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Monthly Archives: November 2021

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

Iranwire – The below is an archived article first published by IranWire on October 15, 2021. It has been republished as part of our new series on transnational repression. Read more about the project here. 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 …

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A Chronology of Tehran’s Kidnappings and Killings Abroad: Part 1

Iranwire – The almost 43-year history of the Islamic Republic of Iran is deeply associated with incidents of  kidnapping and assassination abroad. Since the beginning of Ruhollah Khomeini’s rule over Iran, which ran from February 1979 to June 1989, silence dissidents outside their country of origin took on a religious aspect, coming as the criminal operations did on the orders …

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Iran’s Mullahs to Obtain Major Concessions from Biden Admin and EU?

gatestoneinstitute.org – The Biden administration has already caved in to the mullahs’ demands. It announced not only that it is willing to lift nuclear-related sanctions, but also that it is considering lifting non-nuclear related sanctions. The administration also proceeded to revoke the designation of the Houthis, an Iran-backed terror group, as an officially-designated terrorist organization. “The Biden administration appears to …

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Seyyed Esmail Emadi Chashmi arrested in N Iran

Iran-HRM – Agents of the Intelligence Department of Sari arrested Mr. Seyyed Esmail Emadi Chashmi in Qa’emshahr in recent days. They have detained him in the detention center of the Intelligence Department of Sari. Seyyed Esmail Emadi Chashmi is 57 years old. The intelligence services agents arrested him on November 9, 2021, in his hometown of Qa’emshahr, in the northern …

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Iran: Release arbitrarily detained rights activist at imminent risk of flogging

amnesty – Responding to the arbitrary arrest of prominent human rights defender Narges Mohammadi on 16 November 2021 in Karaj, Alborz province, while attending a memorial for Ebrahim Ketabdar, who was killed by Iranian security forces during nationwide protests in November 2019, Heba Morayef, Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa said: “Narges Mohammadi is a prisoner of …

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Mostafa Pourahmad and Mojtaba Bagheri Executed in Rasht

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO) – Mostafa Pourahmad and Mojtaba Bagheri, both sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, have been executed in Rasht Central Prison. According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, two men were executed in Rasht Central Prison on the morning of November 18. Their identities have been established as 35-year-old Mostafa Pourahmad and 40-year-old Mojtaba Bagheri. Informed sources told …

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Iran lashes out at Canada over UN rights resolution

Al-Monitor – Iran’s Foreign Ministry issued a strongly worded statement of condemnation in response to a UN resolution that has raised alarm on human rights violations committed by the Islamic Republic. The resolution discussed and passed by the General Assembly Third Committee expressed “serious concern at the alarmingly frequent use of the death penalty.” It urged Iranian authorities to drop such sentences …

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US charges two Iranians over campaign to influence 2020 election

Al-Monitor – The United States sanctioned six Iranians and one Iranian cyber company on Thursday for attempting to sow discord ahead of the 2020 US presidential election, as the Department of Justice announced it had indicted two of the Iranians for their alleged involvement.  Between August and November 2020, a group of state-sponsored Iranian cyber actors obtained or attempted to …

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USCIRF Appalled at Administration’s Removal of Nigeria from List of Violators of Religious Freedom

Shabtabnews – The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) finds it unexplainable that the U.S. Department of State did not redesignate Nigeria as a “Country of Particular Concern” (CPC) and treated it as a country with no severe religious freedom violations.“USCIRF is disappointed that the State Department did not adopt our recommendations in designating the countries that are the worst violators …

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IRAN: Monthly FORB News Digest about Baha’is and Christians in Iran in October

Hrana / Sens Daily (27.10.2021) – https://cutt.ly/RR8sztv- Mo`in Mithaaqi, Negaareh Qaaderi, Haayedeh Forutan and her son Mehran Mosallanezhad were freed on bail on October 26. The first two were arrested in Shiraz on September 22, and Mrs. Mosallaneszhad and her son on October 27. They were taken to Facility 201 — run by the city Police, rather than the Ministry of Intelligence — and held …

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