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Monthly Archives: March 2024

Will Hamid Nouri Spend Life in Swedish Detention?

Iranwire – The Supreme Court of Sweden has upheld the verdict against Hamid Nouri, a former judicial agent of the Islamic Republic of Iran, sentencing him to life imprisonment for “war crimes” and “intentional murder” of political prisoners. This decision is definitive and final. However, from a human rights perspective, the question arises: will Hamid Nouri be detained in Sweden …

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Hamas Leader Speaks in Iran of Israel’s ‘Political Isolation’

VOA – Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh, on a visit to Iran on Tuesday, said Israel is experiencing “unprecedented political isolation,” a day after the U.N. Security Council called for a cease-fire in the Gaza war. “Although this resolution came late and there may be some gaps that need to be filled, the resolution itself indicates that the Israeli occupation is …

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Large Attack On Iran-Affiliated Forces In Syria Causes Casualties

iranintl – Multiple military sites related to Iran’s Revolutionary Guards in Syria were hit early Tuesday local time, causing destruction and casualties, according to several local media. Sabereen News and Al-Mayadeen, affiliated with the IRGC and Hezbollah respectively, say 20 have been injured in airstrikes targeting both “security and residential” buildings. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says “nine …

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Iran’s Economic Woes Run Deeper Than Sanctions, Economist Says

iranintl – Iran’s chronic mismanagement and rampant inefficiencies have led to severe economic challenges, to the extent that even lifting sanctions may not ensure a quick recovery, an economist says. Warning of a worsening economy in the coming months, Tehran economist Morteza Afghah told local media that the roots of the problem lie in the regime’s non-developmental strategy that prioritizes …

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IAEA Unaware Of Secret Iranian Nuclear Site Targeted By Israel

iranintl – The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says it has no information about a purported Iranian nuclear site that was set on fire in Tehran’s Shadabad neighborhood in 2020. This after Iran International’s investigative report revealed Tehran concealed an Israeli sabotage operation that targeted a covert nuclear facility owned by the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran. Iran International’s in-depth investigative report …

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Two Kurdish Kolbars Die, One Shot by Iranian Border Guards

Iranwire – Two Kurdish kolbars lost their lives in separate incidents on the Iranian borders this weekend, according to a report by the Hengaw Organization for Human Rights. Soran Abdi, a 22-year-old crossborder porter from Baneh, Sanandaj province, died on Sunday after sustaining critical injuries from gunfire by Iranian border guards near the Hangazhall border crossing.  Despite attempts to get …

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Iran Arrests Transgender Person on ‘Indecency’ Charges

Iranwire – The Islamic Republic’s police have arrested a transgender individual in northeastern Iran. The police chief of Gonbad-e Kavus, Golestan province, announced the arrest of a transgender person. The individual is arrested on the charge of “gathering a group of young motorcyclists to cause traffic disruptions in Gonbad-e Kavus, with the intention of promoting indecency and promiscuity.” However, the …

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Christian Convert Sentenced to Two Years in Prison for Alleged Security Offenses

Iranwire – Laleh Sa’ati, a Christian convert, was sentenced to two years in prison by Branch 26 of the Tehran Revolutionary Court. The verdict, delivered on March 24 by presiding judge Iman Afshari, also restricts her movement by imposing a travel ban, according to a report by the HRANA human rights website. Sa’ati’s alleged crime is “actions against national security.” …

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Global Student Forum Condemns Iran’s Suppression of Student Activists

Iranwire – The Global Student Forum (GSF) has denounced the Iranian government’s suppression of student activities and violation of academic freedoms.  The imprisonment of Ali Ramezani, an award-winning electrical engineering student at Amirkabir University, has attracted strong condemnation by GSF of such persecutions by the Islamic Republic. “The GSF condemns this suppression of peaceful student activism and violation of academic …

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Iran Hit by Heavy Rains, Flooding Disrupts Communication Routes

Iranwire – Torrential downpours in several Iranian provinces have caused widespread disruption as floodwater blocked communication routes in dozens of villages. Authorities have issued warnings about rising water levels at several dams, and flooding has already begun in some areas. On Monday, the Iranian Meteorological Organization issued red warnings for Khuzestan, Lorestan, Kohgiluyeh, and Boyer Ahmad provinces, while 15 others …

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