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Monthly Archives: March 2024

Tehran Pledges 50 Million Cubic Meters Of Gas Daily For Iraq

iranintl – Iran and Iraq have signed a five-year deal that will see Iran pump up to 50 million cubic meters of natural gas per day according to the needs of Iraqi power stations in exchange for oil and gasoline. Iraq’s Ministry of Electricity Ziad Ali Fadhel and the CEO of the National Iranian Gas Company, Majid Chegeni, finalized the contract to extend Iran’s …

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Cutting off Fingers for Theft: Iran Continues Controversial Punishment

Iranwire – While Iranian society grapples with the aftermath of the flogging of Roya Heshmati, an activist opposing mandatory hijab laws, the Chief of Justice of Qom province has directed finger amputation of individuals charged with theft.  The practice of finger amputation persists in Iran despite it being widely condemned as a form of torture under international conventions.  Questions have risen …

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Kurdish Political Prisoner Moved to Solitary in Iran, Execution Fears Rise

Iranwire – Iranian authorities have transferred Kurdish political prisoner Nayeb Askari to solitary confinement at Urmia prison, sparking concerns over his imminent execution.  A close relative of Askari confirmed his relocation within the prison to the HRANA news agency. The motive behind the transfer remains unclear, but it aligns with the standard procedure of Iranian authorities to move inmates on …

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Iran Court Sentences 11 Women’s Rights Advocates to Jail

Iranwire – An Iranian Revolutionary Court in northern Rasht has handed down severe sentences to 11 women’s rights advocates, amounting to a cumulative prison term of over 60 years and six months. Judge Mehdi Rasekhi, who presided over the trial, sentenced Zohreh Dadras to nine years, six months, and two days in prison.  Her alleged offense was “forming a group …

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Iran Police Arrest Three People on Blasphemy Charges

Iranwire – The Chief of Police in western Lorestan province said they have arrested three individuals accused of “blasphemy and insulting the Islamic Republic online.”  The detainees’ social media pages have been removed, and their identities remain undisclosed by order of the judiciary, according to the state-run IRNA news agency. This incident comes amid a broader crackdown on dissent in …

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Kurdish Singer Abbaszadeh Faces Arrest Again

Iranwire – Iranian security forces have detained Kurdish singer Mohammad Abbaszadeh, according to a report by the Hengaw Organization for Human Rights.  The 35-year-old from Ilam province was reportedly arrested upon returning from Nowruz celebrations in Shuhan city.  His current whereabouts and condition are unknown. This is not the first time Abbaszadeh has faced persecution by Iranian authorities. In October …

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US Imposes Sanctions on Entities Supporting Iran, Houthis, and Hezbollah

Iranwire – The United States has imposed sanctions on a money exchanger and a network of firms across six countries accused of supporting Iran’s military, Yemen’s Houthi rebels, and the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah. The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) targeted six companies, two tankers, and a money exchanger, all based or registered in Liberia, India, Vietnam, …

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Iran Sentences Police Officer to Death for Killing Protester

VOA – An Iranian court has sentenced a police chief in northern Iran to death after he was charged with killing a man during mass protests in 2022, local media reported Wednesday. Local police chief Jafar Javanmardi was arrested in December 2022 over the killing of a protester during the widespread demonstrations sparked by the death of Mahsa Amini in …

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Abbas Aghayi, Yasin Zolfaghari and Unidentified Woman Executed in Tabriz

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO) – Abbas Aghayi, Yasin Zolfaghari and his unidentified wife were executed for drug-related charges in Tabriz Central Prison. According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, a man was executed in Tabriz Central Prison on 25 March. His identity has been established as 36-year-old Abbas Aghayi from Tabriz (photo). He was sentenced to death for drug-related …

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Alarabiya -Iran spy ship provided intel on vessels transiting through Red Sea, US admiral says

alarabiya – Aboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower: Iran, the main supplier of weapons to Yemen’s Houthis, has provided intelligence on maritime ships transiting through the Red Sea, a senior US military official said. Washington has been conducting routine operations against Houthi capabilities since the group first attacked US ships last December, another official told Al Arabiya English aboard the Dwight …

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