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Monthly Archives: October 2021

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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Iran’s Mullahs and China Empowered Under Biden Administration

gatestoneinstitute.org – In another blow to the US, after many years of Iran trying to be a full member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), SCO members finally agreed in September to elevate Iran’s status from “observer” to “full member,” even though the global financial watchdog, the Financial Action Task Force, had placed the Islamic Republic on its terrorism financing …

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Region is entering a dangerous phase due to Iran’s activities: Saudi FM

Al-Arabia – Saudi Arabia’s top diplomat said Friday that Iran’s nuclear activities put the region in a dangerous place. Iran’s accelerating nuclear activities were very concerning, Prince Faisal bin Farhan told reporters during a briefing in Washington. “We think we’re entering a dangerous phase,” he said, a day after meeting with his US counterpart Antony Blinken on Thursday. As for talks between …

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Iran Set To Execute Man Who Was A Minor At Time Of Offense

RFL/RE – A man arrested for murder when he was 17 is set to be executed in Iran on October 16 despite efforts by human rights groups to persuade Tehran not to carry out the execution. The execution of Arman Abdolali was postponed earlier this week, but Amnesty International said at the time that he remained in “imminent danger of …

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‘Threatened With Death And Rape’: Iranian Activist Back Behind Bars After Exposing Prisoner Abuse

RFL/RE – Since she was first jailed in 2018 for covering labor strikes at a local sugar factory, journalist and activist Sepideh Gholian has become somewhat of an expert at exposing the torture tactics she has witnessed in prisons throughout Iran. Now the 26-year-old’s experiences, drawn from her incarceration at detention facilities and four notorious penitentiaries around the country, has …

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Smugglers Pushing Up Rates After Afghanistan’s Fall to the Taliban

Iranwire – The Iran-Afghanistan border has been closed since Taliban overran Kabul in September. Since then thousands of activists, members of the media, ex-officials and ordinary citizens have fled the country by any means possible. Those without visas – and who didn’t secure a coveted seat on the international evacuation flights last month – have now largely resorted to the …

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Iranian Journalist in Canada: Security Agencies Used My Father as Bait

Iranwire – In the past few years, many Iranian journalists working for foreign media outlets have reported threats and intimidation to themselves and their families by the Islamic Republic. In the latest instance, a journalist with Radio Farda living in Toronto, Canada has revealed an open attempt by the security agencies’ attempts to lure him back to Iran. Behrang Rahbari described the …

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