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Monthly Archives: June 2021

The new president of Iran should be in prison, not power

telegraph – The man who has won Iran’s rigged presidential election should be in prison, not power. Ebrahim Raisi was the youngest member of the 1988 Tehran death commission, accused of murdering 3,000 opposition prisoners. This did not come up in the presidential debates. Nearly 600 people registered to run; the all-powerful guardian council whittled it down to seven, three of whom …

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Iran’s Nuclear Plant Shuts Down Over ‘Technical Fault’

RFL.RE – Iran’s atomic energy body says the country’s sole nuclear power plant has been temporarily shut down over a “technical fault.”“Following a technical fault at Bushehr power plant, and after a one-day notice to the Energy Ministry, the plant was temporarily shut down and taken off the power grid,” the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran said on its website overnight.The agency added that …

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Why did Hezbollah’s Leader Bother to Greet Raeesi?

Iranwire – The secretary-general of Lebanese Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah, has welcomed the news that Iran’s next president will be ultra-conservative judge Ebrahim Raeesi. At the weekend, the leader of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ oldest proxy in the region told Raeesi his “election” had “renewed the hopes of the Iranian people and the people of the region who see you …

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After a Shattering Election Season, Iran’s Reformists are All at Sea

Iranwire – Even before Ebrahim Raeesi was declared the winner of Iran’s 13th presidential election, members of the reformist camp were shoring up their options. Shortly after the news came through, Hossein Marashi, a spokesman for the reformist Executives of Construction Party, talked about the need for “reorganization”. The journalist and activist Abbas Abdi had already said the bloc needed to …

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Spoiled Ballots in the Islamic Republic: From One Percent to Second Place

Iranwire – Along with the lowest-ever turnout in the history of the Islamic Republic, Friday’s presidential election broke a second record: that of “invalid” votes. So great was the number of spoiled, blank or otherwise inadmissible ballots that they cumulatively took second place in the final results after president-elect Ebrahim Raeesi. According to the official figures, close to 29 million …

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Baluch man dies in police custody after being beaten and tortured

Iran-HRM – A Baluch prisoner was killed under torture on June 26 in a detention center in Suran, southeastern Iran, the Baloch Campaign website reported. The man was identified as Masoud Kahanki Gongi, according to the report. Masoud Kahanki was arrested with another person the day before on theft charges. He was taken to the police detention center, where he …

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Iranian juvenile offender sews lips together to demand handling his case

Iran-HRM – Arman Farahmand, a teenager accused of murder, went on a hunger strike and sewed his lips to protest the authorities’ failure to handle his case. A relative of Arman Farahmand, told Kurdpa website that the 17-year-old has been on a hunger strike since Saturday, June 19, in Sanandaj Correctional Center. Arman Farahmand who was only 16 when he …

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Security forces harass family members of executed wrestling champion

Iran-HRM – The brother of executed wrestling champion Navid Afkari said his sister’s phone was confiscated by intelligence agents. Just hours later all of Elham Afkari’s Instagram posts were removed and videos of Navid’s forced confessions were posted. According to the Afkari family, following her arrest outside Shiraz Central Prison where her brothers Habib and Vahid have been held in solitary confinement …

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Iran: Overseer of Mass Executions Elected President

(HRW) – The victory of Ebrahim Raeesi, Iran’s judiciary chief, on June 19, 2021, in a presidential election that was neither free nor fair raises serious concerns about human rights and accountability in the country, Human Rights Watch said today. Raeesi has had a long career in the country’s judiciary and served on a four-member committee that ordered the execution of thousands of political …

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Iran Election: Heightened Vigilance Needed as Major Rights Violator Takes Power

CHRI —As Ebrahim Raisi ascends to the presidency in Iran, after a sham election in which almost all other candidates were disqualified, the international community should closely monitor the human rights situation in the country given the seating of a man who is guilty of crimes against humanity. “This was not an election, it was a selection,” said Hadi Ghaemi, …

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