Tuesday , 2 March 2021

Human rights

Iran executes four Ahvazi Arab political prisoners

Iran-HRM – Iranian authorities on Sunday executed four political prisoners from Iran’s Ahvazi Arab minority. The political prisoners, Naser Khafajian, Ali Khasraji, Hossein Silawi and Jasem Heidary were executed at Sepidar prison of Ahvaz, capital of Khuzestan Province. Ahvaz Intelligence Ministry agents contacted the families, instructing them to the Ahvaz’s Chaharshir Square. Intelligence agents blindfolded the families and transferred them …

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Ahwazi Arab political prisoner tortured and executed in southwest Iran

Iran-HRM – Iranian authorities executed a political prisoner from Iran’s Ahwazi Arab minority. Political prisoners, Jasem Heydari, was executed along with three other prisoners on Sunday February 28. Jasem Heydari was convicted of “armed insurrection” (baghi) by a Revolutionary Court in Ahvaz and sentenced to death in connection with his alleged collaboration with groups opposed to the Iranian regime. The …

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Deaths Rising in Sistan and Baluchistan as Unrest Continues Amid Internet Shutdown

CHRI —The killing by state security forces of some two dozen protesters in Iran’s Sistan and Baluchistan Province since unrest broke out in the area on February 22, 2021—and the intermittent shutdown of the internet to conceal news of those killings—continues the trend of excessive and lethal state force used against demonstrators in the Islamic Republic. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard …

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China Continues Crushing Hong Kong

gatestoneinstitute.org – The national security law not only carries sentences of up to life in prison, it also gives China jurisdiction to prosecute in mainland China violations of the law that took place in Hong Kong. It is now doing just that with 12 Hong Kong activists who attempted to flee to Taiwan by boat in August and were arrested …

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EU-Iran business forum collapsing amid withdrawals from Europeans

Jpost.com – The EU-Iran Business Forum slated to start on Monday is again marred by outrage over promoting commerce with a regime in Tehran that has carried out violations of the nuclear deal and widespread repression of Iranians, including a regime shooting spree of protesters in the Sistan and Baluchestan Province.Reports emerged on Sunday that EU officials, including the EU’s chief diplomat …

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New Iranian Report Hypes Up Security “Threats” to Justify Repression

Iranwire – Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has repeatedly referred to security threats in his speeches in recent years using phrases such as “infiltration” and “soft war”. By playing up the perception that the country is always under threat, he has been able to justify increased repression, detentions and general restrictions on everyday life in Iran. Seemingly in support of …

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Iranian protesters violently arrested in Sistan and Baluchestan province

Iran-HRM – Following the major protests over the killing of fuel carriers in Iran’s southeastern Sistan and Baluchestan province, many protesters have been brutally beaten and detained. In the past days at least four people were beaten and detained in Iranshahr by Intelligence police. In Shuru, a village near Zahedan, the capital of Sistan and Baluchestan, another three citizens were …

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Supreme Court Upholds Death Sentence for Juvenile Offender, Arman Abdolali

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – The Supreme Court has upheld Arman Abdolali’s qisas (retribution-in-kind) sentence for murder. Arman was under 18 years old at the time of the alleged murder. According state-run Shargh, Arman Abdolali is a juvenile offender who was arrested on murder charges in 2013. He confessed to the murder at the time of his arrest, but the body was …

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New Report Claims 3,000 Killed In Iran During ‘Bloody November’ In 2019

iranintl.com – A new report by Human Rights in Iran claims that in the “bloody November” of 2019 at least 3,000 protesters were killed by the Islamic Republic security forces from November 15 to 17, and nearly 20,000 arrested. The Human Rights in Iran website affiliated with the Mehr Center, in an earlier report published on December 2, 2019, had stated that …

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