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Monthly Archives: April 2022

Saudi Arabia welcomes UN announcement of ceasefire agreement in Yemen

Al-Arabia – Saudi Arabia has welcomed the announcement made by UN special envoy to Yemen of a truce between Yemen’s warring parties during the holy month of Ramadan, the official Saudi Press Agency reported on Saturday. The statement of support was attributed to the Kingdom’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs which also “appreciated the efforts” of Yemen’s UN Special Envoy Hans …

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‘A Mexican Standoff’: Revolutionary Guards’ Terrorist Designation Last Major Stumbling Block To Restoring Iran Nuclear Deal

RFL/RE – After months of grueling negotiations, Iran and world powers appeared to be on the threshold of agreeing to restore a landmark 2015 nuclear deal. But several last-minute snags have threatened to derail efforts to revive the agreement, which curbed Tehran’s sensitive nuclear activities in exchange for the lifting of international sanctions. The biggest and most complicated stumbling block …

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Iran Coach Says World Cup Match Against U.S. About Soccer, Not Politics

RFL/RE – Iran coach Dragan Skocic has played down the political aspects of another World Cup group stage meeting with the United States, saying he and the team would only be focusing on soccer. The two teams will meet on November 29 at the Qatar tournament in Group B which also features England and possibly Ukraine as well. Washington broke …

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Official Statistics: One Fifth of All Marriages in Iran are Child Marriages

Iranwire – More than 1,077,000 female child marriages have been registered in Iran in the last eight years, including 13,500 involving girls under the age of 13, with an untold number more taking place off the books. The Civil Registration Organization’s annual report for 2021 notes that the number of marriages involving girls under the age of 18 increased by …

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Monthly report March 2022, Iran Human Rights Monitor

Iran-HRM – March 2022 saw the continuation of human rights violations and repression on civil society by the Iranian regime.   In March every year Iranians celebrate Nowruz. It is a two-week celebration beginning from March 20, that marks the beginning of the Persian New Year and the official beginning of spring. But the ruling regime increased its repression on …

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Iran executes 39 prisoners in March 2022

Iran-HRM – With 39 executions carried out in March 2022, the Iranian regime demonstrated its flagrant assault on human rights and the right to life. Nineteen of those who have been executed were sentenced to death for murder while 20 others were hanged for drug related charges. Meanwhile, 20 out of the recent 40 executions were carried out in Adelabad prison …

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4 Men Executed for Drug Offences in Kerman

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO) – Four men were executed in Arak Central Prison after being sentenced to death for drug-related offences. According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, four men were executed in Arak Central Prison on the morning of March 27. Sentenced to death on drug-related charges, they have been identified as 31-year-old Mohammad Najari from Arak, Hamid …

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UN Special Rapporteur on Iran’s Mandate Extended for Another Year

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO) – The United Nations Human Rights Council today voted to extend the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran.  At today’s UN Human Rights Council session, the resolution to extend Javaid Rehman’s mandate by a year was passed with 19 votes for, 12 votes against and …

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Russia and Iran: The New Axis of Evil Why Is the US Bankrolling Them?

gatestoneinstitute.org – Now Western security officials believe that Iran and Russia have struck a cooperation deal to work together to evade Western sanctions once a new nuclear deal has been agreed by the Biden administration. Iran is known to have established a clandestine banking and finance system to handle tens of billions of dollars in annual trade banned under U.S.-led …

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In a Forgotten Corner of Iran, a Baluchi Woman is Sentenced to Death

Iranwire – On March 1, the Revolutionary Court in the southwestern city of Kerman sentenced Zar Khatoon Mazar-Zehi, a 46-year-old Baluchi woman, to death for transporting drugs. Baluchi human rights organizations reported that she is a widowed mother-of-one who was unable to afford a lawyer. She is understood to have repeatedly told police and judiciary officials that the package police …

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