Sunday , 15 December 2019

Environment

Jailed Under Lengthy Sentences, Iran’s Conservationists Suffer Ongoing Rights Violations

CHRI – Detainees Punished for Complaining That They Were Forced to Make False Statements, Says Lawyer Iranian authorities are refusing to transfer imprisoned conservationist Sam Rajabi to the hospital to treat a serious medical condition, and are continuing to hold three of his colleagues in solitary confinement without legal justification, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) has learned. “It appears …

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Iran’s Asiatic cheetahs Delbar and Kushki fail to reproduce in captivity

PayvandNews – Two Asiatic cheetahs, kept in captivity at Tehran’s Pardisan Park, have reached the bitter end because they have lost their ability to regenerate and should be returned to nature.  Female Asiatic cheetah, Delbar, and the male one, Kushki have lived in the capital for the past few years. Female Asiatic cheetah Delbar In 2015, the female Asiatic cheetah …

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Mysterious Foul Odor In Tehran To Be Investigated But Jokes Abound

Radiofarda -Tehran Mayor on Sunday said results of the investigation to find the source a foul odor periodically plaguing various areas of the capital since January have been sent to the Disaster Mitigation and Management Organization. In an interview with the state-run television (IRIB) last night the mayor Pirouz Hanachi said there is still no definite answer about the source …

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International Cheetah Day: Running fast toward extinction

PayvandNews – Asiatic cheetah, the planet’s fastest mammal, are facing extinction as their population has dramatically shrank to less than 7,000 in the world over the past few years, with a small remaining population in Iran. internationalcheetahday.com Cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) have long, slender bodies covered with unique black spots scattered across their tan coats. The name cheetah comes from the …

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Heavy Air Pollution Shuts Schools, Universities In Parts Of Iran

rferl.org – Schools and universities have been shut in parts of Iran including the capital, Tehran, due to high levels of pollution, state media report. The decision to shut schools and universities in the capital on November 30 was announced late on November 29 by Deputy Governor Mohammad Taghizadeh, after a meeting of an emergency committee for air pollution. “Due …

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Iran Official Confirms Major Oil Leak In Persian Gulf

Radiofarda – An Iranian official has confirmed a major leak off an oil rig near Kharq Island in the Persian Gulf and said considering the spread of the contamination more equipment and reinforcement is required for the clean-up operation. The leak started at least a week ago but neither the Iranian Oil Ministry nor the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) …

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Iran: Environmentalists Sentenced

HRW – An Iranian revolutionary court has sentenced at least six environmental experts detained since January 2018 after an unfair trial where the defendants apparently could not see the full dossier of evidence against them, Human Rights Watch said today. The court informed the detainees on November 20, 2019 that they had been convicted of “collaborating with the enemy state of the …

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Widow of Detainee Who Died in Iranian Custody Recognizes Her Interrogator Posing as “Reporter” on State TV

CHRI – A man claiming to be a reporter in a pseudo-documentary about Iran’s detained conservationists that was aired by the state-controlled Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) organization on national television has been recognized as an interrogator by one of his victims. Ramin Seyed-Emami—whose father Kavous Seyed-Emami, a sociologist and conservationist died under suspicious circumstances in Tehran’s Evin Prison in …

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Air Pollution Costs Iran Billions In Economic And Social Damage

Radiofarda – Iran’s capital Tehran has been blanketed by heavy smug this week, forcing schools to shut down and hospitals have admitted many more cases of heart and respiratory emergencies. The head of Environment and Sustainable Development at Municipality of Tehran says air pollution costs the capital of Iran up to $2.6 billion per year. But other major cities, specially …

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