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Monthly Archives: September 2022

When Rouhani (Almost) Met Trump

Iranwire – In a new book set shortly to be published in Iran, Without Smoke and Fire and Blood, former president Hassan Rouhani provides an oral history of his eight-year presidency of the Islamic Republic. Already released parts of the book include an account of when, in 2019, while Rouhani was in New York to attend the US General Assembly, he came very …

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Monthly report August 2022, Iran Human Rights Monitor

August 2022 saw a spree of executions and the brutal suppression of civil liberties. At least 51 people were executed in August including a woman and two child offenders. Iranian authorities increased persecution of the Baha’i religious minority last month through raids, arbitrary arrests, home demolitions, and land grabs. These are a part of the issues covered in this monthly …

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Hezbollah at 40 stronger than ever but has more enemies

Al-Arabia – Forty years since Hezbollah was founded at the height of Israel’s 1982 invasion of Lebanon, the group has morphed from a ragtag organization to the largest and most heavily armed militant group in the Middle East. The Iranian-armed and funded Hezbollah, which has marked the anniversary with ceremonies in its strongholds in recent weeks, dominates Lebanon’s politics and plays an …

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Iran says has not received US response on nuclear proposal

Al-Arabia – Iran has not received the United States’ official response to its last proposal on the revival of the 2015 nuclear deal, foreign ministry spokesman Nasser Kanani said Monday. “Iran is waiting to receive the response from other parties, notably that of the American government,” he said during his weekly news conference in Tehran. His remarks come after the …

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Two Iranian Women Sentenced To Death For LGBT Activism

RFL/RE – Two Iranian women have been sentenced to death for their activism in support of the country’s LGBT community. The state IRNA news agency reported the sentences of Zahra Hamadani and Elham Chubdar on September 5, a day after the Hengaw human rights network said it had received reports that the two were informed of the punishment a few days earlier. …

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Hollywood Actors Condemn Iran’s Persecution of Baha’is

Iranwire – Three Hollywood actors and celebrities, Mark Ruffalo, Rainn Wilson and Justin Baldoni, have denounced the Iranian government’s ongoing persecution of the Baha’i community in a series of tweets published last week. The interventions came after security agents arrested 13 young Baha’is in the city of Ghaemshahr in Iran’s Mazandaran province. No charges against the young Baha’is have been announced. “This is very …

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Iranian Authorities Arrest 12 Baha’i Members in Continuing Crackdown on Faith

VOA – Iran has stepped up its actions against Baha’i citizens, arresting 12 believers Tehran accuses of being “heretics” and having links to Israel in a continuing crackdown that has been condemned by Iranian and global rights groups. Iranian state media on Sunday said the arrests took place in different cities in Mazandaran province, the same area where 14 members …

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USCIRF Commissioner @ is concerned for Kasra Nouri’s well-being

Shabtabnews – In a twitter statement USCRIF commissioner expressed concern in regards to well-being of Kasra Nouri, a Sufi prisoner who has been imprisoned in Iran for being a Sufi for number of years. USCIRF Commissioner @imammagid: "USCIRF is also concerned for Kasra Nouri's well-being in light of his transfer Saturday to the Ministry of Intelligence Office in Shiraz for …

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Baluch political prisoners executed at southeastern Iran prison

Iran-HRM – Baluch activists reported that two political prisoners, one of whom was a child at the time of his arrest, were executed today at the Central Zahedan Prison. The two Baluch political prisoners Mohsen Ghanbarzahi and Einollah Ghanbarzahi, were executed on Saturday, September 3, two days after being taken to solitary confinement. The two, who were relatives, were arrested …

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Mohammad Khosravi Executed for Drug Offences in Arak

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO) – Mohammad Khosravi was executed for drug-related offences in Arak Central Prison along with Hamid Ghareh Lar. According to newly obtained information by Iran Human Rights, another man was executed in Arak Central Prison on August 31. His identity has been established as 30-year-old Mohammad Khosravi who was sentenced to death for drug-related charges by the Revolutionary …

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