Sunday , 24 October 2021

Social and Political

Iran Set To Execute Man Who Was A Minor At Time Of Offense

RFL/RE – A man arrested for murder when he was 17 is set to be executed in Iran on October 16 despite efforts by human rights groups to persuade Tehran not to carry out the execution. The execution of Arman Abdolali was postponed earlier this week, but Amnesty International said at the time that he remained in “imminent danger of …

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‘Threatened With Death And Rape’: Iranian Activist Back Behind Bars After Exposing Prisoner Abuse

RFL/RE – Since she was first jailed in 2018 for covering labor strikes at a local sugar factory, journalist and activist Sepideh Gholian has become somewhat of an expert at exposing the torture tactics she has witnessed in prisons throughout Iran. Now the 26-year-old’s experiences, drawn from her incarceration at detention facilities and four notorious penitentiaries around the country, has …

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Iranian Journalist in Canada: Security Agencies Used My Father as Bait

Iranwire – In the past few years, many Iranian journalists working for foreign media outlets have reported threats and intimidation to themselves and their families by the Islamic Republic. In the latest instance, a journalist with Radio Farda living in Toronto, Canada has revealed an open attempt by the security agencies’ attempts to lure him back to Iran. Behrang Rahbari described the …

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Facebook Takes Down Another Batch of ‘Unsophisticated’ IRGC Accounts

Iranwire – An Iranian cyber-network linked to the IRGC has been pulled from Facebook for posting content encouraging Iranians to “praise the military and criticize opposing factions”. In its latest report on coordinated inauthentic behavior (CIB), the social media giant said it had removed some 93 accounts, 14 pages, 15 groups and 194 Instagram accounts in September that were targeting domestic audiences, …

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791 babies born to 10-14 year old Iranian child mothers in past six months

Iran-HRM – Iran’s National Organization for Civil Registration said about 791 babies were born to child mothers aged 10-14 in the last six months.According to the state-run ISNA news agency, this statistic is related to the period between March 21, 2017 to October 7, 2010. Sistan and Baluchestan province has the highest number of the Iranian child mothers with 248 …

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Kurd border porter killed in by security forces in northwest Iran

Iran-HRM – Iran’s security forces shot and killed a Kurdish man in a mountainous border region where he was working as a porter. Security forces in Sardasht, west Iran shot and killed Zhian Alipour a Kurd border porter on October 14. He was shot at close range in the back by military forces in a base in Sardasht. The slain …

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Tehran Police ‘Disciplined’ Over Violent Arrest Video

Iranwire – Two Tehran police officers have been subjected to disciplinary action after a video of them subjecting a woman to excessive force during an arrest was posted online. The clip shared on Thursday showed the two officers, one male and one female, shoving a screaming woman into a waiting van with such force that her head hit the body of the …

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Unnamed Political Prisoners in Iran: The Silent Majority

Iranwire – The stories of many prominent Iranian political prisoners, from civil and human rights activists to lawyers and journalists, are well-known and updates on their cases regularly make the international news. But they’re not the only ones. Ordinary citizens who have also taken to the streets – or to social media – to voice dissent have also been deprived of …

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Official Cause of Death for Shahin Naseri, Witness to Navid Afkari’s Torture, Lacks All Credibility

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO) – The spokesperson for the Islamic Republic’s Judiciary has declared Shahin Naseri’s cause of death as drug poisoning without any communication being made with his family. Reaffirming that the Prisons Organisation, the Judiciary and the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic are directly responsible for Shahin Naseri’s death, Iran Human Rights repeats its call for an independent …

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