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Monthly Archives: May 2021

Iran: Prisoner Executed for Rape

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – A prisoner sentenced to death on rape charges, has been executed in Mashhad Central Prison. According to Khorasan newspaper, a man was executed in Mashhad Central Prison in the early hours of this morning. The 31-year-old prisoner only identified as Ghassem.B,  was arrested and sentenced to death for raping 14 boys and a 15 year …

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Raisi, Larijani likely top candidates for Iran’s presidential election

Al-Monitor – Iran’s Guardian Council held its second meeting May 19 to review the qualifications of 592 candidates who registered to run for president, spokesman Abbasali Kadkhodaei said.  The Guardian Council consists of 12 members. Six members are clerics who are chosen directly by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, while the other six members are nominated by the judiciary chief and approved …

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Mohammad Davoudzadeh Loloei, a Terror Plot and Lessons Europe Learned

Iranwire – On September 28, 2018, reporters across Europe’s Scandinavian countries filed an urgent dispatch: “In an operation unprecedented since World War II, police in Denmark have closed the country’s land, air and sea borders.” Danish police announced in a public statement that they were hunting for a Volvo car whose occupants were wanted in connection with “dangerous crimes”. For …

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Translator Fired for Reporting Brother’s Torture by Basij

Iranwire – Roozbeh Piri, a translator and civil rights activist in Tabriz, has been fined for publishing a post on his Instagram page about the physical consequences of his brother’s beating and torture by the Basij. According to reports received by IranWire, Branch 103 of the Criminal Court of Tabriz, headed by Judge Mikaeil Watankhah, sentenced Piri to a fine …

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Corpses on the Snow: Journalist Remembers Khomeini’s Blessing for 1979 Execution

Iranwire – On Saturday, May 15, IranWire published an audio file related to the shooting of four former generals of the Pahlavi regime in mid-February 1979, shortly after the Islamic Revolution. The recording includes the charges read against General Nematollah Nassiri, the then-head of Savak (the Shah’s secret police), General Mehdi Rahimi, commander of Tehran Police and Tehran’s then-military commander, General Reza …

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Iran arrests 16 Ahwazi Arabs including elderly mother of slain protester

Iran-HRM – Iran arrests 16 Ahwazi Arabs including elderly mother of slain protester Iranian authorities have embarked on a wave of arbitrary arrests of more than a dozen citizens in Ahvaz, capital of the southwestern Khuzestan Province. Among those arbitrarily arrested is the mother of one of the November 2019 uprising martyrs. The clerical regime arrested some 15 young men …

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As Iran’s election campaign picks up, boycott gains momentum as well

Al-Monitor – Over 230 dissidents and civil society activists in Iran have called on fellow citizens to boycott the country’s presidential election slated for June 18. In an open letter addressing the Iranian nation, the signees described the election as little beyond a “formality.” The activists demanded that Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei step down as the first stage in a peaceful transition …

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Bahrain probes $1.3bn Iranian money laundering network

arabnews – Bahrain’s attorney general said that public prosecutors had uncovered a $1.3 billion money laundering racket linked to officials at Future Bank and other Iranian institutions — including its central bank.Attorney General Ali bin Fadl Al-Buainain said the alleged offenses took place between 2008 and 2012.Al-Buainain said that Future Bank officials, together with other Iranian bank officials and the …

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