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Monthly Archives: July 2021

Raisi’s Role in 1988 Mass Executions Should be Investigated by UN Human Rights Council

CHRI – The UN Human Rights Council should act upon the call by UN Special Rapporteur Javaid Rehman for an impartial inquiry into the state-ordered mass executions of thousands of prisoners in Iran in 1988 and the role President-elect Ebrahim Raisi played in those executions. “We strongly support the rapporteur’s call for an independent inquiry as an important step towards delivering answers and justice to the …

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The State Of Human Rights In Iran by National Press Club

Shabtabnews – US Representative of IOPHR, Hamid Gharagozloo, was one of the speakers at the 30th June event “The State of Human Rights in Iran: Live Reports from Iran by Eyewitnesses & Experts” which was organised by National Press Club and held in Washington D.C. The full video of the event can be seen here. During the event many prominent speakers …

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Iran election “no change” for a regime that fails to respect human rights: Albania MP

Al-Arabia – The election of Ebrahim Raisi as Iran’s next president doesn’t appear to demonstrate any meaningful change for a regime that has continued to fail to respect human rights, Taulant Balla, Albanian Member of Parliament and General Secretary of the incumbent Socialist Party told Al Arabiya English on Sunday. Ultraconservative cleric Raisi won Iran’s presidential election last month with 61.95 percent …

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How is Mohseni Ejei Different to Other Chief Justices of Iran?

Iranwire – A number of things set Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejei apart from his predecessors as chief justice of the Islamic Republic of Iran, including having already served as the prosecutor at the Special Clerical Court and been accused of financial corruption even before his appointment was made public. He also competes with his immediate predecessor, president-elect Ebrahim Raisi, for …

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Iran executes two imprisoned brothers forced to “confess”

Iran-HRM – Two imprisoned brothers one of whom was paralyzed due to being beaten in prison were executed in Iran on Sunday. Iranian authorities executed Davood and Bahaoddin Ghasemzadeh for a crime that took place 12 years ago and, according to amnesty International, following a conviction based on forced “confessions”. In addition to the brothers Davood and Bahauddin Qasemzadeh, another …

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Iran: 16-year-old Shakiba Bakhtiar Murdered by Father in Honour Killing

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – A 16-year-old girl named Shakiba Bakhtiar was stabbed to death by her father for “returning home late from bazaar” in Kermanshah. According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, 16-year-old Shakiba Bakhtiar was stabbed to death by her father in an honour killing in Kermanshah. “Shakiba Bakhtiar was stabbed several times by her father because …

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Anvar Abdollahi, Baha-oddin Ghasemzadeh and his Disabled Brother Davood Executed in Urmia

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – Death row prisoners Anvar Abdollahi, Baha-oddin and Davood Ghasemzadeh, all sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, were executed in Urmia Central Prison today. Baha-oddin and Davood Ghasemzadeh were brothers and Anvar Abdollahi was disabled due to a spinal cord injury. According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, three men were executed in Urmia Central Prison this …

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Raisi to enter maze of regional factors in guiding diplomacy with Riyadh

Al-Monitor – In his first presser since the June 18 election, Iran’s President-elect Ebrahim Raisi announced that Tehran wants closer regional ties and that priority will be given to improving ties with Gulf Arab neighbors. After Iran fell out with Saudi Arabia in 2016, and the two have been engaged in talks hosted by Baghdad since April of this year. In the days ahead, there may be many …

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Iran Reimposes COVID Restrictions As Delta Variant Spreads

RFL/RE – Iran has announced it is reimposing coronavirus restrictions on major cities, as the spread of the highly contagious delta variant spurs fears of another surge in the country.On July 4, authorities ordered the closure of nonessential businesses in 275 cities, including the capital, Tehran.The shutdown of all public parks, restaurants, beauty salons, malls and bookstores applies to the …

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Mohseni Ejei’s Record of Prisoner Deaths

Iranwire – Gholam Hassan Mohseni Ejei, Iran’s new judiciary chief, used to be an interrogator for the Iranian security services and was known for his particularly brutal interrogations. One prisoner, Taghi Mohammadi, who had been detained in 1986, was found dead in his jail cell a few hours after Ejei’s interrogation. Gholamreza Moradi – a prisoner in the case of Seyyed …

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