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Monthly Archives: September 2023

Iran after Mahsa Amini: A Year of Uprising, Blood and Death

Iranwire – It has been a year since Mahsa Amini died in the custody of the morality police. Since then, at least 537 people, including 71 children and teenagers, have been killed by the repressive forces of the Islamic Republic. Tens of thousands of people have tasted prison life and torture. Senior officials of the Islamic Republic have used the …

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Housewife Denied Needed Medicine at Isfahan Prison

Iranwire – Masoumeh Yavari, 45-year-old housewife and mother of two, has been in custody since September 5, when 24 plainclothes officers stormed her home to arrest her. The officers accused Yavari of “supporting hostile organizations,” “propaganda” and “destroying and setting fire to public property” – charges her family denies.  Yavari’s health is gravely concerning, and the interrogators and officials at …

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An Iranian Teacher’s Ordeal in Karaj’s Ghezelhesar Prison

Iranwire – Jafar Ebrahimi, a dedicated teacher and member of the Iranian Teachers’ Union, was transferred on September 3 from Tehran’s Evin prison to Ghezelhesar prison in Karaj, near Tehran, alongside several other political prisoners. Prior to this transfer, he was suffering multiple ailments that posed a significant threat to his health.  This report sheds light on the plight of …

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Iranian Women Prisoners Urge Activist Hedayat to End Hunger Strike

Iranwire – A group of women activists and journalists incarcerated in Tehran’s Evin prison have written an open letter urging political prisoner and civil activist Bahareh Hedayat to end her hunger strike.  “As fellow prisoners, we declare that we can no longer endure the serious threat to your life and health,” reads the letter, which was sent to IranWire.  The authors of …

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Iranian Writer’s Assets Seized By Tehran After Media Interviews Abroad

RFL/RE – An Iranian court has ordered the confiscation of an apartment belonging to writer Soroush Mozaffar Moghadam, who is currently in Germany, citing his “propaganda activities against the system” as part of recent nationwide protests, in a move underscoring the Islamic republic’s clampdown on dissent. Hossein Yazdankhah, the judge of the Special Court, said on September 12 that he …

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Jailed Iranian Activist on Hunger Strike Moved to Hospital

Iranwire – Bahareh Hedayat, a jailed Iranian human rights activist who has been on a hunger strike for nearly two weeks, has been moved to hospital, her lawyer says.  “According to the information from the family, my client Bahareh Hedayat was transferred from [Tehran’s] Evin prison to the hospital on the 13th day of the hunger strike following the deterioration …

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Iran: One year after uprising international community must combat impunity for brutal crackdown

Amnesty – The international community must pursue pathways for justice at the international level to address systemic impunity for Iranian officials responsible for hundreds of unlawful killings of protesters and widespread torture, Amnesty International said today, as Iran marks the one-year anniversary of the “Woman Life Freedom” uprising. Over the past year, Iranian authorities have committed a litany of crimes …

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At Least 3 Men Executed in Zahedan

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO) – At least three men including a Baluch minority, were executed for murder charges in Zahedan Central Prison. According to Hal Vash, at least three men were executed in Zahedan Central Prison on 9 September. One of the men’s identities has been reported as 27-year-old Baluch man named Mohammad Narouyi. They were all sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for …

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Iran lashes out at Israel after Mossad threatens to hit ‘top echelon’ in Tehran

Al-Monitor – Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Nasser Kanani said his country will not hesitate to respond to “foolish” moves by the Israeli government, as the war of words between the two enemies is escalating.  Addressing reporters in Tehran on Monday, Kanani was reacting to a recent warning from David Barnea, director of Israel’s foreign intelligence agency, Mossad. Barnea has accused Iran …

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