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Monthly Archives: February 2023

Arrests Reported Amid New Protests In Iran’s Zahedan

Iranwire – Hundreds of people returned to the streets of the southeastern Iranian city of Zahedan after Friday prayers despite a heavy presence of security forces. Ahead of the weekly protests, reports from the restive city said Internet services were disrupted and a number of people were arrested around Grand Makki Mosque, the largest Sunni mosque in the country. A …

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Iranian-British Prisoner Endured 64 Night Interrogations With Lie Detector

Iranwire – Sanam Kazemi, an Iranian-British environmental activist, writer and researcher, was arrested in late October of 2022 at her home in the central city of Isfahan, but for several days people close to her did not know she had been detained. After spending more than two months in solitary confinement, Kazerouni was transferred to Ward 4 of Dolat Abad …

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26-Year-Old Man Killed By Police In Iran’s Ahvaz

Iranwire – An Iranian police officer has shot and killed a 26-year-old man in the southwestern city of Ahvaz, human rights organizations report. The young man, identified as Hasan Zahiri, was riding his motorcycle home on February 22 when he failed to obey a police order to stop and was shot, eyewitnesses were quoted as saying. The bullet, fired from …

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Iran Labels 84-Percent Uranium Enrichment Allegation ‘Conspiracy’

Iranwire – The spokesman for the Iranian atomic energy organization has denied that the country has enriched uranium to 84-percent purity, calling it part of a “conspiracy” against the Islamic Republic. In an interview with state-run Press TV on February 24, Behrouz Kamalvandi sought to portray any detection of uranium particles enriched to 84 percent as a momentary side effect …

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Blinding As A Weapon (15): Zoha Mousavi “Went Blind So That Others Can See”

Iranwire – As IranWire has reported, hundreds of Iranians have sustained severe eye injuries after being hit by pellets, tear gas cannisters, paintball bullets or other projectiles used by security forces amid a bloody crackdown on mainly peaceful demonstrations. Doctors say that, as of now, at least 580 protesters have lost one or both eyes in Tehran and in Kurdistan alone. …

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Baluch Davoud Rakjan Executed for Drug Charges in Birjand

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO) – Davoud Rakjan, a Baluch man sentenced to death for drug-related charges, was executed in Birjand Central Prison. According to Hal Vash, a Baluch man was executed in Arak Central Prison on February 21. His identity has been reported as 44-year-old Davoud Rakjan (known as Nabi Kharkouhi) who was sentenced to death for drug-related charges by …

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Kurdish Political Prisoner Sarkout Ahmadi Secretly Executed

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO) – Sarkout Ahmadi, a Kurdish political prisoner sentenced to death for charges of “moharebeh (enmity against god) through membership of Komeleh and murder of a policeman,” was secretly executed in Kermanshah Central Prison. According to Iran Human Rights, a Kurdish political prisoner was secretly executed in Kermanshah Prison on February 22. His identity has been established as …

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Three Men Executed for Murder in Urmia

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO) Three men sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, were executed in Urmia Central Prison. According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, three men were executed in Urmia Central Prison on February 21. Their identities have been established as Sadollah Farokhi Jormi (photo), Vahid Beizayi and Amir Ali Beirami. They were all sentenced to qisas for murder. Speaking to Iran Human Rights, an informed said: “They …

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As Germany’s relations sour with Iran, pressure grows on Berlin to do more

Al-Monitor — German human rights activists are pressuring the government in Berlin to take firm steps against Tehran, to halt the death sentence handed down on Tuesday to dual German-Iranian national Jamshid Sharmahd. On Wednesday, Germany decided to expel two employees of the Iranian Embassy in Berlin in reaction to the death sentence ruling, but several German politicians believe the expulsion is …

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Iran claims ‘military exercises’ behind Karaj explosions, gunfire

Al-Monitor – Reports of a number of explosions in the city of Karaj in Iran surfaced on Thursday night local time, as tension escalates between Tehran and Israel.  The BBC’s Persian-language service reported at 11:46 pm Tehran time that people in the central Iranian city west of the capital reported hearing gunshots and explosions. It carried a video that appeared to show …

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