Joint Letter: Urgent International Action Needed to Secure Release of Kurdish Activists and Others Arbitrarily Detained in Iran

HRW – We, the undersigned 36 civil society and human rights organizations, call for the urgent attention of the international community to an ongoing wave of arbitrary arrests, incommunicado detention, and enforced disappearances by the Iranian authorities, targeting scores of people from Iran’s disadvantaged Kurdish minority in the provinces of Alborz, Kermanshah, Kurdistan, Tehran, and West Azerbaijan. To date, the …

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Iran: UN Experts Alarmed Over Execution of Baluch Minority Prisoners

Iranhr.net – UN human rights experts today condemned the weekend hanging of Javid Dehghan, an Iranian from the Baloch minority. They fear a disturbing recent increase in executions of Baloch minority prisoners in Iran will continue. “We are shocked that Mr. Dehghan’s execution on 30 January was carried out despite our urgent appeal last week to the Iranian Government to …

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Mohammad Nourizad at Risk of Death in Prison in Iran

Iran Human Rights (IHR)- Imprisoned human rights defender Mohammad Nourizad’s wife, Fatemeh Maleki says he continues to be held at Evin Prison despite the Forensic Medical Organisation’s report that considers him unfit to serve his sentence due to the severity of his physical ill-health. Documentary maker, journalist and political prisoner, Mohammad Nourizad is one of the 14 activists who in …

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Academic jailed in Iran pulls off daring escape back to Britain

theguardian.com – A British- Iranian dual national sentenced to nine years and three months in jail in Iran for co-operating with “a hostile state power” has smuggled himself out of Iran, escaping over the country’s treacherous mountainous border, and is now living in London. In an interview with the Guardian, Kameel Ahmady explained he felt had no option but to flee after spending …

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Iranian Dissidents Urge Biden to Press Tehran on Human Rights, Democracy

VOA – A group of Iranian dissidents has urged U.S. President Joe Biden to support their demands for secular democracy and respect for human rights in Iran, issues on which Biden’s administration has been silent early in its term as it focuses on curbing the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program.  In an open letter to Biden dated February 1, written in English and shared with VOA Persian, …

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Special Report: Bad Science, Bad Faith and Covid-19 in Iran

Iranwire – The following is the full text of IranWire’s new report on the story of Covid-19 in the Islamic Republic of Iran during 2020. Only the Trenches Have Changed draws on our own online coronavirus “chronology” published throughout the year, as well as expert analysis and interviews with public health practitioners from around the world. The report seeks to show the …

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Khomeini Factcheck: Can Iran’s Supreme Leader Avoid Autocracy?

Iranwire – The founder of Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, repeatedly claimed that the principle of Velayat-e Faqih in Iran’s constitution – the guardianship of an Islamic jurist as supreme leader, which underpins the Islamic Republic – would prevent autocracy. “Do not be afraid of Velayat-e Faqih,” he one said. “If a Faqih [Supreme Leader] wants to coerce then he …

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Khomeini Factcheck: Have Iranian Laws Protected the Rights of Women and Minorities?

Iranwire – Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, founder of the 1979 Islamic Revolution, claimed in a message to the Iranian people on April 3, 1979, after the referendum for the new regime: “In the Islamic Republic, everyone is equal; the law respects the rights of religious minorities, women and others, and does not discriminate among these groups.” Khomeini said in another message: “Different groups, …

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