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Monthly Archives: May 2021

Iranian political prisoner Soheil Arabi faces new charges and trial

Iran-HRM – Iranian political prisoner Soheil Arabi was taken into arraignment through a video conference on Monday for a new case opened against him in prison. During the session, which was held on Monday, May 25, 2021, via video conference by Branch 3 of the Evin Prosecutor’s Office, Mr. Arabi was charged with “propaganda activities against the regime and disturbing …

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Iran’s Quds Force chief says Israelis should ‘return’ to US, Europe

Al-Arabia – Israelis should leave Israel and “return to their homes” in the United States and Europe, the commander of Iran’s Quds Force Esmail Ghaani said on Saturday. For the latest headlines, follow our Google News channel online or via the app. “We recommend that the Zionists return and buy back their homes that they sold in Europe and America …

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Iran’s Rohani Congratulates Assad On Syria Election Victory

RFL/RE – Iranian President Hassan Rohani has congratulated Syria’s Bashar al-Assad on winning a fourth seven-year presidential term in an election dismissed as a sham by the opposition and Western governments, according to an Iranian presidential website. “I sincerely congratulate you on the successful conduct of the elections and your reelection as president of the Syrian Arab Republic,” Rohani said …

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False Promises and a Forced Confession: A Former Kurdish Activist Held Hostage by Iran

Iranwire – In April, authorities handed down a 40-year jail sentence to Kurdish political prisoner Mohammad Moradi on charges of “rebellion through membership to an opposition party and returning to Iran to carry out armed operations.” But when Moradi, who is from Piranshahr county in West Azerbaijan, decided to return to Iran in 2018, he was given assurances by the local intelligence …

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Iranian Tanker Seized by Indonesia Is Released After 4 Months

VOA – An Iranian-flagged tanker seized by Indonesia in January over the suspected illegal transfer of oil has been released, an Indonesian official and Iranian state media said on Saturday. Wisnu Pramandita, a spokesman for the Indonesian coastguard, said the Iranian-flagged tanker, the MT Horse, was released on Friday after a court decision earlier in the week. The court ruled …

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US Says Iranians Should be Free to Choose Own Leaders

VOA – The Biden administration has responded to Iran’s mass disqualification of candidates for its upcoming presidential election by saying Iranians should be free to choose their own leaders. The White House statement coincides with sharp criticism of Iran’s electoral system from Iranian rights activists and U.S. conservatives as neither free nor fair. Iran’s Guardian Council, which vets election candidates, …

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Salafis in Iranian Kurdistan

Radiozmaneh – In recent months, several assailants belonging to the Salafi fundamentalist groups in the Kurdistan province, Iran, have conducted several attacks against other citizens living in the province. According to the Hengaw News website, on the evening of Friday, 14 May 2021, a group of Salafi-jihadis attacked several citizens with knives in the city of Saqqez. The Salafis justified …

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Iranian Supreme Leader Backs Disqualification Of Key Presidential Candidates

RFL/RE – Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has expressed support for the Guardians Council’s disqualification of prominent moderate candidates seeking to run in the country’s June 18 presidential election.He also called on Iranians to vote in the election, which comes amid discontent over the economy crippled by U.S. sanctions and calls to boycott the vote due to tough vetting …

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