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Monthly Archives: January 2022

IOPHR’s statement regarding the renewed death threats of the Islamic Republic of Iran against the life of Dr. Seyed Mostafa Azmayesh and his family

Shabtabnews – In a statement IOPHR warned about renewed death threats by the security elements of the Islamic Republic of Iran against the life of Dr. Seyed Mostafa Azmayesh and his family. The statement stated ” the instructive and anti-superstitious activities of Dr. Seyed Mostafa Azmayesh, who is a human rights activist, Islamologist, prominent jurist and an educator of Sufism …

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Iranian Teachers Demand Fair Pay, Pension Adjustment

RFL/RE – Hundreds of teachers are protesting across Iran to demand a fair pay, adjustment of pensions, and the release of their detained colleagues. The protests in dozens of cities follow two days of sit-ins in schools where teachers had reportedly gone on strike. On January 31, teachers staged a protest outside the parliament building in Tehran and in front of Education …

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New Budget Allocated for ‘Internal Security’ as Tehran MP Warns of Coming Unrest

Iranwire – A principalist MP for Tehran has warned of “great social uprisings” in Iran in the coming year because of rising costs of living and non-investment in public services.  Ahmad Naderi was speaking in reaction to the Raisi administration’s controversial proposed budget for 2022-23, which allocates a relatively small amount to social services compared to large, unaccountable bodies like the …

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Covid-19 Cases on the Rise as Omicron Sweeps Through Iran

Iranwire – The number of Iranians testing positive for coronavirus has risen sharply to almost 22,000 in the past 24 hours, with 30 members of parliament reportedly among them. Abolfazl Abu Torabi, the MP for Najafabad, confirmed the news about his colleagues, adding: “The Presidium of the parliament has urged all deputies to take a coronavirus test.” The true number …

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Ruhollah Zam’s Wife Attacked in French Capital

Iranwire – Mahsa Razani, the widow of journalist Ruhollah Zam, has reportedly been attacked and injured by an unidentified man in Paris. Ms. Razani is understood to have been approached by unknown assailants wearing helmets and on a motorcycle on Sunday, January 30. Images posted by people close to her on social media indicated she was severely beaten, with bruises left on different parts of her …

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Iran Supreme Leader Says ‘Wrong Decisions’ Have Hurt Economy

VOA —Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said Sunday that the country’s poor economic situation was not only due to international sanctions but also to government mismanagement. “Wrong decisions and shortcomings” were part of the reason for the Islamic republic’s “unsatisfactory” economic data, he said about the decade from March 2011 to last year. Indicators such as “GDP growth, capital formation, …

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Iran executed 47 in January 2022, including 17 drug offenders

Iran-HRM – At least 47 prisoners were executed in Iranian prisons in January 2022, according to statistics obtained by Iran Human Rights Monitor. At least 17 executions were carried out for drug-related offenses and 24 were carried out for murder. Three prisoners were hanged on the charge of Moharebeh. Two men were executed after being found guilty of charges related …

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Iranian Christian converts face violations of their rights

Iran-HRM – In recent days, there have been reports of violations of the rights of religious minorities, especially Christians and Christian converts in Iran. There is no information on the condition of Mansour and Mahmoud Mardani Kharaji, two Christian converts who have been detained by security forces for more than a month. The two brothers were arrested by security forces …

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Houthis continuing to violate arms embargo in Yemen and recruit children: UN

Al-Arabia – The Iran-backed Houthi militia is continuing to violate a UN-imposed arms embargo in Yemen and to recruit children to fight in the seven-year war, according to a report provided to the Security Council and published on Saturday. In an annual report, a panel of UN experts said it had concluded that “all military and paramilitary forces loyal to …

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