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Monthly Archives: July 2022

USCIRF Commissioner expresses concerns for the health of Abbas Dehghan, an Iranian Gonabadi Sufi prisoner

Shabtabnews – In a twitter statement USCIRF Commissioner stated:” USCIRF is concerned for the health of Abbas Dehghan, an Iranian Gonabadi Sufi prisoner suffering a high fever from COVID-19. He must be immediately granted medical care to prevent further deterioration of his condition.” He further stated that :” Iran’s denial of medical care to Gonabadi Sufi prisoners on the basis …

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Iran state media share video of US children singing Tehran-sponsored religious anthem

Al-Arabia – A group of Shia Muslim children in Houston, Texas, sang an Iranian-sponsored religious anthem that includes references to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and slain military commander Qassem Soleimani last week, videos shared online showed. https://english.alarabiya.net/News/middle-east/2022/07/29/Iran-state-media-share-video-of-US-children-singing-Tehran-sponsored-religious-anthem The event was organized by the Islamic Education Center of Houston, according to a post on the organisation’s Facebook page. Video of …

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Iran Arrests Swedish Citizen On Espionage Charges

RFL/RE – A Swedish citizen has been arrested in Iran on espionage charges, Iranian state media reported on July 30, without providing details on the suspect’s identity or the date of their detention. The announcement comes amid diplomatic tensions between Tehran and Stockholm after a Swedish court sentenced a former Iranian official to life in prison for the mass execution …

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The EU’s Shameful Total Appeasement of Iran’s Mullahs

gatestoneinstitute.org – In 2015, the European powers — France, Germany and the United Kingdom — changed their Iran policy from imposing pressure to adopting diplomacy. The diplomatic route included lifting oil and gas sanctions on Iran as well as removing some Iranian individuals and entities from the list of countries to be sanctioned. According to the preface of the Joint …

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Floods Kill at Least 53 in Iran; Rescuers Hunt for Missing

VOA – Rescuers searched for the missing in Iran on Friday after landslides and floods triggered by heavy rains killed at least 53 people, officials said. Mehdi Valipour, head of emergency operations at the Red Crescent Society, told state TV that 16 people were still missing after two days of floods that have affected 400 towns and villages in 18 …

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Iran cuts off man’s fingers for theft, eight others at risk of amputation

Iran-HRM – Iranian authorities amputated the fingers of a prisoner convicted of theft on July 27. Former political prisoner Arash Sadeghi tweeted the news the same day saying that the prisoner’s fingers were cut off in the infirmary of Tehran’s Evin prison. Mr. Sadeghi identified the prisoner as P.T. Iranian judicial had previously denied the implementation of amputation sentences for …

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Iran nuclear deal’s fate uncertain as EU makes final push

Al-Monitor – A compromise to restore the landmark Iranian nuclear accord that the European Union says is the best possible offer for both parties is being considered by decision-makers in Washington and Tehran. More than a year of delicate diplomacy aimed at reviving the tattered 2015 accord, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), has come down to …

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Iran Reveals Plans To Build New Nuclear Research Reactor

RFL/RE – Iran says it plans to build a new research reactor at its nuclear site in Isfahan Province, with construction set to start in the next several weeks. “This is an entirely domestic project that will close the chain of research, evaluation, testing, and production of nuclear energy in Iran,” Mohammad Eslami, head of the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization, …

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Iranian Rights Group Says Prisoner Suffering From Mental Illness Executed

RFL/RE – Iran Human Rights Organization says Mohsen Safari, who was convicted on narcotics charges, has been executed despite a doctor’s diagnosis that he suffered from a mental disorder. The rights group quoted Safari’s relatives as saying on July 27 that he was executed at the request of the Counterintelligence Organization. Safari was arrested in 2009 after being caught with …

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