Saturday , 20 August 2022

Social and Political

Why Baluchi Children are Being Robbed of an Education

Iranwire – By most agreed international measures, the province of Sistan and Baluchistan is one of Iran’s poorest and most deprived. The impact of this on how children experience their formative years has been the subject of repeated coverage over the years. Less attention, however, has been paid to the state of education in the province. A large proportion of school-age children …

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Iranian negotiators in Vienna as questions remain over IRGC delisting

Al-Monitor – Iranian negotiators landed in the Austrian capital Vienna for a new round of indirect talks with their US counterparts to try to restore the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). The talks are also attended by representatives from other JCPOA parties, namely Russia, China, the United Kingdom, France and Germany. Iran’s chief negotiator, Ali Bagheri Kani, held …

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Iran’s top negotiator meets EU’s Mora in Vienna: Report

Al-Arabia 0 Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator on Thursday met the European Union’s Enrique Mora, who coordinates indirect talks between Tehran and Washington on reinstating Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, Iranian state media reported. Both Tehran and Washington have played down the prospect of a breakthrough in the talks, which were suspended in March over several remaining thorny issues. …

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Fears Mount for Missing as Iran Flooding Death Toll Reaches 90

Iranwire – At least 95 people have been killed in floods that swept Iran over the past week, according to the country’s Forensic Medicine Organization. Some 25 Iranian provinces have been affected by the heavy rains that led to severe flash-flooding, landslides and mudslides. Search and rescue teams from the Iranian Red Crescent are active in 661 separate locations. Around 20,000 homes …

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Two Men and a Woman at Imminent Risk of Eye Gouging in Iran

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO) – The cases of two men and a woman who have been sentenced to have their eyes gouged out as qisas (retribution-in-kind), have been sent for implementation in Tehran. According to a report published Shahrvand Online website on August 1, the cases of two men and a woman who have been sentenced to have their eyes gouged out …

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EU: Last-Ditch Effort to Salvage Iran Nuclear Deal

gatestoneinstitute.org – The European Union has presented Iran with a new draft text that aims to revive the 2015 nuclear deal. The document, which has not been made public, presumably offers additional concessions to coax Tehran into rejoining the agreement. In May 2022, for instance, Iran reached a new dangerous and destabilizing threshold: its stockpile of uranium enriched to 60% …

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Iran: They are shooting brazenly: Iran’s militarized response to May 2022 protests

amnesty.org – This research briefing documents how Iranian security forces used unlawful force, including live ammunition, birdshot, teargas and watercannon, to crush largely peaceful protests that erupted in the southwest of Iran in May 2022. The briefing reiterates the need for the UN Human Rights Council to establish an independent investigative and accountability mechanism to collect, consolidate, preserve, and analyze …

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Iran whistleblower faces two-year jail term for publishing false info

Al-Arabia – An Iranian whistleblower who published damaging revelations about the family of the speaker of parliament in April has been sentenced to two years’ jail for publishing false information, Iranian media reported Wednesday. In April, Vahid Ashtari revealed on Twitter that the family of conservative speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf had been stocking up on baby products abroad as millions …

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