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Monthly Archives: September 2022

Seven Men Executed for Murder in Rajai Shahr Prison/Six Executions Delayed

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO) – Seven men were executed for murder in Rajai Shahr Prison yesterday. Six other men were returned to their cells after their executions were delayed for unknown reasons. According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, seven men were executed in Rajai Shahr Prison on September 7. They were all sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder. Three of …

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Ghafour Nejatpour Executed for Murder in Gonbad Kavous

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO) – Ghafour Nejatpour has been executed for murder charges in Gonbad Kavous Prison. According to HRANA news agency, a man was executed in Gonbad Kavous Prison on September 7. His identity has been reported as 22-year-old Ghafour Nejatpour from Maraveh Tapeh. He was sentenced to qisas(retribution-in-kind) for murder. At the time of writing, his execution has not …

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Afghan National Yar Mohammad Eshaghzehi Executed for Drug Offences in Bandar Abbas

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO) – Yar Mohammad Eshaghzehi, an Afghan national sentenced to death for drug-related offences, was executed in Bandar Abbas Prison. According to the Hal Vash, an Afghan man was executed in Bandar Abbas Prison on September 7. His identity has been reported as Yar Mohammad Eshaghzehi, a 40-year-old father of two. Yar Mohammad Eshaghzehi was arrested for drug-related offences …

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US sanctions Iranian company over drone shipment to Russia

Al-Monitor – The United States on Thursday sanctioned an Iranian company it said was involved in the shipment of Iranian drones to Russia for use in Ukraine.  In a news release on Thursday, the Treasury Department accused the Tehran-based Safiran Airport Services of coordinating Russian military flights between Iran and Russia, “including those associated with transporting Iranian [drones], personnel and …

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We have evidence confirming Iran’s involvement in the cyberattack: Albanian MP

Al-Arabia – A member in the Albanian parliament, Taulant Balla, confirmed to Al Arabiya on Wednesday that his government has evidence of Iran’s involvement in the cyberattack against his country, stressing that the Albanian security services have identified the Iranian groups responsible. Balla said: “This decision comes after a very severe cyberattack that Albania suffered on July 15. It was …

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The Farda Briefing: Iranian Authorities Crack Down On LGBT Community

RFL/RE – An Iranian court this week sentenced two female activists to death for promoting homosexuality, human rights groups said. The two women were convicted of “corruption on Earth,” a vague criminal charge that is often used against opponents of the clerical regime or those deemed to have broken the country’s Islamic laws. Zahra Sedighi Hamedani and Elham Chubdar were …

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A Troubled Inheritance: Liz Truss and the Islamic Republic

Iranwire – Liz Truss is the first British prime minister since the 1979 revolution not to have to deal with a thorny issue in UK-Iran relations : namely Britain’s debt to Iran for Chieftain tanks that the Shah had paid for but were not delivered after the revolution. In fact, it was during her short tenure as Foreign Secretary that the matter …

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Thousands Call on Iran to Release LGBT+ Women Facing the Death Sentence

Iranwire – Close to 11,000 people have signed a petition calling for the immediate and unconditional release of Zahra Sedighi-Hamedani and two other women who face the death sentence in Iran for LGBT+ rights activism. Sedighi-Hamedani, a 31-year-old blogger known online as Sareh, and Elham Chubdar, 24, were convicted of “corruption on earth” by a court in Urmia this week for “promoting …

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