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Monthly Archives: March 2021

Date Set for Trial of Iranian Accused in 1988 Massacre

Iranwire – The trial of an Iranian prosecutor alleged to have played a role in the mass executions of the late 1980s is slated to take place in June 2021. Hamid Nouri, real name Hamid Abbasi, was arrested by Swedish authorities in November 2019 and charged with five counts related to the massacre of dissidents in Iran in 1988. Nouri …

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Iran’s Rulers Silent on Uncertain Electoral Fate of Israel’s PM Netanyahu

VOA – Iran’s Islamist rulers have remained silent on the uncertain electoral fate of Benjamin Netanyahu, prime minister of their top regional enemy, Israel, making no public statements and signaling no preference in whether he stays in the role or is replaced. With almost all the votes counted from Tuesday’s election for Israel’s parliament, or Knesset, neither Netanyahu and his …

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Interrogations in Iran’s Judicial Systems: Law vs. Reality

CHRI – Iran’s judicial system allows detainees and prisoners to be subjected to harsh and inhuman interrogations without access to counsel and with impunity for interrogators and other judicial officials. First-hand accounts of being interrogated in Iranian prisons and detention centers have been documented by the UN and human rights groups and are available online in Persian and English. What they all …

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Iran must come clean on its nuclear deception

thehill – President Joe Biden’s Iran policy centers on the notion of “compliance for compliance” — if Iran returns to compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the United States will follow suit and lift its sanctions on Iran. But with recent revelations that Tehran has been cheating on the deal from day one, Biden must compel Iran …

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UK calls on China to allow access to Xinjiang after sanctions

(Reuters) – Britain said on Friday that China was targetting critics with sanctions and called on Beijing to allow international access to Xinjiang to verify the truth about human rights abuses in the province. “It speaks volumes that, while the UK joins the international community in sanctioning those responsible for human rights abuses, the Chinese government sanctions its critics,” Foreign …

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Human rights violations in Xinjiang: Canada, UK and US joint statement

Gov.co.uk – Foreign Ministers of Canada and the United Kingdom, and the United States Secretary of State statement on their ongoing concern regarding China’s human rights violations and abuses in Xinjiang: We, the Foreign Ministers of Canada and the United Kingdom, and the United States Secretary of State, are united in our deep and ongoing concern regarding China’s human rights …

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Iran downplays Saudi peace plan for Yemen conflict

Al-Monitor – “The Saudi initiative for Yemen is a project to perpetuate the war, and to continue the occupation and war crimes,” tweeted Hasan Irlu, Iran’s ambassador to Sanaa. Irlu was one of a number of Iranian officials who have dismissed the peace plan unveiled by Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan March 23. The Saudi initiative urges dialogue between the Iran-backed Houthi rebels and …

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Arabs: A Warning to Biden about Iran’s Mullahs

gatestoneinstitute.org – President Biden’s decision to pursue the sanctions against Iran, however, has failed to reduce the fears of many Arabs. They say they remain skeptical about Washington’s policy toward the threats posed by the mullahs in Tehran. “He [Biden] should not make any concessions [to Iran] that do not serve stability in the region. Iran will continue with its …

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Campaigners Call on Canada to Sanction Iranian Officials Over PS752

Iranwire – Families of the victims of the Ukrainian Airlines Flight 752 disaster have called on the Canadian government to take a more robust stance against the perpetrators in Iran. Last week the Islamic Republic released its final technical report on the January 8, 2020 downing of PS752 by the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) which killed all 176 people on board. The 285-page …

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Political prisoner denied hospital transfer despite serious health condition

Iran-HRM – The warden of Urmia Central Prison has refused to authorize hospital transfer for political prisoner Ebrahim Khalil Sedighi Hamedani who has diabetes and urgently needs to be sent to a hospital outside prison. The 62-year-old political prisoner suffers from diabetes and its complications. The necessary insulin is not available to him in prison. His toes are blackened and …

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