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Monthly Archives: July 2021

Iran tightens control over social media, IRGC in charge of the Internet

Iran-HRM – Violation of freedom of expression through control and repression on the Internet is one of the main examples of human rights violations in Iran.  What we will certainly see increase in after the presidency of Ebrahim Raisi, the death commission judge in Iran. New Internet plan, violates freedom of expression The plan to “protect the rights of users …

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Baluch Prisoner Azim Karimizayi Executed on Drug Charges

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – Baluch prisoner Azim Karimizayi has been executed on drug-related charges in Mashhad Central Prison. At least 40 prisoners, including one woman, have been executed on drug-related charges in Iranian prisons in 2021. According to the Baluch Activists Campaign, Baluch prisoner, Azim Karimzayi was executed in Mashhad Central Prison on June 30. He was sentenced to …

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Mohammad Taher Soleimani Executed on Drug Charges

Iran Human Rights (IHR)- Death row prisoner Mohammad Taher Soleimani has been executed on drug-related charges in Mahabad Prison. According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, a man was executed in Mahabad Prison this morning. His identity has been established as Mohammad Taher Soleimani, who was sentenced to death on drug-related charges. Speaking to IHR, an informed source said: …

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Meet Iran’s US-sanctioned new judiciary chief

Al-Monitor – Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei named Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejei the country’s new judiciary chief July 1. Mohseni Ejei will succeed Ebrahim Raisi, who is busy preparing to take office as Iran’s president in a few weeks following his landslide victory in a low-turnout election June 18.  In his letter of credentials to the new chief justice, Khamenei advised his pick to tackle corruption, and ensure …

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Iran’s Ebrahim Raisi is Exactly Who You Think He Is

nufdiran.org – Politics is complicated. In the Middle East, even more so. The complex countries, performative personalities and harrowing history of the region rarely allow for black and white answers to even the most straightforward questions. The winner of last week’s “election” in Iran, however, is different. Despite attempts by analysts, journalists and commentators—whether out of habit or in pursuing …

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Iran Appoints Cleric Sanctioned By The West As New Judiciary Chief

RFL/RE – Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has appointed a hard-line cleric sanctioned by the West as the new chief of the judiciary, replacing President-elect Ebrahim Raisi, who was voted in last month. Khamenei, who has final say on all state matters, gave the position to Raisi’s deputy, 64-year-old hard-line cleric Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejehi, urging him to promote justice …

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Farhid Rahbar: Who is the Possible Face of Ebrahim Raisi’s New Cabinet?

Iranwire – In recent days the name Farhad Rahbar has come to the fore in Iranian media as being the likely first vice-president in President-elect Ebrahim Raisi’s new cabinet. Rahbar’s background complex, and others speculate he is more likely to be appointed minister of economy, budget chief at Iran’s Central Bank or even a minister of science, research and technology. The …

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Fact Check: Is the Islamic Republic of Iran a “Top” Country?

Iranwire – At the unveiling of the “Nora” Covid-19 vaccine on the morning of June 27, 2021, General Hossein Salami, commander-in-chief of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, bafflingly proclaimed Iran to be one of the world’s “top countries”. “We have decided to be among the top countries in the world in every respect,” Salami told reporters, “and today, we are among the top …

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Activists Raise Alarm Over Prisoner Amir Hossein Moradi’s Health

Iranwire – A young man who was arrested after the November 2019 protests and faces the death sentence in Iran is now seriously ill in prison, sources close to him have said. Amir Hossein Moradi was just 25 years old when he was detained and put on trial for taking part in the nationwide demonstrations. He and two others, Saeed Tamjidi and …

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Biden Administration: Rewarding the Murderous Regime of Iran?

gatestoneinstitute.org – “I told judges not to write death sentences for girls. This is what I said. But they perverted my words and quoted me as saying: Don’t execute girls. First marry them for one night and then execute them.” — Grand Ayatollah Hussain-Ali Montazeri, theologian and human rights activist, in his diaries. The Biden administration should understand that Ebrahim …

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