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Monthly Archives: April 2022

Iranian Female Soccer Fans Still Banned From Games Despite Promise

RFL/RE – When Iranian women recently tried to enter a soccer match between Iran and Lebanon in Mashhad on March 29, they were violently beaten by guards at the stadium, despite holding tickets. The decision to again exclude female fans has caused widespread anger in Iran. https://www.rferl.org/a/iran-female-soccer-mashhad-violence-human-rights/31814616.html

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China or the USA?

gatestoneinstitute.org – The new agreement with Iran, then, is based on an imaginary assistance from Russia and China, when all three countries are committed to unseating America as the world’s leading superpower and evading US sanctions on Russia for its invasion of Ukraine. The US, in short, is sacrificing significant progress in the Middle East to help the three greatest …

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State TV: Iran Arrests 3 Accused of Links to Israel’s Mossad

VOA —Iranian intelligence officers arrested three people belonging to a group linked to Israel’s Mossad agency and charged with involvement in releasing classified information, state TV reported Thursday. The report said they were arrested in the southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchistan but didn’t identify them or how they had access to classified information. Iran and Israel have long accused …

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Iran: In death’s waiting room: Deaths in custody following deliberate denial of medical care in Iran’s prisons

amnesty – This briefing documents how Iranian officials are committing shocking violations of the right to life by deliberately denying ailing prisoners lifesaving healthcare and refusing to investigate and ensure accountability for unlawful deaths in custody. The briefing details the circumstances surrounding the deaths in custody of 92 men and four women in 30 prisons in 18 provinces across Iran …

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Iran parliament speaker in hot water over family’s trip to Turkey

Al-Monitor – Iran’s parliament speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf faces calls for his resignation after photos that went viral show his family members returning from a trip to neighboring Turkey.   Drawing a wave of rage from Iranians, the pictures were initially posted in a chain on Twitter by well-known whistleblower Vahid Ashtari, who said he had confirmed the identities of Ghalibaf’s wife, daughter and …

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Nonproliferation experts push for Iran deal resurrection as talks stall

Al-Monitor – With talks over the Iran nuclear agreement at an impasse, a group of nuclear nonproliferation experts and former government officials warned Thursday that failure to revive the deal would raise the likelihood of Iran becoming a threshold nuclear-weapon state. The original accord, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), “dramatically reduces the risk posed by Iran’s nuclear program,” read the …

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Teachers Protest Again In Several Iranian Cities, With 30 Reportedly Detained

RFL/RE – Teachers have taken to the streets of several cities in Iran, including the capital, Tehran, to demand fair wages, better working conditions, and the release of their jailed colleagues.Reports suggest that the protests on April 21 were held under tight security. Amateur video posted online showed protesters in Shiraz chanting: “Imprisoned teachers must be released.” هم اکنون تجمع معلمان در …

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Atena Daemi: In Qarchak Women’s Prison, I Saw How Humanity Dies

Iranwire – The Iranian children’s rights advocate Atena Daemi was released from prison on January 24, 2022, after five years of arbitrary detention. The 34-year-old has spoken to IranWire about her ordeal and that of others in Qarchak Women’s Prison, where inmates are stripped of their humanity and dignity, seemingly by design. In this Varamin jail, she said, even the clothes the women arrive …

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#ItsTheirLand: IranWire’s Webinar on Property Seizures and Persecution Against the Baha’is

Iranwire – “The confiscation of Baha’i properties has been one of the main features of the persecution of the Baha’is in Iran,” said Simin Fahandej, Representative of the Baha’i International Community (BIC) to the United Nations in Geneva, during IranWire’s April 20 online international event on religious minorities, adding that such confiscations have “not stopped” in the past couple of …

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