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Monthly Archives: October 2021

Baluch Mousa Shehbakhsh Executed in Zahedan

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO) – Baluch Mousa Shehbakhsh was executed on unknown charges in Zahedan Central Prison. At least 39 Baluch men have been executed in Iranian prisons in 2021. According to the Baluch Activists Campaign, a Baluch man was executed in Zahedan Central Prison on the morning of October 18. His identity has been reported as Mousa Shehbakhsh but …

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Hamed Jafarzadeh, Soheil Hojatfar and Younes Executed on Drug Charges

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO)- Three men have been executed on drug-related charges in Zanjan Central Prison. At least 92 prisoners, including a woman, have been executed on drug-related charges in Iranian prisons in 2021. According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, three men were executed on drug-related charges in Zanjan Central Prison on October 13. The identities of the …

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Poll: Iranians blame economic woes on corruption, not sanctions

Al-Monitor – A polling company released survey results Monday on Iranians’ views of the economy, the United States and more.  The Toronto-based IranPoll conducted the poll with the University of Maryland’s Center for International and Security Studies. The data was gathered between Aug. 30 and Sept. 9.  The poll, which was sent to Al-Monitor, found that 63% of those surveyed believed economic …

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Iran to host Afghanistan’s neighbors for Oct. 27 talks

Al-Monitor – Iran will host the foreign ministers from Afghanistan’s neighboring countries for a summit on Oct. 27, the Iranian Foreign Ministry said Monday.  Foreign Ministry spokesperson Saeed Khatibzadeh told reporters that the one-day meeting next week will bring together diplomats from Russia, China, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan — the six members of the so-called Moscow format talks on …

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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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