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Monthly Archives: January 2022

Six political prisoners who were beaten face new charges

Iran-HRM – Six political prisoners who were betaen by violent criminals hired by authorities at the Greater Tehran Penitentiary went to court to face new charges. Political prisoners Akbar Bagheri, Pouya Ghobadi, Shapour Ehsani Rad, Esmail Gerami, Alireza Farshi, and another prisoner were tried on January 8, at Branch 101 of the Hassanabad Fashafoyeh Criminal Court on the false charge …

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Student activist Leila Hosseinzadeh summoned to begin serving sentence

Iran-HRM – Student activist Leila Hosseinzadeh has been summoned to Evin Court to begin serving her prison term. According to the summons Leila Hosseinzadeh was ordered to appear at the court within 5 days. Leila Hosseinzadeh, a student of anthropology at Tehran University, was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment on the charge of “assembly and collusion with the intention of acting against …

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Iran port emerges as key point in smuggling weapons to Yemen: UN report

Al-Arabia – Iran has been exporting thousands of weapons from a single port to Yemen and elsewhere, according to a draft UN Security Council report obtained by the Wall Street Journal. The confidential UN report details how thousands of rocket launchers, machine guns, sniper rifles and other weapons seized in the Arabian Sea by the US Navy were smuggled along …

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Taliban Foreign Minister Visits Iran For Talks Focused On Refugees, Economic Issues

RFL/RE – The Taliban-led government in Afghanistan sent its foreign minister to Iran on January 8 to discuss Afghan refugees and a growing economic crisis. “The visit aims at discussions on political, economic, transit and refugee issues between Afghanistan and Iran,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Abdul Qahar Balkhi said on Twitter. The visit aims at discussions on political, economic, transit and …

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Survivors Of Iran’s 1988 Mass Executions Implicate Leaders Of Clerical Regime In Foreign Court

RFL/RE – After completing a five-year sentence in 1987, Mehrzad Dashtbani was summoned to the “freedom room,” an in-house court at Iran’s Gohardasht Prison that decided if an inmate could be freed. But instead of securing his release papers from the facility located outside the capital, Tehran, Dashtbani’s visit earned him a personal beating from a prison official known only …

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World Order: Back to the Future

gatestoneinstitute.org – The whispering in Moscow is that Putin will try to tempt Biden with a number of promises. These include persuading the Islamic Republic in Iran to re-endorse the Obama “nuclear deal”, which President Donald Trump denounced as a sham. Tehran’s acceptance of a new version presented by the US would give Biden his first diplomatic victory. In exchange …

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Stolen Lives: The Families Torn Apart by Flight 752 Crash

Iranwire – January 8, 2020 marks the two-year anniversary of a tragedy Iranians will never forget. On this date, shortly after 6am, the IRGC shot a passenger plane – Ukrainian Airlines Flight 752 – out of the skies over Tehran with two missiles 30 seconds apart. The plane had taken off from Imam Khomeini International Airport just minutes earlier. All …

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Iranian Poet Baktash Abtin Dies After Being Arbitrarily Detained in Iran

CHRI – The death of Iranian poet Baktash Abtin today in Tehran after contracting COVID-19 in Evin Prison is the result of the Iranian judiciary chief’s inhumane treatment of prisoners and the government’s refusal to hold responsible officials accountable. Abtin, who died after being put into an induced coma while hospitalized, is the second known political prisoner to die in Iran in …

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Iran’s days of rage on Soleimani anniversary have their limits

Al-Monitor – This week Iran commemorated the two-year anniversary of the Jan. 3 US drone strike which killed Iranian Revolutionary Guards Commander (IRGC) Quds Force Commander Qasem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, deputy commander of the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), in Baghdad, with speeches, threats and rockets targeting US bases in Iraq. Gen. Esmail Ghaani, Soleimani’s replacement, vowed retaliation, saying “We will get revenge that …

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US envoy Malley meets with Saudi diplomat to discuss Iran nuclear deal

Al-Arabia – US Special Envoy for Iran Rob Malley on Friday met with Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the International Organizations in Vienna to discuss the latest developments in talks to revive a nuclear deal between Tehran and Western powers. According to Al Arabiya, Prince Abdullah bin Khalid Al-Saud convened with Malley after separate meetings with French and Russian officials in the days …

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