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Monthly Archives: April 2022

Giving Carrots to Iran Will Not Alter Its Brutal, Expansionist Plan

gatestoneinstitute.org – “The Army of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps … will be responsible not only for guarding and preserving the frontiers of the country, but also for fulfilling the ideological mission of jihad in God’s way; that is, extending the sovereignty of God’s law throughout the world.” – Constitution, Islamic Republic of Iran …

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Swedish Prosecutors Ask for Maximum Sentence for Iranian Jailer Hamid Nouri

Iranwire – The 89th hearing in the trial of Hamid Nouri in Sweden took place on Thursday. During this session, prosecutors asked for him to be handed a life sentence for crimes against humanity. Nouri is charged with war crimes and murder due to his role s a senior prison official at Gohardasht near Tehran during Iran’s 1988 prison massacre. From the outset …

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Iran’s Guards Commander Says Israel Creating Conditions for Own Destruction

VOA – Israel’s actions are creating conditions for its own destruction, Iran’s Revolutionary Guards commander on Friday told a Jerusalem Day rally at which the country’s new domestically-made Kheibar Buster missile was displayed. State television said millions of Iranians joined rallies marking Quds Day, the Arabic name for Jerusalem, in state-organized marches across the country. It showed the Israeli flag …

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Iran: Labor Protests Surge

(HRW) – Iranian workers are facing mounting economic and political challenges to realizing their labor rights, Human Rights Watch and Human Rights Activists (HRA), an Iranian human rights documentation group, said today, ahead of International Workers’ Day on May 1, 2022. Over the past four years, amid a deterioration of Iran’s economic conditions, labor protests have increased in the country, HRA found in its …

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Mohammad Rasoulof: Organised and Legalised Killings is an Apt Description of the Death Penalty in Iran

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO) – Award-winning independent filmmaker, Mohammad Rasoulof has penned the foreword to the 2021 Annual Report on the Death Penalty in Iran. Read the full report here. Full text: “Organised and legalised killings is an apt description of the death penalty in Iran. By relying on religious-based laws, the ruling political power initially presented the death penalty …

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Regional diplomacy could break deadlock on Iran’s IRGC

Al-Arabia — The call to prayer echoes through the labyrinthine alleys of Tehran’s smaller market that lies to the north of the capital. In Bazaar e Tajrish, shops are packed with customers despite the crippling sanctions and the devaluation of the Iranian currency that shrank their dining tables and dwarfed bank accounts. There are some positive indications, with the IMF projecting 2.5% growth, …

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Iran denies ‘reports of an assassination attempt’ on Qatar’s ambassador in Tehran

Al-Arabia – Iran’s foreign ministry denied early on Friday what it described as “reports of an assassination attempt” on Qatar’s ambassador to Tehran. In a statement carried by state news agency IRNA, Iran’s foreign ministry denied “reports of an assassination attempt on the Qatari ambassador to Iran” and called on media outlets to be “careful” in their reporting. No further …

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Iranian Authorities Accused Of Imposing ‘Stone Age’ Restrictions At Universities

RFL/RE – As tens of thousands of Iranian students flocked back to university this month, following a two-year absence due to the coronavirus pandemic, many were greeted with new restrictions. The measures, including stricter hijab rules on female students, have triggered protests in at least two universities in Iran. Students have labeled the new restrictions as unprecedented and blamed them …

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Iranwire Exclusive: Iranians Accused of Embezzlement Seek Shelter in Canada

Iranwire – In its latest global corruption perceptions index for 2021, Transparency International ranked Iran 150th out of 180 countries for citizens’ level of trust in the integrity of state institutions. From day-to-day bribery to high-profile embezzlement scandals, corruption is perceived as endemic by many Iranian citizens, though it’s rare that the big cases become public knowledge – and even rarer that those found to be …

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Khamenei’s Newspaper Praises Hitler on Holocaust Remembrance Day

Iranwire – In a year of calendar coincidences, the last days of April 2022 posed an especially a tricky one. While Holocaust Remembrance Day falls on April 27-28, the Islamic Republic of Iran, the only state in the world to deny the Holocaust as a matter of policy, celebrates its annual anti-Israel Quds Day on April 29. This year, in …

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