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Monthly Archives: April 2022

World Cup Fiasco: Iranian Officials Claim FIFA Has No ‘Specific’ Concerns

Iranwire – Iranian government and sports officials have sought to dampen down the furore after female football fans were again blocked from entering a stadium in Mashhad, and pepper-sprayed at the gates, ahead of Iran’s last World Cup qualifying match on Tuesday. In an interview with Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting, Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi claimed that some of the women affected had …

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Iran cancels concert over women musicians

Iran-HRM – Iranian authorities have cancelled a music concert because three members of the band were women. The concert of Hamid Aramzadeh in Yazd, central Iran was cancelled because three of the musicians were women. In a video published on social media on on Tuesday, Aramzadeh appeared on stage before the performance, citing the presence of female musicians as the …

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Relatives of Victims of State Violence are Being Persecuted in Iran

CHRI – The government of President Ebrahim Raisi should end the state’s campaign of harassment and intimidation against the families of victims of state violence, including those who died during street protests. As shown in the following list of examples compiled by the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI), which is not exhaustive, bereaved families in Iran are facing reprisals for …

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Iran slams new US sanctions amid nuclear deal uncertainty

Al-Monitor – The spokesperson for Iran’s Foreign Ministry, Saeed Khatibzadeh, dismissed new sanctions announced by the US Treasury against an Iranian national and his four companies connected to Tehran’s missile program. “It is yet another indication of the US government’s ill intentions toward the Iranian nation,” Khatibzadeh said in a statement on March 31. The US Treasury stated on Wednesday that it had …

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