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Monthly Archives: February 2021

IHR Condemns the Killing of Baluch Minorities and Warns of Impending Bloody Crackdown

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – Iran Human Rights condemns the killing of Baluch citizens and warns of the impending bloody crackdown. IHR Director, Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam said: “Having sparked public outrage by executing more than 20 Baluchis in the past two months, the Islamic Republic of Iran is now progressing towards a more bloody crackdown by shooting and killing Baluchis making …

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Iran begins restricting short-notice nuclear inspections

Al-Monitor – Iran has begun restricting inspections of its nuclear facilities by the global atomic watchdog, the Iranian foreign minister said Tuesday.  A law passed by Iran’s hard-liner-dominated parliament in December called for stopping the country’s voluntary implementation of the Additional Protocol, which grants the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) short-notice access to Iran’s nuclear facilities and suspected sites. Lawmakers …

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The Future of Iran Depends on Instagram

Vice.com – A battle is raging inside the corridors of power in Iran. Not over sanctions, not over the country’s nuclear programme, but over Instagram. The Facebook-owned app, along with WhatsApp, is one of the few Western social media apps to not be outright blocked in Iran, with Facebook, Telegram, Twitter and YouTube only accessible via VPNs. The great irony is that …

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US will not bow down to Iran’s conditions for dialogue, EU waiting on response

Al-Arabia – The White House said Monday that the United States would not bow down to Iran’s conditions for dialogue on a new nuclear treaty. US President Joe Biden’s press secretary, Jen Psaki, said that the US had clarified before and it was unyielding in its stance the sanctions would not be lifted before dialogue with Tehran. For all the latest headlines, …

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IHR Holds Iran’s Leaders Responsible for Behnam Mahjoubi’s Death

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – Relatives have confirmed news that Behnam Mahjoubi who was transferred to Loghman hospital after drug poisoning in prison, has passed away after days in coma. He was held in prison contrary to medical advice. Iran Human Rights hold the leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran directly responsible for Behnam Mahjoubi’s death. IHR Director, Mahmood …

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Canada votes to recognize China’s treatment of Uighur population as genocide

theguardian.com – Canada has become the second country in the world to describe China’s treatment of its Uighur minority as a genocide, following a contentious parliamentary vote which is likely to further raise diplomatic tensions between the two nations. Lawmakers approved the non-binding motion, brought forward by opposition Conservatives, to recognize China’s actions in the north-western Xinjiang province as a genocide against Muslim …

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Political Prisoners Tortured in Psychiatric Hospitals

Iranwire – The death of Behnam Mahjoubi, a Gonabadi dervish and prisoner of conscience, took place after he had been hospitalized in Razi Psychiatric Hospital, known as Aminabad. IranWire has now learned of several detainees have been transferred transferred secretly to psychiatric hospitals without undergoing an interview or clinical examination, on the orders of security officials or a court. *** …

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Tales of Forbidden Zoroastrian-Muslim Love Affairs in Iran

Iranwire – I was born into a Zoroastrian family and, as I was growing up, when romance novels by Fahimeh Rahimi and Danielle Steel were circulating in Iranian high schools, I also knew that Zoroastrians like me were forbidden by our families from marrying Muslims. Relationships for us Zoroastrians would have to occur in a smaller circle because Muslims have …

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Baha’i Woman Sentenced to Five Years in Jail

Iranwire – An Iranian Baha’i citizen named Parisa Sadeghi has been sentenced to five years in prison on charges of membership of the Baha’i faith, IranWire has learned. An informed sourcetold IranWire that Branch 36 of the Tehran Court of Appeal, presided over by Judge Moghiseh, had reduced the sentence against Ms Sadeghi by one year after a previous ruling …

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