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Monthly Archives: June 2022

Borrell, EU Must Speak Out Against Growing Human Rights Crisis in Iran

CHRI – European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell, who has traveled travel to Tehran and issued multiple public statements in an effort to restore the nuclear deal with Iran, should devote the same level of energy to address the intensifying human rights crisis in the country, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) said in a statement today. Since May, hundreds of …

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Mother of Detained Translator Calls for Daughter’s Freedom: “I Ask You All to Be Our Voice”

CHRI – On May 9, 2022, Anisha Asadollahi and her husband, Keyvan Mohtadi were arrested by security forces in Tehran for serving as translators for two French nationals who were arrested a few days later.Teachers in Iran had been waging large protests throughout the country demanding better pay and the release of their imprisoned colleagues for years, yet Iranian authorities accused the two French …

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Cautious optimism as US, Iran set to resume indirect talks in Qatar

Al-Monitor – Talks aimed at reviving the landmark nuclear agreement are set to resume in Qatar, Iranian and US officials said on Monday.  The resumption of indirect negotiations between the United States and Iran comes amid a push from the European Union’s foreign affairs chief, Josep Borell, who during a surprise visit to Tehran on Saturday announced that the talks would resume …

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Iranian Steel Firm Halts Production After Cyberattack

RFL/RE – One of Iran’s biggest steel companies said on June 27 that it was forced to halt its operations until further notice after being targeted by a cyberattack. The Khuzestan Steel Company said in a statement that experts had determined that the firm was unable to continue production “due to technical problems” following “cyberattacks.” The company’s website appeared to be out …

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Iran Launches Rocket Into Space as Nuclear Talks to Resume

VOA- Iranian state television said Sunday that Tehran had launched a solid-fuel rocket into space, drawing a rebuke from Washington ahead of the expected resumption of stalled talks over Tehran’s tattered nuclear deal with world powers. It’s unclear when or where the rocket was launched, but the announcement came after satellite photos showed preparations at Imam Khomeini Spaceport in Iran’s …

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Security forces arrest 230 Iranian teachers in two months

Iran-HRM – The Coordinating Council of Iranian Cultural Associations announced on Sunday, June 26, that in the last two months, 230 teachers and teachers’ union activists have been arrested and imprisoned in various cities in Iran. The council’s telegram channel also reiterated that about two weeks ago, no information was available on the situation of three imprisoned teachers, including Rasoul …

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Sharif university honor students taken to general ward after 26 months

Iran-HRM – The lawyer of Ali Younesi and Amir Hossein Moradi, two elite imprisoned students, says his clients were transferred to the general wards of Evin Prison on Saturday night after 26 months in a security ward with “difficult conditions”. Mostafa Nili wrote in a tweet on Sunday, June 26, that “the case officer had requested from the beginning that …

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Two Iranian Bahai women detained in Shiraz, southwest Iran

Iran-HRM – Two Baha’i citizens living in Shiraz were arrested by security forces on Sunday, June 26, and taken to an unknown location. The two Baha’i women are Shaghayegh Khaneh Zarrin, 20, and Negar Ighani, 22. Their homes were searched, and their personal belongings including their religious books, computers, and smartphones were confiscated upon arrest.No information is available on the …

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Rights lawyer returned to prison to ‘continue serving his sentence’

Iran-HRM – Amirsalar Davoodi, a human rights activist and lawyer who was temporarily released from prison in June last year after about 2 years and 7 months in prison, was returned to prison on Sunday. Mr. Davoodi’s wife, Tannaz Kolahchian, tweeted that the human rights lawyer had been sent back to prison “to continue serving his sentence.” Amirsalar Davoudi was …

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