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Monthly Archives: June 2022

Kurdish Political Prisoner Shaker Behrouz at Imminent Risk of Execution After Transfer to Unknown Location

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO) – Kurdish death row political prisoner, Shaker Behrouz who was recently notified of the confirmation of his death sentence, has been transferred to an unknown location from his ward in Urmia Central Prison. His transfer has raised concerns that his execution may be imminent. Iran Human Rights calls for urgent international action to stop the execution of Shaker …

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Iran media publishes conflicting reports over status of nuclear talks in Qatar

Al-Monitor – According to Tasnim News Agency, the indirect talks in Qatar between Iran and the United States to revive the nuclear deal have come to an end without progress. An “informed source” quoted by Tasnim said that during the talks, which were mediated by the European Union, the US was not willing to budge on offering Iran “economic guarantees” in the …

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Mother Of Imprisoned Iranian Translator Demands ‘Immediate Release’ Of Her Daughter And Son-In-Law

RFL/RE – The mother of Anisha Asadollahi, a translator and imprisoned labor activist, has demanded the “immediate” release of her daughter and son-in-law, Keyvan Mohtadi, who she says are being detained without due process. In a video message dated June 27, Shafiqa Alemi chastises Iran’s government for arresting her daughter “for translating the statements of two French labor activists.”Anisha Asadollahi and her …

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Iranian Inflation Rate Surges Amid Protests Over Economic Conditions

RFL/RE – Iranian oil workers have struck for a second day over wages and the government’s inability to tame price growth as official data showed the country’s inflation rate jumped to 52.5 percent in June.According to the Coordinating Council of Protests of Oil Contract Workers, employees at the Tehran Oil Refinery continued their protest against an increase in working hours and low …

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Poet Ordered to Pay Fine to Avoid Prison

Iranwire – Nima Safar Soflaei, a veteran leftist writer, poet and journalist based in Gorgan, Golestan province, has been fined 10 million tomans for “propaganda against the regime”. The verdict in the case against him at Gorgan Revolutionary Court was communicated to Safar Soflaei’s lawyer, Ramadan Haji Mashhadi. “In defense of the client,” Mashhadi wrote on Twitter, “we emphasized the right to …

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G7 Raise Flight 752, Human Rights Abuses in Statement on Iran

Iranwire – The G7 group of countries has issued a wide-ranging communique on Iran at the end of a three-day summit in the Bavarian Alps in Germany. Amongst other things it touched on hostage-taking by the Islamic Republic and the Flight 752 disaster. The joint statement from leaders of the G7, Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United States, reiterated its commitment to …

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Teens Arrested, Bars and Bicycles Gone: What is Going On in Shiraz?

Iranwire – Last week the heavy-handed arrest of at least 10 teenage skaters at a friendly gathering in Shiraz made headlines in Iran. The official pretext was that some of the girls walking around the park off Chamran Boulevard had been seen without hijab. But so grievous was this offence that the chief justice of Fars Province said the “perpetrators” – by …

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EU Should Loudly Condemn Iran’s Baseless Jailing of French Tourist Benjamin Brière

CHRI – Countries negotiating with Iran over its nuclear program, including France, the U.K., and the U.S., as well as European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell, should condemn the Iranian judiciary’s blatantly unlawful prison sentence against French tourist Benjamin Brière, said the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI). “Brière was detained by Iran’s security establishment to be added as …

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Nasrollah Iliad and Unidentified Man Executed in Karaj Penitentiary

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO) – Nasrollah Iliad, sentenced to qisas for murder, and an identified man sentenced to death for rape, were executed in Karaj Penitentiary. According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, at least two men were executed in Karaj Penitentiary on June 27. One of the men’s identities has been established as 40-year-old Nasrollah Iliad who was sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) …

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