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Monthly Archives: September 2022

UN Watchdog Says Questions Swirl Over Iran’s Nuclear Program

VOA – A report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says Iran’s stockpile of enriched uranium is nearing the level where further enrichment could be enough for a nuclear bomb. It also says that Tehran has failed to provide credible answers on the origin of uranium particles found at three undeclared sites that the U.N. nuclear watchdog has been investigating for …

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Continued detention of Leila Hosseinzadeh raises concerns

Iran-HRM – Leila Hosseinzadeh, a student activist and former political prisoner, was violently arrested again by the security forces in Tehran and taken to an unknown place. After some time, she was transferred from Ward 209 of Evin prison to the detention center of Shiraz Intelligence Department, known as No. 100. More than 15 days after her arrest, she remains …

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Political Prisoner Behnam Mousivand’s Life is in Danger

September 7, 2022 – A political prisoner’s precarious health situation is raising fears of another preventable death in Iranian state custody due to the authorities’ denial of proper medical treatment, said the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) in a statement today. Since May 2022, family members of human rights activist Behnam Mousivand, 35, have been calling on judicial officials to allow him to …

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The Takeaway: Hopes dim for Iran deal before US midterms

Al-Monitor – The Iran deal isn’t doomed, but expectations are low that an agreement will be reached before the November midterms. A senior European source told Ali Hashem this week a deal won’t happen before the elections, if at all. “Because of the last Iranian response, there can be no return to the [Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action] before the midterms,” adding …

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Iran condemns Albania for severing relations

Al-Monitor – Albania has cut diplomatic ties with Iran and kicked out Iranian diplomats, following a July cyberattack blamed on Tehran. What happened: Earlier today, Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama announced that the eastern European country was severing ties with the Islamic Republic, effective immediately. He gave Iranian diplomats 24 hours to leave Albania. Rama said the order is in response to a …

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Albania cuts ties with Iran, orders diplomats to leave after cyberattack: PM

Al-Arabia – Albania is ending diplomatic relations with Iran and has ordered Iranian diplomats and embassy staff to leave within 24 hours, after an investigation into a cyberattack in July, Prime Minister Edi Rama said on Wednesday. “The government has decided with immediate effect to end diplomatic relations with Islamic Republic of Iran,” Rama said in a video statement sent …

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Iran Insists on ‘Four Topics’ in Nuclear Talks

VOA —Iran said on Tuesday that, in its protracted talks with major powers to restore its tattered 2015 nuclear deal, it is insisting on resolving “four topics.” The four points, addressed by the government spokesman, relate to U.S. assurances a new deal will hold, relief from punishing sanctions and to the U.N. monitoring of Iranian sites. “As Iran’s president (Ebrahim …

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Families of death-row prisoners gather outside the Revolutionary Court of Karaj

Iran-HRM – The families of death-row prisoners gathered outside the Revolutionary Court of Karaj on Tuesday, September 6, 2022. They held placards with the theme “#Stop_ executions,” demanding the authorities halt the execution of their loved ones. The families of the death-row prisoners announced that they would continue their protest gathering outside the Revolutionary Court of Karaj the next day. …

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Unnamed Man Executed for Murder in Tabriz

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO) – Official sources have reported the execution of an unnamed man for murder in Tabriz Central Prison. According to Rokna, a man was executed in Tabriz Central Prison. The report does not specify the man’s identity or exact date of execution. He was sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder. The unnamed man was accused of raping and killing a …

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