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Monthly Archives: March 2022

Iranian Baha’is Sentenced to 170 Years in Prison in 1400

Iranwire – The Iranian calendar year 1400, which ended on March 20, appears to have been one of the hardest in recent years for the country’s dwindling Baha’i population. IranWire’s surveys indicate at least 36 members of the Baha’i community were sentenced to jail terms of one to 12 years, totalling 170 years and three months, purely for practising their faith.   …

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After the Latest Insult to Women, Will FIFA Now Suspend Iranian Football?

Iranwire – Tuesday, March 29 might yet be a watershed moment in the history of Iranian football under the Islamic Republic – if the International Football Federation (FIFA) chooses to make it so. News that Iranian women were blocked from attending a World Cup qualifying match in the city of Mashhad, and that security guards attacked them with pepper spray …

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US Sanctions Iran’s Missile Developers

VOA- The United States on Wednesday announced sanctions on five Iranians and several Iranian entities it said were involved in the country’s ballistic missile program. The sanctions specifically target the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Research and Self Sufficiency Jihad Organization, which is responsible for the research and development of ballistic missiles, the Treasury Department said. Also targeted was Iran’s Parchin …

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Over 131.000 Iranian girls under age 15 married in five years

Iran-HRM – Data from the Statistics Center of Iran show that in the past five years, more than 131,000 girls under the age of 15 have been married, of which more than 7,500 married last summer. According to a report by the state-run Tejarat News website on Tuesday, March 29, the Statistics Center of Iran has disclosed that since 2017, …

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Iran: Women Blocked From Entering Stadium

(HRW) – Iranian authorities prevented dozens of Iranian women from entering Imam Reza football stadium in the city of Mashhad on March 29, 2022, possibly using excessive force, Human Rights Watch said today. FIFA should use its leverage with Iranian authorities to demand that they urgently overturn Iran’s discriminatory stadium ban on women and ensure accountability for abuses. The authorities prevented women, …

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Iran Human Rights Warns Against Resumption of Public Executions in Iran

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO) – According to reports by Iranian media, two men have been sentenced to public execution for murder charges by a court in Foulad Shahr, Isfahan. Given that there have been no public executions in the last year and a half due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a return to such a cruel method of execution must be …

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Iran FM: US needs to be ‘realistic’ in nuclear talks

Al-Monitor – In a meeting in Qatar with his counterpart, Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian talked about the nuclear talks, regional issues and bilateral relations. Regarding the talks in Vienna aimed at reviving the 2015 nuclear deal, Amir-Abdollahian said that the United States needs to be “realistic” and ceaseits “excessive demands” if the sides are …

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Israel-Arab Summit Brings Pledges of Cooperation, Countering Iran

VOA – Foreign ministers from Israel, the United States, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Morocco and Egypt highlighted efforts to cooperate and expand ties in the Middle East, while noting the rapid thawing in relations between Israel and the Arab nations as they closed a summit in southern Israel Monday. “Just a few years ago, this gathering would have been impossible …

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