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Monthly Archives: May 2022

Iranian Security Forces Tear-Gas Protesters After Building Collapse

rferl.org – Hundreds of protesters turned out on the streets of Abadan for the past three nights calling for justice for those responsible for the collapse of the 10-story Metropol building earlier this week. Security forces fired in the air and used tear gas to disperse protesters in the southwestern city of Abadan, the capital of the southwestern Iranian province …

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Iran Says Crews Of Greek Tankers Seized By IRGC In Good Health

rferl.org – Iranian maritime authorities said on May 28 that the crews of two Greek tankers they seized a day earlier are aboard the vessels and in good health, according to the semiofficial Iranian news agency Tasnim. Troops from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) seized the Delta Poseidon and another Greek-operated tanker in what appears to be a tit-for-tat …

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Iranian Ebrahimi Wins Cannes Best Actress Prize For Holy Spider Role

rferl.org – Iranian Zar Amir Ebrahimi has won the Best Actress award at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival for her role as a journalist helping to catch a serial killer in the thriller Holy Spider. Ebrahimi is an actor and assistant director as well as a photographer of socially relevant issues, and is believed to reside in France. “I have …

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Iran: 26 Executions in 10 Days Amid Nationwide Protests

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); May 27, 2022: There has been a spike in executions in Iranian prisons in the last ten days. According to Iran Human Rights’ statistics department, at least 26 people were executed in different cities in the last ten days. The rise in executions comes at a time when protests have been taking place across Iran. Expressing …

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Protesters In Abadan Demand Justice Following Deadly Building Collapse

rferl.org – Hundreds of residents in Abadan, the capital of the southwestern Iranian province of Khuzestan, took to the streets on May 26 for the second consecutive night to protest the deadly collapse of an unfinished building and demand justice. Protesters called for the trial of those responsible for the accident, including Abadan’s mayor and city council officials. Amateur video …

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Iran’s Transport Minister, IRGC Lackeys and Three Turkish Terrorists Newly Sanctioned for Oil Smuggling

Iranwire – Iran’s current transport minister and an officer in the Revolutionary Guards’ expeditionary Quds Force, together with a cluster of their contacts and companies around the world, newly sanctioned by the Biden administration on Wednesday for leading “an international oil smuggling and money laundering network”. The operation was sed to have seen millions of dollars’ worth of Iranian oil …

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Engineer Dies at “Research Facility” in Former Nuclear Test Zone

Iranwire – An engineer was killed at a research facility belonging to Iran’s Defense Ministry in Parchin on Wednesday evening. The death of engineer Ehsan Ghadbeighi was confirmed by the Ministry itself. The short statement published on the incident did not give further detail but described it as an “accident”, and the cause “under investigation”. One of Ghadbeighi’s colleagues was …

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Greece Will Send Iranian Oil From Seized Ship to US, Police Say

VOA – Greece will send Iranian oil from a seized Russian-flagged tanker to the United States at the request of the U.S. judiciary, Greek port police said Wednesday, a decision that angered Tehran. Last month the Greek authorities seized the Pegas, which was said to have been heading to the Marmara terminal in Turkey. The ship was moored at Karystos anchorage …

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