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Monthly Archives: May 2022

Dozens arrested and summoned during peaceful rallies of Iranian teachers

Iran-HRM – In connection with the peaceful rallies of Iranian teachers during Teacher’s Week, several activists have been summoned by security agencies and some have been arrested and detained since a month ago. On May 1, employed and retired teachers and educators gathered in front of education departments in more than 40 cities to protest the failure to address their …

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8 Men Executed in Rajai Shahr Prison in a Day

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO) – Eight men who were sentenced to death for armed robbery and murder, were executed in Rajai Shahr Prison in one day. According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, eight men were executed in Rajai Shahr Prison on the morning of May 25. Six of the men have been identified as Ramin Arab, Abbas Bitarafan, …

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Fears of Imminent Execution After Death Row Kurdish Political Prisoner Mohiyedin Ebrahimi Taken to Unknown Location

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO) – Death row Kurdish political prisoner, Mohiyedin Ebrahimi has been transferred to an unknown location, raising concerns that his execution may be imminent. According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, Kurdish political prisoner Mohiyedin Ebrahimi was transferred from the political prisoners’ ward in Urmia Central Prison to an unknown location on May 23. He was …

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Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Syria embark on sand diplomacy

Al-Monitor – In response to an unprecedented number of sandstorms disrupting daily life, officials from Iraq, Kuwait, Iran and Syria spoke on the need to collectively address this increasing problem.  According to Fars News, Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian spoke on the phone with his counterparts from Syria, Kuwait and Iraq on the need to address the sandstorms blanketing parts of their …

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The Takeaway: Are protests an incentive for Iran to close nuclear deal?

Al-Monitor – US Iran Envoy Robert Malley told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee today, Wednesday, May 25, that “as I speak to you today, we do not have a deal with Iran and prospects for reaching one are, at best, tenuous.” Elizabeth Hagedorn has the report on the hearing here. And nonetheless, the slight hedge continues to be that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), …

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Analysis: Subtle shift in US rhetoric suggests new Iran approach

Al-Arabia – A subtle shift in official US statements suggests Washington believes reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal is better than the alternatives despite the advances in Iran’s nuclear program, diplomatic and other sources said. For months, the Biden administration argued there would soon come a point where the non-proliferation benefits of a revived deal – its ability to limit …

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Elderly Baha’i Woman Released on $66,000 Bail

Iranwire – Baha’i woman Saeedeh Khozouei has been released after 44 days in detention, her son reported on Tuesday. Arsalan Yazdani wrote on Twitter that his mother had been released on a temporary bail of two billion tomans (US$66,000). He did not provide any further information as to her health or what had happened during her detention. Ms. Khozouei is the niece …

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