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Monthly Archives: October 2021

EU’s Top Diplomat Hopes For New Iran Talks Soon

RFL/RE – The European Union’s foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell, says he hopes the bloc’s diplomats will meet their Iranian counterparts in the coming days as part of continued efforts to revive the faltering 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers. “You never know, I am more optimistic today than yesterday,” Borrell said on October 18, a day after …

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Iranian Study Casts More Doubt on Sinopharm Vaccine

Iranwire – Officials of the Islamic Republic are now claiming that around 75 percent of Iranians have been vaccinated against Covid-19. Of course, what’s not being mentioned is that this figure also encompasses those who’ve only received one of the required two doses, and under 25 percent of Iranians are considered fully protected. That aside, most of the doses administered …

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Colleague Reveals Torture of Jailed Lawyer in Evin Prison

Iranwire -A well-known lawyer inside Iran, Saeed Dehghan, has published new details of the arrest and transfer of his colleague Payam Derafshan to a secret detention center on the evening of Sunday, October 17. Derafshan, a lawyer and human rights activist, was first arrested on June 7, 2020 when some 17 security officers raided his offices in Tehran. IRGC intelligence agents turned …

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Intelligence Agents Swoop on a Baha’i Home in Shiraz

Iranwire – IranWire  understands that on Saturday, October 16, agents of the Ministry of Intelligence in Shiraz raided the home of a Baha’i citizen, Nora Momtazian (Abadi). Officers came with a warrant for the search, and confiscated Momtazian’s mobile phone and several personal documents. They then told her she was suspected of having committed “propaganda against the regime”, and to …

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Poverty runs rampant in Iran due to state mismanagement and corruption

Iran-HRM – The people of Iran have become much poorer in the past years. The middle class has all but diminished and more than 80 percent of the Iranian people live under the poverty line. The thought and sight of people sleeping in empty graves and ditches, on roofs, or in abandoned refrigerators batter the conscience of every human being. …

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URGENT: Juvenile Offender Arman Abdolali Transferred for Execution Again

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO)- Juvenile offender Arman Abdoali has been transferred to solitary confinement in preparation for his execution for the second time in the last week. His execution is due to be carried out in the coming days. On October 11, Arman was transferred to solitary confinement in preparation for his scheduled execution on October 13 and his parents were summoned for their …

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The General’s Second Death in Baghdad

gatestoneinstitute.org – First, last week’s election, the fifth in Iraq’s history since liberation in 2003, shows that despite many ups and downs caused by historic and cultural bumps on the road, the process of democratization is still well on its course. The use of biometric cards also helped with ensuring the process against organized fraud. We have not completed a …

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Iran Sentences Ex-Central Bank Chief to 10 Years in Prison

VOA – A court sentenced the former governor of Iran’s central bank to 10 years in prison for violating the country’s currency system, a judiciary spokesperson said Saturday. Besides violating the currency system, Valliollah Seif also had a role in smuggling foreign currency, judiciary spokesman Zabihollah Khodaeian told state TV. Ahmad Araghchi, a then-deputy to Seif, was sentenced to eight …

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Court Upholds New One-Year Sentence for Iranian-British Woman

VOA – An Iranian appeals court has upheld a verdict sentencing an Iranian-British woman long held in Tehran to another year in prison, her lawyer said Saturday. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has already served a five-year prison sentence in the Islamic Republic. Her lawyer, Hojjat Kermani, told the Associated Press that the appeals court upheld a verdict issued earlier this year sentencing …

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