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Monthly Archives: May 2022

Swedish-Iranian Doctor Ahmad Reza Jalali ‘to be Executed by May 21’

Iranwire – The imprisoned Swedish-Iranian doctor Ahmad Reza Jalali is to be executed by May 21, Iranian state-controlled media reported today. ISNA News Agency, quoting “informed sources”, says the Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence issued against him after a grossly unfair trial in 2017 and it will be carried out by the end of the current Persian calendar month.  Dr. Jalali, a …

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Iran Gets Opportunity to Sell Auto Parts to Russian Carmaker

VOA – A member of Iran’s syndicate of car parts manufacturers says Iranian producers have an opportunity to export their wares to a Russian carmaker, state media reported. The late Monday report quoted Hossein Bahrainian as saying “a prominent Russian car maker” requested parts from Iran. He did not name the manufacturer. He said it requested brake parts, airbags, air-conditioner …

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Tortured political prisoner on hunger strike in northern Iran

Iran=HRM – Political prisoner Leila Chegini, 43, has been on a hunger strike since April 27 in Nowshahr Prison in northern Iran. She is protesting her uncertain status in detention as well as being denied medications, phone calls, and family visits. Intelligence agents arrested Leila Chegini at her home in Karaj on March 16, 2022. Intelligence and security services allege …

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Pregnant political prisoner on hunger strike to protest uncertain status

Iran-HRM – Political prisoner Saada Khedirzadeh has been on a hunger strike since April 26, to protest seven months of temporary detention under uncertain status in the Central Prison of Urmia. In an audio file, she said she had been threatened and forced to make confessions.  The 32-year-old said she had been “held hostage” on trumped-up charges and that security …

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Iran’s top official on women’s affairs encourages child marriage

Iran-HRM – Iran’s top official on women’s affairs encourages child marriage in a speech to young schoolgirls. Ensieh Khazali, the presidential directorate for Women and Family Affairs director, encouraged child marriage during an Iftar ceremony at a girls’ school in Tehran. Addressing the 9-year-old schoolgirls, she said, “Begin planning for the life and family you want to have from this …

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Iran denies impasse in nuclear deal diplomacy

Al-Monitor – Diplomacy over the revival of the Iran nuclear deal is still being maintained, Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian declared, while a holdup in the multilateral negotiations enters a third month. In an interview with the Yemeni TV channel Al-Masirah on May 3, the Iranian top diplomat noted that Tehran and Washington are still exchanging “written messages” conveyed by a European …

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Analysis: Iran nuclear deal near death, but West not ready to pull plug

Al-Arabia – Western officials have largely lost hope the Iran nuclear deal can be resurrected, sources familiar with the matter said, forcing them to weigh how to limit Iran’s atomic program even as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has divided the big powers. While they have not completely given up on the pact, under which Iran restrained its nuclear program in return for …

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Iranian oil minister meets Venezuela’s President Maduro in Caracas

Al-Arabia – Iran’s oil minister has paid an official visit to ally Venezuela to meet President Nicolas Maduro and discuss ways to “overcome” the effects of US sanctions against both nations, officials said. “I received His Excellency Javad Owji, Oil Minister of the sister Islamic Republic of Iran,” Maduro said on Twitter, calling it a “a productive meeting to deepen …

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