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Monthly Archives: July 2021

Baluch Prisoners Edris Gargij and Hashem Torabi Executed in Zahedan

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – At least two prisoners sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder were executed in Zahedan Central Prison. According to Hrana news agency, a Baluch man was executed in Zahedan Central Prison on July 5. He was identified as Edris Gargij (Arbabzehi) who was sentenced to qisas for murder. Another Baluch prisoner was executed at the prison on June 26. 33-year-old …

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Unidentified 37-year-old Man Executed in Mashhad

Iran Human Rights (IHR) –  A prisoner sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, was executed in Mashhad Central Prison. According to the official Khorasan newspaper, a man was executed in Mashhad Central Prison on June 30. Sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, he has only been identified as 37-year-old M. He was accused of killing a shepherd with a gun near the village of …

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Iran reports progress in talks with Saudi Arabia

Al-Monitor – Iran says progress has been made in its talks with Saudi Arabia but that the differences between the two countries will take time to bridge.  “We understand that disputes may have complexities in some areas which require time to resolve,” Iranian government spokesman Ali Rabiei told reporters on Tuesday.  “We will continue these talks to minimize differences,” Rabiei …

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Iranians vent outrage at continual blackouts

Al-Monitor – Several Iranian cities, including the capital Tehran, have in the past few days been rattled with death shouts against Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, as unscheduled power cuts continue to disrupt normal life. Many Iranians have also staged protests outside local offices, calling for the resignation of officials, including Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian. While the damage dealt by the blackouts has …

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Keyvan Samimi: The Streets are the Only Way for Striking Iranian Workers

Iranwire – he journalist Keyvan Samimi, who has been imprisoned in Iran for much of the last decade, has posted on his Telegram channel in support of the nationwide strike by oil and gas workers. The former editor of Nameh was arrested after the 2009 protests against the disputed re-election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and later sentenced to six years’ imprisonment and a lifetime ban on …

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Covid-19 Hospitalizations at Record High in Tehran Province

Iranwire – The number of people hospitalized with severe Covid-19 in Tehran has hit a record high as Iran grapples with a fifth wave of coronavirus infections caused by the Delta variant. Alireza Zali, the head of Tehran Coronavirus Headquarters, was quoted in Iranian media as saying that 5,400 people are currently in intensive care across the province. In the past 24 hours, Zali …

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Warning to Iranian Parliament: The Taliban is Back

Iranwire – Last week American troops and Western allies departed from Bagram Air Base, the last US military base in Afghanistan. The last of the US forces stationed in the country are scheduled to be withdrawn by September 11, 2021. The people of Afghanistan are now living in fear that their country is on the verge of a new and …

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Khamenei Confidante, Prisoner Swap Negotiator: Iran’s New Ambassador to the UK

Iranwire – A 55-year-old Iranian diplomat, Mohsen Baharvand, has been appointed as the Islamic Republic’s ambassador to United Kingdom – or formally, to the Court of St. James’s. Iranian ambassadors are usually selected by the foreign ministry and are approved by the president. But in the past 32 years under the Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, those due to be dispatched …

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Iran’s Judiciary Attack on Bar Association’s independence

Iran-HRM – Iran’s National Union of the Bar Association issued a statement on July 4 in protest to new guidelines issued by the Judiciary on June 30. The National Union said it would not implement revised regulations to the Law of Attorneyship introduced by the judiciary. The union said that the regulations “violate and restrict the independence of bar associations,” …

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Tortured Sharif University students still detained in high-security ward

Iran-HRM – Mostafa Nili, the lawyer of Tortured Sharif University students Ali Younesi and Amir Hossein Moradi, provided more details about the hearing of the charges against the two, which was held in the Revolutionary Court of Tehran on Saturday, July 3. Nili said that during the hearing, he requested the transfer of his clients from Security Ward 209 to …

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