Tuesday , 15 June 2021

Human rights

U.S. Names Russia, Iran Among Worst Abusers Of Religious Rights, Slams ‘Genocide’ Against Uyghurs In China

RFL/RE – The U.S. State Department has accused China of committing “genocide” against Muslim Uyghurs and other religious minorities in an annual report that also labeled Iran and Russia among the world’s worst offenders of religious freedom.U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken used the release of the State Department’s annual International Religious Freedom Report on May 12 to name and shame the …

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Move the “Genocide Olympics” Out of China

gatestoneinstitute.org – The letter’s signatories remind the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee and the International Olympic Committee of their charter commitments and international obligations pertaining to the 1948 UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment for Genocide. “At least one million of these victims are incarcerated in scores of concentration camps, some replete with crematoria, where they are being brainwashed, …

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Judiciary Says Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe “Should Thank the Islamic Republic”

Iranwire – Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe should be grateful to the Islamic Republic for its “benevolence” and “humanitarian actions,” the spokesman for the judiciary has said. The British-Iranian charity worker has been held in Iran for over five years. She spent the first four  in prison, and has been under house arrest since spring 2020. Authorities brought a new charge against her before …

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Official inattention, Covid-19 massacres selfless nurses in Iran

Iran-HRM – The spread of Covid-19 among nurses in Iran has become a disaster. Mohammad Sharifi Moghaddam, the General Director of the Nurse’s House, announced in April that at least 130 nurses in Iran have died of the virus so far. He said nurses were being “massacred” in hospitals due to the vaccine delay. Mohammad Sharifi Moghaddam said that since …

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China Is Targeting Muslim Women’s Birthrates: Report

dailycaller – Chinese government officials are targeting Xinjiang women’s birth rates through IUD’s, sterilizations, surveillance, and threats, multiple women told the New York Times.  “The women of Xinjiang are in danger,” one woman told the Times. “The government wants to replace our people.” “You become their toy,” another woman told the publication, describing how she was raped by multiple men …

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USCIRF Condemns Iran’s Crackdown on Baha’i Community

Shabtabnews – The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today condemned the Iranian government’s alarming escalation of persecution targeting Baha’is in Iran. In the past month, Iran’s government has raided Baha’i homes across the country and jailed more than 20 community members, including a woman recovering from chemotherapy. Iranian authorities also prevented Baha’is from burying deceased community members in a designated section of Khaveran cemetery until …

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RSF Blasts ‘Ridiculous’ Iranian Bill Banning U.S., British Journalists And Media

RFL/RE – Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is urging the Iranian parliament to reject a bill that it says would “help further erode Iran’s increasingly vulnerable press freedom” ahead of next month’s presidential election. In a statement on May 10, the Paris-based media-freedom watchdog says the proposed law would ban U.S. and British journalists from entering Iran and would ban the Iranian media …

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Dispatch from Abadan: The Plundering of a Christian Cemetery

Iranwire – The beautiful port city of Abadan, southwest Iran, was once a beacon of modernity in both Iran and the Middle East. Its history goes back to the Seleucid Empire in around 300BC, with its city’s name changing several times down the centuries before acquiring its present one – by degrees –  some time after the advent of Islam. …

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Anti-narcotic forces kill innocent child in Iran’s Baluchestan Province

Iran-HRM – Anti-narcotic forces kill innocent child in Iran’s Sistan and Baluchestan Province A five-year-old Baluch boy was killed during a police chase in the southeastern city of Iranshahr on May 10, 2021.Narcotics forces fatally shot a 5-year-old Baluch boy identified as Meisam Narouie. A short video of his lifeless body in the arms of his mother, who was crying …

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