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Monthly Archives: June 2022

The Unmaking of Abadan

Iranwire – The housing situation in many Iranian cities, both inner city and on the margins, is becoming more insecure by the day. Building safety standards have fallen; engineering experts believe that in the past five decades the useful life of buildings in Iran has fallen from an average of 32 years to 26. The collapse of the 10-storey Metropol tower in …

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Soaring executions in Iran amid popular protests in May 2022

Iran-HRM – The Iranian regime carried out a shocking number of executions in May. This increase in the number of executions comes at a time when popular protests are ongoing in several provinces. In the face of growing societal discontent, the clerical regime has found the only way to preserve its rule by intensifying executions to intimidate society. An investigation …

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Iran: UK government must investigate Iranian officials who held Nazanin-Zaghari Ratcliffe hostage

Amnesty – The UK government must investigate Iranian officials who are suspected of responsibility for the crime of hostage-taking against British-Iranian national Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe to force the UK government to settle a decades-old debt, and where sufficient evidence exists, request their extradition in order to prosecute them in fair trials. In a detailed analysis issued today, Amnesty International laid out compelling evidence …

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Baluch Allah Nazar Esmailzehi Executed for Drug Charges in Damghan

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO) – Allah Nazar Esmailzehi, a Baluch man sentenced to death for drug-related charges, was executed in Damghan Prison.    According to the Baluch Activists Campaign, a Baluch man was executed Damghan Prison in Semnan province on May 31. His identity has been reported as 33-year-old Allah Nazar Esmailzehi from Zahedan who was sentenced to death for drug-related …

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Unnamed Man Executed for Murder in Karaj

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO) – Official sources have reported the execution of an unnamed man for murder in Karaj Penitentiary. According to Rokna, a man was executed in Karaj Penitentiary on May 29. The unnamed 22-year-old man was sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder. The executed man is reported to have arranged to meet his fiancé in a park in Karaj on …

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