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Monthly Archives: October 2021

Women and the Death Penalty in Iran: a 12 Year Analysis

Iran Human Rights –  The 2021 World Day Against the Death Penalty is dedicated to women; those who risk being sentenced to death, who have received a death sentence, who have been executed, and to those who have had their death sentences commuted, exonerated, or pardoned. In observation of the day and the theme this year, Iran Human Rights is …

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Iran offers big promises to help rebuild Lebanese economy

Al-Monitor – Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abollahian promised “the construction of two power plants within a period of only 18 months” to help Lebanon overcome an electricity crisis, which has disrupted much of public life and is bringing the country to its knees.   During a joint news conference with his Lebanese counterpart, Abdallah Bou-Habib, the Iranian minister declared that firms from his country were ready to reconstruct Beirut Port, which fell to almost a complete pile …

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Iranian state TV claims boats chased US Navy ship

Al-Monitor – Iranian state television aired footage Thursday claiming to show Iranian Revolutionary Guard fast boats approaching a US Navy ship, but the US has not confirmed the incident. A spokesperson for the US Navy’s Fifth Fleet, Cdr. Tim Hawkins, told the Associated Press today that he was unaware of any recent unsafe encounters with Iranian vessels. Such run-ins have occurred occasionally …

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Iran’s FM says talks with Saudi Arabia have gone a ‘good distance’

Al-Arabia – Talks between Iran and Saudi Arabia have gone a “good distance”, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian told a news conference in Beirut on Thursday. For the latest headlines, follow our Google News channel online or via the app. Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan said earlier this week that talks between the Kingdom and Iran …

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Coronavirus Taskforce: People Who Refuse a Covid-19 Vaccine Will Face Heavy Fines

Iranwire – Iranians who refuse to be vaccinated will be handed heavy fines and forced to isolate, Iran’s National Anti-Coronavirus Taskforce has announced. “The goal is to impose smart quarantines instead of shutting down all businesses to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, and to restrict only those who carry the disease or have not been vaccinated,”  Mostafa Ghani, a member of the taskforce’s …

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World Cup Qualifiers: Can Dragan Skocic Net Iran a 10-Win Streak?

Iranwire – Last week Dragan Skocic, the Croatian head coach of the Iranian national football team, told Al Jazeera Sport that he had endured months of incredible pressure after joining the team in February 2020, working as he was in the shadow of his predecessors, Marc Wilmots and Carlos Queiroz. Now, Skocic is on the verge of creating a memorable …

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Blinken Speaks With Russia’s Lavrov About Restoring Iran Nuclear Deal

VOA – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Wednesday that he had spoken with his Russian counterpart about restoring Iran’s nuclear deal and that the issue is of mutual concern to the United States and Russia. “We had an opportunity to compare notes on where we stand and where we hope to go,” Blinken said at a Paris news …

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US Navy Veteran’s New Account of Iran Detention Deemed Credible by Sources

VOA – American Navy veteran Michael White, whom Iran freed in a 2020 prisoner swap with the U.S., has shared new details of his 20-month detention in the Islamic Republic, including alleged physical abuses that he said he suffered at the hands of Iranian guards. White shared the details with VOA Persian in a one-hour-and-45-minute conversation filmed in San Diego, …

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Journalist Khosrow Sadeghi-Boroujeni Denied Medical Treatment in Evin Prison

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – Labour and social welfare journalist and researcher, Khosrow Sadeghi-Boroujeni is reportedly in a bad physical condition in Evin Prison. Despite frequently seeking treatment at the prison infirmary, he has so far been denied effective medical treatment, specialist treatment outside the prison and medical furlough. Informed sources have told Iran Human Rights that Khosrow is given …

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Mashallah Sabzi Executed Based on Qassameh Testimony

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – Mashallah Sabzi who was sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder based on a qassameh ceremony has been executed in Kermanshah Central Prison. According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, a man was executed in Kermanshah Central Prison on September 30. His identity has been established as 48-year-old Mashallah Sabzi who was sentenced to qisas for murder. “Mashallah Sabzi was sentenced to …

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