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Monthly Archives: August 2023

Iran says daily oil output to hit 3.5M barrels in September

Al-Monitor – Iran will soon produce 3.5 million barrels of oil per day, according to the chief executive of National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC), adding to global supply while other crude producers are limiting output.  NIOC CEO Mohsen Khojastehmehr said that Iran was producing 2.2 million bpd when the current administration took office in 2021 and will reach 3.5 million bpd …

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Iran Says It Has Obtained Supersonic Cruise-Missile Technology

RFL/RE – Iran has obtained the technology to build a supersonic cruise missile, which is still under test, the semiofficial Tasnim news agency reported on August 9. The announcement comes amid rising tensions with the United States in the Persian Gulf and following the unveiling last week of new vessels equipped with 600-kilometer-range missiles. “This missile, which is a new …

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Family Worried By Lack Of Information On Missing Iranian Satirist

RFL/RE – Human rights activists and social-media users have raised alarm over the fate of Shaker Buri, a popular Iranian satirist who was recently detained. Buri, known for his humorous critiques of the country’s state of affairs, has reportedly been detained by the Intelligence Office of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) in the southwestern city of Abadan. It comes amid a …

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Brother of IranWire Journalist Recounts Ordeal after Arrest

Iranwire – Saeed Shahrabi, the father of Shima Shahrabi, editor-in-chief of IranWire’s Persian-language website, was summoned to the Third Branch of Evin Prosecutor’s Office on August 8 – as the Islamic Republic marked Journalist’s Day. Shahrabi was first summoned to an office of the Ministry of Intelligence in May, shortly after the arrest of his son, Sajjad Shahrabi, a radio host and announcer. …

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Canada Targets Senior Iranian Officials with New Sanctions

Iranwire – Canada has imposed sanctions on Ali Akbar Ahmadian, secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, and six other Iranian individuals accused of involvement in activities “that gravely threaten international peace and security or that constitute gross and systemic violations of human rights in Iran.” “Today’s sanctions send a clear message to the Iranian regime that Canada will not …

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Iranian Students Jailed for Protesting School Poisonings

Iranwire – Two university students have been sentenced to one year in prison each for protesting a wave of poisonings that has affected thousands of schoolgirls across Iran. The United Students’ Telegram channel said on August 8 that the Tehran Revolutionary Court convicted Hasti Amiri and Zia Nabavi of “propaganda activity” against the Islamic Republic.  The case stemmed from a …

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Baha’i Woman Handed Long-Term Prison Term amid Crackdown on Faith

Iranwire – Iranian authorities have sentenced a Baha’i woman to 10 years and 9 months in prison for her religious beliefs and activities as a member of the persecuted minority.  The First Branch of the Revolutionary Court in the north-eastern city of Mashhad sentenced Sanaz Tafazoli on July 15 on charges of “collusion against security, leading a group with the …

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Alarm Raised over Fate of Jailed Iranian Writers, Blogger

Iranwire – Concerns are growing over the safety of two Iranian writers and a popular blogger who have been arrested by security forces amid a widening crackdown on freedom of expression and dissent. A group of Iranian cinema workers and artists issued a joint statement on social media saying that well-known actor and dramatist Mehdi Etemad Saeed has been unheard of …

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Dire conditions of the longest-held political prisoners after being transferred from Gohardasht to Evin

Iran-HRM – The longest-held political prisoners by the names of Saeed Massouri, Afshin Baymani, Hamzeh Savari Lofteh, and Motalleb Ahmadian were recently transferred from Gohardasht (aka Rajaii Shahr) Prison to Evin Prison, without adhering to the principle of separating crimes in this prison. These prisoners were moved to the ward with strict security measures on Wednesday, August 2, 2023, with …

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