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Monthly Archives: October 2021

Sepideh Gholian Transferred to Evin Prison

Iranwire – Civil rights activist Sepideh Gholian has been transferred to Ward 209 of Evin Prison, a section of the sprawling complex often used to house prisoners of conscience. The young reporter was arrested during a raid on her sister’s home in Ahvaz on Monday night and for three days, her family had no news of her whereabouts. Shortly after 7pm Tehran time …

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Tehran Police ‘Disciplined’ Over Violent Arrest Video

Iranwire – Two Tehran police officers have been subjected to disciplinary action after a video of them subjecting a woman to excessive force during an arrest was posted online. The clip shared on Thursday showed the two officers, one male and one female, shoving a screaming woman into a waiting van with such force that her head hit the body of the …

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One Million Chinese-Built Housing Units in Iran? Don’t Bet on It

Iranwire – Are the Chinese coming to Iran to build housing? This was the question raised on Tuesday, October 12 after in a series of interviews conducted by Iranian media with members of the Parliamentary Development Committee. Iqbal Shakeri, a member of the Iranian parliament’s Civic Commission, announced that talks on a proposed mass housing project had opened between Iran’s Ministry of …

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Unnamed Political Prisoners in Iran: The Silent Majority

Iranwire – The stories of many prominent Iranian political prisoners, from civil and human rights activists to lawyers and journalists, are well-known and updates on their cases regularly make the international news. But they’re not the only ones. Ordinary citizens who have also taken to the streets – or to social media – to voice dissent have also been deprived of …

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Four Baha’is Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Trying to Access Higher Education

CHRI – The Baha’i faith community is one of the most severely persecuted religious minorities in Iran. Iran’s government is unabashed in its propagating of false narratives about the community and has for decades blocked Baha’is from obtaining prominent positions in Iranian society as well as barred Baha’is from accessing higher education. Iran’s Constitution does not recognize the Baha’i faith as an official …

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Official Cause of Death for Shahin Naseri, Witness to Navid Afkari’s Torture, Lacks All Credibility

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO) – The spokesperson for the Islamic Republic’s Judiciary has declared Shahin Naseri’s cause of death as drug poisoning without any communication being made with his family. Reaffirming that the Prisons Organisation, the Judiciary and the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic are directly responsible for Shahin Naseri’s death, Iran Human Rights repeats its call for an independent …

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EU sends diplomat to Tehran as uncertainty grows over Iran deal

Al-Monitor – One of the European Union’s senior diplomats, Enrique Mora, was in Tehran Oct. 14 to promote restarting the long-halted negotiations on restoring the Iran nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Iranian media outlets reported that Mora sat down with Deputy Foreign Minister Ali Bagheri to discuss a range of issues including Tehran-EU ties, the Afghanistan crisis and …

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Intel: Israel sees bad faith in Iran’s delay to return to nuclear talks

Al-Monitor – Israeli officials visiting Washington this week discussed what they see as a need to apply more pressure on Iran as the window of opportunity continues to close for the United States to return to the 2015 nuclear agreement with Tehran. Even if Iran sends negotiators to the table in Vienna, Israeli officials worry the new hard-line government will continue to throw …

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U.S., Israel Mull Options On Iran Amid Ongoing Efforts To Restart Nuclear Talks

RFL/RE – The United States and Israel say they are exploring a Plan B for dealing with Iran if Tehran does not return in good faith to negotiations to salvage the 2015 nuclear deal.Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid said discussions between their two countries had begun on “other options” should Iran reject an offer …

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Iranian Intelligence Agents Busted in Turkey Kidnap Attempt

Iranwire – Two Iranian intelligence agents are among eight people arrested in the Turkish city of Van in connection with an alleged plot to kidnap a former Iranian military officer. Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MIT) and police busted the espionage network on September 24, security sources said on Wednesday. According to the Turkish state-run Anadolu Agency (AA), the two intelligence officers …

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