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Monthly Archives: October 2021

“Different to the Others”: Mostafa Khomeini’s Wife and Son Spill Home Truths

Iranwire – The Iranian weekly Hareem-e Imam, which is affiliated with the Foundation for the Preservation and Publication of Ayatollah Khomeini’s Works, has published a special issue marking the anniversary of the death of Mostafa Khomeini. In it, the wife and son of Ruhollah Khomeini’s eldest child, who died before the Islamic Revolution in October 1977, spoke of his differences with …

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Official Tells VOA Iran Believed Behind Attack on US Troops in Syria

VOA – Iran is believed to have been behind a drone attack last week at the al-Tanf military outpost in southern Syria where American troops are based, two U.S. officials told VOA. The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Iranian drones were used in the attack, but they were not launched from Iran. The drones were carrying explosives that …

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USCIRF Releases New Report on Religious Freedom Violations in Russia’s Republic of Chechnya

Shabtabnews – USCIRF Releases New Report on Religious Freedom Violations in Russia’s Republic of Chechnya Washington, DC – The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF (https://uscirf.us10.list-manage.com/track/click?u=4140491c2adff549668e45bcc&id=507ff01382&e=bd32a99346)) today released the following report on religious freedom violations in the Russian Federation’s Republic of Chechnya: Russia Issue Update (https://uscirf.us10.list-manage.com/track/click?u=4140491c2adff549668e45bcc&id=d3cb9f8eed&e=bd32a99346) – The government of Chechnya—a tiny ethnic enclave in the North Caucasus …

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Iran’s failure to criminalize honor killings is license for murder

Iran-HRM – Honor killings in Iran are on the rise, despite ongoing protests and activism. In fact, the clerical regime perpetuates and systematically promotes various forms of violence against women. There are no exact statistics on honor killings in Iran, but in recent months there have been numerous reports of these cases in the media and cyberspace. In December 2019, …

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Iran confirms cyberattack caused widespread disruption at gas stations: State TV

Al-Arabia – A cyberattack disrupted the sale of heavily subsidized gasoline in Iran on Tuesday, state media reported, causing long lines at gas stations across the country. “The disruption at the refueling system of gas stations… in the past few hours, was caused by a cyberattack,” state broadcaster IRIB said. “Technical experts are fixing the problem and soon the refueling …

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UN Special Rapporteur: The Islamic Republic Rewards Human Rights Abusers

Iranwire – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran has lamented ongoing and widespread human rights violations in Iran, saying that human rights abusers in the country are rewarded rather than held accountable. Speaking at a virtual meeting of a dedicated committee of the UN General Assembly Committee on Monday, Javaid Rehman said the state of human rights in …

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Two Kurdish Activists Taken to Prison by Security Forces

Iranwire – Roya Jalali, an Iranian-Kurdish environmental and civil rights activist, has been sentenced to two years in prison by Branch 1 of Sanandaj Revolutionary Court in Iranian Kurdistan. According to the Kurdish news agency Kurdpa, Jalali, a member of the Environmental Society of Green Kurdistan, was accused of membership of a Kurdish opposition party. She was first arrested on February 2, 2020, when security …

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US Officials: Iranian Drones Used in Attack on Syria Airbase

Iranwire – Iran has been blamed for an attack on a military base in southern Syria where around 200 US troops are based. The outpost at al-Tanf, controlled by Syrian opposition forces, was subjected to a “coordinated and deliberate attack through drones and indirect fire”, according to a statement by US Central Command. Five armed drones were launched on Al-Tanf …

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Iraq’s Al-Sadr Vows to Deal With Foreign Interference

Iranwire – The leader of the Sadrist movement in Iraq, Muqtada al-Sadr, has renewed his rejection of any regional or international interference in Iraqi affairs, especially regarding the formation of the new federal government. In a post on his official Twitter account, the Shia cleric and militia leader laid out his approach to dealing with neighboring countries. It came after …

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Father of three sentenced to flogging for theft of cashews

Iran-HRM – According to a lawsuit a picture of which has been published in recent weeks by a faculty member at the University of Tehran, the criminal court sentenced a father of three small children to 40 lashes and prison for stealing three packets of cashew nuts, among other punishments. The Iranian regime is one of the few states that …

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