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Monthly Archives: September 2022

Three Iranian Hackers Charged in ‘Ransomware-Style’ Hacking Campaign

VOA – The U.S. Justice Department unsealed a criminal indictment on Wednesday accusing three Iranian nationals of hacking the networks of hundreds of victims in the United States and around the world in what officials described as a “ransomware-style” cyber campaign. Although the indictment does not allege the hackers acted on behalf of the Iranian government, U.S. law enforcement agencies …

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Interview: Mansour Farhang on How a UN Special Rapporteur Was “Deceived on Human Rights” in Iran

CHRI – A recent trip by a UN special rapporteur to Iran could have been a historic moment—had she responded to an open letter by human rights activists to meet. Instead, Alena Douhan, the UN’s special rapporteur on the negative impact of the unilateral coercive measures, ignored the appeal and carried out her trip—applauded by the government in Iran—as planned. Three months later, at least …

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Interview: Mansoureh Shojaee on Disillusionment and Fortitude in the Struggle for Women’s Rights

CHRI – In 1980, on International Women’s Day, 22-year-old university student Mansoureh Shojaee joined one of Iran’s largest street protests against the compulsory hijab. This was one year after the revolution, when Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini had deemed the Islamic covering mandatory for all women in public, and when all Iranians were still coming to terms with their drastically changed lives …

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Mehran Nour Mohammadi Executed for Armed Robbery in Isfahan

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO) – Mehran Nour Mohammadi was executed for charges of moharebeh (enmity against god) for an armed robbery, in Isfahan Central Prison. IHRNGO reported the execution of Hassan Agha Mohammadi at the prison on the same day. According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, a man was executed in Isfahan Central Prison on September 11. His identity has …

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Ahmad Panahi-Khanghah Executed for Murder in Ardabil

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO) – Ahmad Panahi-Khanghah has been executed for murder charges in Ardabil Central Prison. According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, a man was executed in Ardabil Central Prison on September 12. His identity has been established as 40-year-old Ahmad Panahi-Khanghah. He was sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder. Ahmad was transferred to solitary confinement in preparation for his execution …

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Baluch Mansour Barahouyi Executed for Drug Offences in Birjand

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO) – Mansour Barahouyi, a Baluch man sentenced to death for drug-related offences, was executed in Birjand Central Prison. According to the Hal Vash, a Baluch man was executed in Birjand Central Prison on September 10. His identity has been reported as Mansour Barahouyi, a 26-year-old father of two. Mansour Barahouyi was arrested for drug-related offences and …

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US sanctions group of Iran-linked ‘malicious’ cyber actors

Al-Monitor – The United States on Wednesday announced sanctions on 10 individuals and two companies affiliated with Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) accused of conducting “malicious” cyber acts, including ransomware activity.  “Today’s actions demonstrate our commitment to disrupting ransomware infrastructure and actors,” Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement. “The United States will not tolerate malicious cyber …

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Iran says IAEA statement won’t produce results

Al-Monitor – Iran criticized the UN nuclear watchdog’s board for a statement being prepared by Western countries during their week-long meeting.  The International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) questions regarding Iran’s nuclear program is one of the main outstanding issues preventing the revival of the Iranian nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Some observers anticipated …

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USCRIF calls the use of surveillance cameras to police women not wearing the hijab in public a blatant infringement on freedom of religion or belief.

Shabtabnews – In a twitter statement USCIRF Commissioner stated: ” Iran’s use of surveillance cameras to police women not wearing the hijab in public is a blatant infringement on freedom of religion or belief. Women’s bodies are not public objects for the state to control.” USCIRF Commissioner @SharonKleinbaum: "Iran's use of surveillance cameras to police women not wearing the hijab …

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The Farda Briefing: Families Of Prisoners On Death Row Stage Protests Amid Soaring Executions

RFL/RE – For the past week, the families of prisoners on death row have been staging protests to demand that authorities halt their pending executions. Dozens of protesters have rallied in front of Iran’s judiciary headquarters in Tehran and outside the Islamic Revolutionary Court in the city of Karaj.Amateur videos and images from the protests have shown protesters holding signs that read …

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