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Monthly Archives: February 2021

Two Baluch protesters including 13-year-old boy shot dead by IRGC

Iran-HRM – At least two Baluch protesters, including a 13-year-old child, were shot and killed today by the IRGC forces in the Qaleh Bid Base during protests in Zahedan, the capital of Sistan-Baluchistan Province. Hassan Mohammadzehi, 13 and Mohammad Saleh Motaghedi were shot and killed during the protests on Wednesday, two days after dozens of ‘fuel carriers’ were were killed …

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Judge threatens political prisoner with death penalty one year after his arrest

Iran-HRM – Political prisoner Majid Khademi was threatened with death by the judge in his case. A year after his arrest the 29-year-old political prisoner is still being held in uncertain conditions in Behbahan Prison. He is also denied access to contact with his family. He was arrested in late 2019 following the nationwide fuel price protests in Behbahan in …

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Two men killed by IRGC forces in northwest Iran

Iran-HRM – Two men in Piranshahr in northwestern Iran were shot and killed by the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) today. According to an informed source, the IRGC forces directly targetted the men “Abdullah Naderi” and “Osman Naderi”, who were brothers, without prior notice.Kurdish local websites reported that the IRGC forces shot the two men without any specific reason. The …

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73-year-old Retired Pilot Facing Death Penalty Acquitted of Alcohol Consumption

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – A 73-year-old man facing the death penalty after being arrested for the fourth time on charges of alcohol consumption, has been acquitted and released by Branch 9 of the Tehran Criminal Court. According to Rokna, a man identified only as Ehsan, a retired pilot with a military doctorate, was arrested for alcohol consumption and driving …

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CENTCOM chief warns Iran over strikes on Erbil, Saudi Arabia

Al-Monitor – The top commander of US military forces in the Middle East issued a subtle but unmistakable warning to Iran today over recent projectile attacks on Iraq’s Kurdistan region and Saudi Arabia. CENTCOM commander Gen. Kenneth “Frank” McKenzie said he considers it “very dangerous” for Iranian officials to assume that an uptick in such attacks in recent weeks “can …

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Biden’s CIA nominee stresses China over Iran during Senate hearing

Al-Monitor – CIA Director nominee William Burns said Iran cannot be overlooked, but advocated for a focus on China during his nomination hearing Wednesday. Burns, who was nominated for the top intelligence position by US President Joe Biden, went before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on Wednesday. Burns is a longtime diplomat who served in top State Department positions …

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Botulism Kills 10,000 Birds In Miankaleh Peninsula and Gorgan Bay, Iran

Payvandnews – Some 10,000 bodies of lifeless migratory birds that died as a result of botulism poisoning have been found so far around the Miankaleh peninsula and Gorgan Bay, located in the extreme south-eastern part of the Caspian Sea.  Botulism disease, which for the second consecutive year has caused the death of a large number of migratory birds in Miankaleh and Gorgan …

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IOPHR Statement regarding the responsibility of the Islamic Republic of Iran in protecting the lives of prisoners of conscience

Shabtabnews – Following the murder of a prisoner of conscience, Mr. Behnam Mahjoubi, at the Evin Prison Medical Centre through poisoning, the IOPHR in a statement expressed its deep concern in regards to the safety and health of political and non-political Sufi prisoners in Iran. As well as calling “on all governments, especially democratic governments, committed to human rights values, …

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IOPHR Representatives Weekly USCIRF Roundtable

Shabtabnews – In the weekly USCIRF Roundtable IOPHR representative Hamid Gharagozloo’s gives a candid presentation on human rights issues in Iran and the particular case of poisoning and murder of Gonabadi Sufi, Behnam Mahjoubi. Below is the link to the transcript of Hamid Gharagozloo’s presentation at the USCIRF Weekly Roundtable with Gayle Manchin: IOPHR Representatives Weekly USCIRF Roundtable

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Former Iranian ambassador-turned-academic defended violent Palestinian intifada in 1989

FOX: Oberlin College is facing fresh criticism for continuing to give a platform to a so-called “professor of peace,” Mohammad Jafar Mahallati, who as Iranian ambassador to the United Nations urged the elimination of the Jewish state. A Fox News Digital investigation can reveal for the first time that Mahallati, a professor of Islamic Studies at the liberal arts college in Ohio, declared to the U.N. in 1988: “The adoption, …

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