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Monthly Archives: February 2021

Iranian Girls Younger than 14 are Trafficked Abroad

Iranwire – According to an official report by the Iranian police, the country is on the route of human trafficking from its eastern neighbors to European countries, and human traffickers in Iran carry out their trade by air, land and sea. Frequently it is the Arab countries that import girls and women, who are often trafficked from Iran, and the …

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#ItsTheirLand Twitter Storm in Support of Baha’is

Iranwire – A tempest of tweets is expected to sweep the Internet today and tomorrow, 22 and 23 February, in support of the Baha’is in Ivel, a village in northern Iran, whose land has been confiscated by the Iranian authorities. The Twitter storms, which have been called by the Baha’i International Community, will take place between 5pm and 6pm GMT under the …

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Veiled Identity

Radiozameh – My cell phone vibrated, but I was busy. Later, it vibrated again. It was a WhatsApp message from a young Iranian friend also living in Germany. She had been living and working as a scientist in North Rhine-Westphalia for four years. She was asking me if I had time to meet her in town later that afternoon. My …

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Activists Fear Jailed Iran Protester Died After Care Neglected

VOA – Activists expressed fear Sunday that an Iranian prisoner jailed because of a 2018 protest by a religious sect and who died in custody, perished after authorities failed to care for his medical condition.  Behnam Mahjoubi, a member of the Sufi Gonabadi order and described as a prisoner of conscience by Amnesty International, was imprisoned after taking part in a demonstration the group held in February 2018. He began serving …

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Prisoners Houshang Mohammadi and Ali Angazi Executed in Kermanshah, Iran

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – At least two men including Houshang Mohammadi and Ali Angazi who were sentenced to qisas on murder charges, were executed in silence in Kermanshah Central Prison around a month ago. According to Iran Human Rights, at least two male prisoners were executed in Kermanshah Central Prison on 25 January 2021. The two prisoners identified as Houshang Mohammadi …

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Iran: 73-year-old Retired Pilot Sentenced to Death for Alcohol Consumption

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – A 73 year-old retired pilot named only as Ehsan is facing the death penalty after being arrested for alcohol consumption for the fourth time. Iran Human Rights warns against expanding the use of the death penalty in Iran. IHR spokesperson, Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam said: “While the Islamic Penal Code sanctions the death penalty for repeated offences …

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The Iran Mediation Bazaar

gatestoneinstitute.org – First, he must persuade Tehran to treat Iraq as an independent nation-state, not a glacis for the Islamic Republic in its campaign to “export revolution.” Revival of the 1977 trade accord could help end the current chaos and enable Tehran and Baghdad to secure income from tariffs and taxation. Setting mutually accepted rules on charities could also help …

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Israel Policy in the Biden Administration

gatestoneinstitute.org – The Obama administration negotiated a nuclear deal (JCPOA) with the Iranian mullahs that was bad for the U.S. (which found it had only legitimized the regime that the U.S. Department of State called the “world’s worst state sponsor of terrorism”) and bad for Israel (the deal would allow Iran, after a few years, to become a full-blown nuclear …

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Head of UN Watchdog Meets Iran’s Nuclear Chief In Tehran As Deadline Looms

RFL/RE – The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Grossi, has met with Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of the civilian Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, ahead of Tehran’s February 23 deadline to reduce United Nations inspections of the country’s nuclear facilities if U.S. sanctions are not lifted, Iranian media reported on February 21. Iran has said …

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