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Monthly Archives: December 2022

Husband Of Jailed Iranian Journalist Calls On Supporters To Write Her Letters

Iranwire – The husband of an Iranian journalist who has been behind bars for three months has asked supporters to write her letters. Niloofar Hamedi was arrested in a raid on the couple’s home September 22 by Ministry of Information agents, who ransacked the property and confiscated their laptops and mobile phones. She was one of the first journalists to …

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“Justice Impossible” For Iranian Medical Student Killed In Protest Crackdown

Iranwire – “God may not forgive the state TV reporter who has turned to an interrogator and then a judge, and issued a verdict within two minutes that devastated a family,” the father of Aylar Haqqi, a 23-year-old victim of the security forces’ brutal crackdown on nationwideprotests, said while standing next to his daughter’s grave. “People tell me to seek justice …

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Canada-Led Group Seeks Arbitrator Over Ukrainian Jet Downing by Iran

VOA – A group of countries led by Canada on Wednesday called for an arbitrator to settle claims against Iran over its shooting down of a Ukrainian passenger plane in January 2020. The move is a first step in possibly bringing a case against Iran at the International Court of Justice, which victims’ families have long demanded. “Those who lost …

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Mehrdad Malek, 17, killed by Iran’s security forces

Iran-HRM – On the evening of Monday, December 26, 2022, a 17-year-old boy by the name of Mehrdad Malek, was accompanying a friend in his car. They were returning from their farm in Dashtabi district in Ardaq, Qazvin Province. A police patrol car becomes suspicious of them and tracks their path. their car. The police patrol car gets stuck in …

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Italy urges Iran to stop executions and open dialogue with protesters

Al-Arabia – Iran must stop executing and persecuting protesters and should open a dialogue with them, Italy’s Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani said on Wednesday after summoning the Iranian ambassador. Tajani said death sentences against people who take part in demonstrations or women who refuse to wear headscarves were a massively disproportionate and unacceptable form of punishment.

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The Radio Farda Briefing: Iran Cracks Down On Independent Lawyers Amid Protests

RFL/RE – Iran has arrested at least 44 independent lawyers since ongoing antiestablishment protests erupted in September. They include lawyers who have represented protesters arrested in the violent state crackdown on the demonstrations. Around half of the lawyers have been released on bail, while the rest are still in prison. They include Mohammad Ali Kamifiruzi, who represented jailed journalist Nilufar Hamedi, and …

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Iranian Hijab Protester Given Five-Year Suspended Sentence

RFL/RE – Sepideh Rashno, a 28-year-old writer and artist arrested earlier this year for refusing to wear the mandatory hijab head covering while using public transport, has been handed a five-year suspended sentence. The court found Rashno guilty of charges of “gathering and colluding against the country’s security,” “propaganda activity against the government,” and “appearing without a hijab in public,” her brother …

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On The Streets And On Rooftops, Anti-Government Protests Continue Across Iran

RFL/RE – Iranian protesters took to the streets in various Iranian cities on December 26, continuing their anti-government protests triggered by the death in September of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in police custody. Videos published on social media purportedly showed that in Dashti, a city in the southern Iranian province of Hormozgan, people took to the streets after marking 40 days since the …

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Iran Sentences Prominent Sociologist To Nine Years In Prison

RFL/RE – The Islamic Revolutionary Court of Tehran has found a prominent Iranian sociologist and journalist guilty of “forming and managing antiestablishment groups” and of “propaganda against the Islamic Republic of Iran” and sentenced him to nine years in prison — eight for the first charge and one for the second. The accusations against 61-year-old Saeed Madani are mainly based …

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