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Monthly Archives: July 2023

Iranian diaspora protest against ‘hanging judge’ alleged presence in Germany

newarab – On Saturday, 29 July, a group of exiled Iranians staged a protest outside the International Neuroscience Institute (INI) in Hanover, Germany, over the alleged admission of Hussain Ali Nayeri, a notorious Iranian “hanging judge”. Despite INI officials denying Nayeri “now being” in this health centre, the demonstrators demanded his arrest and trial and a response from the German authorities about …

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Three years of anguish for family of Iran death row German

arabnews – Frustration as other foreign nationals were set free. Occasional phone calls, months apart. And the constant fear that the executioner’s noose could be tightened any day.The family of Jamshid Sharmahd have endured three years of torment as each day they await a breakthrough, while always fearing the worst, for the German citizen sentenced to death in Iran.Sharmahd was …

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Two Death Sentences Overturned: Why Not More?

Iranwire – It was a rare moment of joy for opponents of capital punishment in Iran when lawyers of Mohammad Ghobadloo and Abbas Daris, two protesters who had been sentenced to death, reported that the Supreme Court of the Islamic Republic has stayed their executions pending a judicial review and a retrial. Many campaigns on social media had called for …

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Iran Mourners Refuse to Step On US Flag as Clerics Decry ‘Enemy Celebration’

VOA – Videos have surfaced in Iran of the month of Muharram memorial services, revealing religious singers, known as eulogists, and mourners embracing an approach that deviates from the Islamic Republic’s expectations. The head of the Society of Seminary Teachers in Qom has voiced criticism toward specific religious programs, pointing out that some elegies appear to be “celebrating the enemy.”Domestic …

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Iran: With Friends Like That

gatestoneinstitute.org – The Islamic Republic has been asking to be admitted into the BRICS group [Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa] club since 2010 when the “Supreme Guide” Ayatollah Ali Khamenei announced his intention to create a “New World Order” through a triple alliance of Iran, China and Russia. Tehran sources say the Iranian demand, though supported by South Africa …

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Iran news editor suspended over coverage of protests triggered by Mahsa Amini’s death

Al-Arabia – Iranian authorities have banned the editor-in-chief of reformist daily Etemad “from any press activity for a year” over coverage of last year’s nationwide protests, the newspaper reported on Saturday.The journalist, Behrooz Behzadi, was “accused of publishing false content,” Etemad said, citing a decision by the prosecutor’s office following a complaint by a Tehran branch of the Iranian Revolutionary …

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Jailed Iranian Activist Warns About ‘Unbearable’ Situation Of Cancer-Stricken Prisoner

RFL/RE – Narges Mohammadi, a prominent human rights activist and political prisoner in Iran’s Evin Prison, has voiced concerns over the health of Zohreh Sayadi, a fellow prisoner of conscience who is currently undergoing chemotherapy treatments for cancer. “Since her imprisonment, Zohreh has been transferred back to prison twice, just 24 hours after undergoing chemotherapy. Even the prison doctors believe that enduring …

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Iranian Government Considers Harsh New Hijab Laws

Iranwire – Iranian news agencies reported details of the Hijab and Chastity Bill on Thursday amid an intensifying clampdown on violations of the Islamic Republic’s strict dress code for women. The contentious legislation, consisting of 69 articles, imposes stringent penalties on women who refuse to adhere to the mandatory hijab. Under this bill, women found in violation of mandatory hijab …

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