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Monthly Archives: September 2022

Several People Try to Enter Iranian Embassy in Oslo

VOA – Several people in a violent crowd attempted to enter the Iranian Embassy in Oslo, police said Thursday, with scuffles breaking out and rocks being thrown at officers. Authorities said 90 people had been detained. A crowd had gathered outside the diplomatic mission in Oslo to protest the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in custody in Iran after she …

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Iran: Leaked documents reveal top-level orders to armed forces to ‘mercilessly confront’ protesters

Amnesty – Iran’s highest military body instructed the commanders of armed forces in all provinces to “severely confront” protesters who took to the streets following the death in custody of Mahsa Amini at the hands of Iran’s morality police, Amnesty International said today after obtaining leaked official documents which revealed the authorities’ plan to systematically crush the protests at any …

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People’s Tribunal Finds Islamic Republic Leaders Guilty of Crimes Against Humanity/IHRNGO Calls for International Accountability Mechanisms

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); September 30, 2022: The Aban Tribunal panel has found the leaders of the Islamic Republic guilty of crimes against humanity. Welcoming the decision, Iran Human Rights calls on the international community to establish mechanisms to hold the perpetrators accountable. Iran Human Rights Director, Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam said: “Recognising the crimes committed against protesters in the November 2019 protests …

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Iran Protests; at Least 83 Killed by Security Forces

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO) – Protests sparked by the police murder of Mahsa Amini (Jina) continue in cities across Iran despite brutal repression and internet shutdown. At least 83 people including children, are confirmed to have been killed. State-affiliated Telegram channels have shared forced confessions of protesters, a flagrant violation of their due process rights. The Police Command yesterday pointed …

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Will Iran’s shift on IAEA help break deadlock in nuclear talks?

Al-Monitor – Iran is again talking with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to settle a dispute over an investigation by the global nuclear watchdog agency into questions regarding nuclear materials found at three sites in Iran.  The decision, if implemented, could break a deadlock in the stalled negotiations for a return to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), …

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Civil disobedience grows as Iran continues to crush protests

Al-Monitor – Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi said the United States was behind recent nationwide protests triggered by the case of Mahsa Amini.   “We should not allow the enemy to weaken our national unity,” Raisi asserted in a televised interview, adding that the final results of a forensic probe into the young woman’s death in the custody of the morality police were to be released …

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US confirms American citizen killed in Iranian rocket attack in Iraq

Al-Monitor – A US citizen was killed in an Iranian rocket attack in the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq on Wednesday, his family and the US State Department confirmed to Al-Monitor. Omar Mahmoudzadeh, a 59-year-old American born in Iran, moved from the United States to Iraq in 2019 to join the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (KDPI), an Iranian Kurdish …

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U.S. imposes new sanctions on Iran oil exports, targets Chinese firms

(Reuters) – The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on companies it accused of involvement in Iran’s petrochemical and petroleum trade, including five based in China, pressuring Tehran as it seeks to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. Washington has increasingly targeted Chinese companies over the export of Iran’s petrochemicals as the prospects of reviving the nuclear pact have dimmed. …

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US slams Tehran for attacks in Iraq, vows to disrupt Iran’s destabilizing behavior

Al-Arabia – The US on Wednesday slammed Iran’s drone and ballistic missile attacks inside Iraq with the White House vowing to disrupt Tehran’s destabilizing behavior in the region. Calling attacks on Iraq’s Kurdistan region “an unjustified violation of Iraqi sovereignty and territorial integrity,” State Department Spokesman Ned Price also hit out at the Iranian government over its threats to carry out more …

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Former Iranian President’s Daughter Arrested For Supporting Protests Triggered By Death Of Woman In Custody Over Hijab

RFL/RE – Just days after expressing support for the protests in Iran, Faezeh Hashemi, the outspoken daughter of former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, was arrested in the Iranian capital on unknown charges.The hard-line Tasnim news agency, which is affiliated with the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), reported on September 27 that Hashemi was arrested by security forces in east Tehran …

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