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Monthly Archives: March 2024

Iranian Woman Succumbs to Domestic Violence as Husband Shoots

Iranwire – A 27-year-old woman from a village in northwestern Urmia was killed by her husband, IranWire reports.  The woman has been identified as Ziba Sayad. According to one of her relatives, Sayad was coerced by her family into marrying her cousin and faced severe persecution at his hands.  “Ziba was a gentle and affectionate soul, both beautiful inside and …

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14 Dead in Iran’s Fire Festival Chaharshanbe Suri, Spike in Injuries

Iranwire – Iranian authorities have confirmed that at least 14 people have died and over 3,000 others have sustained injuries during Chaharshanbe Suri, the Persian festival of fire. Jafar Miyadfar, head of Iran’s emergency organization, has said that a total of 3,253 people have been injured, with 394 individuals transported to medical centers by emergency services until Tuesday night.  Miyadfar …

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Executions for Drug-related Charges in 2023

Iranhr.net – This is an extract from the 2023 Annual Report on the Death Penalty in Iran. To read the full report, please click here. Drug executions have been steadily rising since 2021. Those executed for drug-related charges are amongst the most voiceless victims of the death penalty in Iran. Along with security charges, drug-related charges fall under the jurisdiction of …

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Executions for Adultery and Blasphemy in 2023

Iranhr.net – This is an extract from the 2023 Annual Report on the Death Penalty in Iran. To read the full report, please click here. Executions for blasphemy in 2023 According to Article 262 of the IPC, insulting the prophet or blasphemy is punishable by death, however, Article 263 stipulates that “if the defendant states in court that they made the …

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Kurdish Mansour Mansouri Executed in Ilam

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO)- Mansour Mansouri, a Kurdish man on death row for murder, was executed in Ilam Central Prison along with Moein Salahvarzi. According to Kurdpa, a Kurdish man was executed in Ilam Central Prison on 11 March. His identity has been reported as 44-year-old Mansour Mansouri from Sarableh in Ilam province. He was sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder. Iran …

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GOP Senator Blocks State Department Nominee Over Malley Controversy

iranintl – A US State Department nominee is being blocked by a GOP member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, who demanded transparency on the suspension of former envoy to Iran, Robert Malley. “I’ve been asking for 8 months for information regarding the suspension of Special Envoy Robert Malley’s security clearance,” Senator Jim Risch (R-ID), ranking member of the Foreign …

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Iran Politician Warns About ‘Clashes’ If Hijab Fine Implemented

iranintl – An Iranian lawmaker says women are outraged over lawmakers’ proposal to directly deduct cash fines from their bank accounts for disregarding hijab rules. Reformist lawmaker Mohammad-Sadegh Javadihesar strongly criticizes members of parliament for introducing the plan to deduct hijab fines only after the elections, labeling their behavior as “most heinous and despicable.” He asserts that such decisions have …

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Biden Faces Critical Decision On $10 Billion Iran Sanctions Waiver

iranintl -This week, US President Joe Biden is confronted with a critical decision regarding a $10 billion sanctions waiver for Iran – and whether to renew it, or not. With the ongoing war in Gaza and continued attacks by the Iran-backed Houthis in the Red Sea, the deadline could not come at a worse moment for the administration. Last year, …

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Migration of Nurses Pose Threat to Healthcare in Iran

Iranwire – A member of Iran’s Supreme Council of the Medical System has warned that nurse migration is no longer a manageable problem but a full-blown crisis in the country. In an interview with Radio Salamat on March 11, Abolqasem Talebi highlighted that Iran falls far behind the global standard of three nurses per hospital bed. It has less than a third …

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