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Monthly Archives: September 2022

Iran appeals for restraint from Armenia and Azerbaijan

Al-Arabia – Iran appealed for restraint from neighboring Armenia and Azerbaijan Tuesday after the deadliest flare-up in fighting between the Caucasus foes since a six-week war ended nearly two years ago. Iran “calls for restraint and the peaceful resolution of disputes between the two countries, and expresses its concern over the escalation of tensions,” foreign ministry spokesman Nasser Kanani said in …

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Imprisoned Iranian Journalist Razzagh Faces New Charges

RFL/RE – Hossein Razzagh, an Iranian journalist imprisoned in notorious Tehran’s Evin prison, faces new charges over his social media activities. Saeed Dehghan, Razzagh’s lawyer, wrote in a tweet on September 11 that his client has been accused of “conspiring and colluding against the regime” for managing a popular room on the Clubhouse social media network. He also faces two other new charges, including …

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Iranian official: We protected al-Qaeda terrorists before 9/11

nypost – A top Iranian official has admitted for the first time that Iran knowingly helped al-Qaeda terrorists — including some of the 9/11 attackers — travel secretly through the Middle East. “Their movements [through Iran] were under the complete supervision of the Iranian intelligence,” Mohammad-Javad Larijani said in a recently surfaced interview. That was one of the main accusations …

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Cutting off the fingers of a prisoner in Gohardasht prison

Iran-HRM¬ On Thursday, September 1, 2022, the verdict to amputate the fingers of a prisoner named Seyyed Mohammad Hosseini was carried out in Gohardasht prison in Karaj. At 5 a.m. on Thursday, September 1, 2022, Seyyed Mohammad Hosseini was transferred to the prison’s dispensary, and 4 fingers of his right hand were amputated without informing his lawyer and family in …

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Iran: Walls erected around graves of massacre victims show urgent need for international investigation

Amnesty – States engaging at the UN Human Rights Council must call on the Iranian authorities to stop concealing the mass graves of victims of the 1988 “prison massacres” and immediately open an international investigation into the extrajudicial execution and enforced disappearance of thousands of dissidents amounting to ongoing crimes against humanity, Amnesty International said today. In recent months, Iranian …

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25 Arrested in Peaceful Water Protests in Hamedan Province

HRW – On September 8, the governor of Hamedan, Mohammed Ali Mohammadi, announced the arrests of 25 citizens during protests about the ongoing water crisis. Mohammadi claimed that the protests were illegal, and the fact that 20 of the arrested protesters were not from Hamedan city indicated that they were present “to incite terror.” On Tuesday, dozens of people demonstrated against the …

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Russia intimidating opponents of Ukraine war: acting UN human rights chief

Al-Arabia – The acting United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Monday that Russia was intimidating opponents of the war in Ukraine. “In the Russian Federation, the intimidation, restrictive measures, and sanctions against people voicing opposition to the war in Ukraine undermine the exercise of constitutionally guaranteed fundamental freedoms, including the rights to free assembly, expression, and association,” …

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Imprisoned Iranian Filmmaker Panahi Awarded Special Jury Prize In Venice

RFL/RE – Imprisoned Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi was awarded the Special Jury prize at the Venice International Film Festival over the weekend for his latest film, No Bears. Panahi, 62, was imprisoned in July after a Tehran court ruled he must serve a six-year sentence he was handed more than a decade ago for supporting anti-government demonstrations. Iranian actor Reza Heydari told journalists after …

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