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Monthly Archives: August 2023

Iranian Lawmaker Calls For Raisi’s Resignation Or No Second Term

iranintl – Iranian and regional media continue to assess President Ebrahim Raisi’s performance as he enters the third year of his presidency. Tehran’s Khabar Online website quoted lawmaker Gholam Ali Jafazadeh Imanabadi on Tuesday, who stated that Raisi’s track record over the past two years is characterized by failure. Imanabadi emphasized that Raisi should either step down or refrain from seeking a …

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After Over Seven Years behind Bars, Kamran Ghaderi still Doesn’t Know Why He Was Arrested

Iranwire – On June 2, Austria’s government announced the release of Kamran Ghaderi, a dual Iranian-Austrian citizen, from Tehran’s Evin prison.  The businessman was arrested at Tehran International Airport in December 2015 on charges of committing “actions against national security” and “collaboration with a hostile government,” in what European governments and human rights activists viewed as a clear instance of …

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Twelve Days in Detention Without Charge for 90-Year-Old Baha’i

Iranwire – Twelve days have passed since the arrest of Jamaloddin Khanjani, a 90-year-old Baha’i man in Tehran, still with no clear charges from the authorities against him.  Despite Khanjani’s advanced age and frail health—two days ago, the Baha’i International Community announced that Khanjani is suffering from pancreatic cancer and heart disease—he remains confined within the walls of Evin Prison. During …

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Iranian Rapper Saman Yassin Details Torture in Prison

Iranwire – In an audio message, imprisoned Iranian rapper Saman Yasin details the torture he has endured at the hands of his interrogators since his arrest last year, including mock executions and beatings. The audio was released by the Didban Human Rights Network on August 24. Yasin, who was arrested during nationwide protests on October 2, 2022, says he was …

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Mother of Killed Protester Summoned to Court

Iranwire – The mother of Siavash Mahmoudi, a 16-year-old Iranian who was killed by security forces during last year’s protests, has been summoned to court. Leili Mahdavi was reportedly served with a summons on August 23 during a search of her home by law enforcement officers. The officers also confiscated her mobile phone. Mahdavi is scheduled to appear at the …

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Farzin Marofi: Killed for Celebrating National Football Team’s Loss

Iranwire – One of the rare occurrences of civil expression during last year’s nationwide protests in Iran was the jubilation of citizens that followed the national football team’s defeat against the United States in the World Cup in Qatar. This particular form of dissent ignited greater fury from the government and its forces than ever before. In response to the …

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Iranian Journalist Summoned for Sharing Photos of Women Dancing Without Hijabs

VOA – The prosecutor’s office in Iran has charged a journalist in Tehran for publishing images that featured women dancing and not wearing the hijab. Javad Heydarian revealed on X, formerly known as Twitter, that he was summoned by prosecutors in Tehran and charged with “spreading obscenities through the publication of images depicting dancing and unveiling at the LidoMa cultural …

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Unnamed Man Executed for Murder in Mahvelat

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO) – State media have reported the execution of an unnamed man for murder in Mahvelat county prison. According to ILNA, a man was executed in Mahvelat county prison in Khorasan Razavi province on 23 August. The unnamed 29-year-old man was sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder. He had reportedly committed the alleged murder in February/March 2020 and sentenced …

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Yazdan Varehzardi Executed in Ahvaz

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO) – Yazdan Varehzardi was executed for murder charges in Ahvaz Sepidar Prison. Another man’s execution was previously reported at the prison. According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, a man was executed in Ahvaz Sepidar Prison on 21 August. His identity has been established as 30-year-old Yazdan Varehzardi from the Delfan tribe in Khorramabad. He …

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