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Report: 400 Years Imprisonment and 787 Lashes for Iran Rights Defenders

Iran Human Rights (IHR)- New IHR report profiles 53 human rights defenders, who have collectively been sentenced to nearly 400 years of imprisonment and 787 lashes. The situation of Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) in Iran is more grave today than it has been the last three decades. The Iran Human Rights Defenders Report 2019-2020 provides a brief account on the …

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Iranian plane sanctioned by US lands in Venezuela

Al-Monitor- A cargo plane belonging to an Iranian airline sanctioned by the United States landed in Venezuela on Tuesday. It is not clear what the plane brought amid continued US pressure on both Iran and its South American ally. The Qeshm Fars Air flight landed in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, from Iran, the Venezuelan opposition politician Jose Manuel Olivares said …

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Iran-Backed Militia Behind Irbil Rocket Attack, Says Iraqi Kurdish Security Agency

RFL/RE – A suspected Iran-backed militia launched at least six rockets near U.S. troops stationed at Irbil airport in the semiautonomous Kurdistan Region of Iraq.Iraqi Kurdistan’s counterterrorism service blamed the September 30 attack on the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), an Iraqi state paramilitary organization dominated by Iran-backed groups.“Six rockets were launched from the borders of the Sheikh Amir village in …

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Khamenei’s Close Ally Shariatmadari Blasts Grand Ayatollah Sistani

Radiofarda – Iraq’s top cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani is facing criticism for his comments during a meeting with the UN Secretary-General’s representative for Iraqi affairs. The editor-in-chief of the Tehran daily Kayhan, Hossein Shariatmadari, blasted Sistani’s remarks for allegedly being beneath his position and honorable status. In a meeting on September 22, with the UN Secretary General’s Special Representative …

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Olympics should say Iran is ‘no longer welcome’ after Afkari execution: US official

Al-Arabia – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) should tell Iran it is “no longer welcome” after the execution of Iranian star wrestler Navid Afkari, US former acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell said in a podcast. Afkari was executed in Iran September 12 and his death sparked outrage and underscored widespread human rights abuses in Iran. “I would like to …

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U.N. Human Rights Council Condemns Situation In Iran

Radiofarda – The 47 countries present at this week’s United Nations Human Rights Council meeting condemned the sudden execution of the young Iranian wrestler, Navid Afkari, also demanding the release of Nasrin Sotoudeh and Narges Mohammadi and an end to the repeated violations of human rights in Iran. In a joint statement, read by the German representative to the UN …

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Relocation of Arab Political Prisoners Raises Concern About Secret Execution

Iran-HRM – Four Arab political prisoners have been transferred to an undisclosed location from Sheiban Prison in Ahwaz, in the southwest province of Khuzestan. On Thursday, September 17, Ali Motiri, Ali Khasraji, 27, Hossein Silavi, 31, and Ali Mojadam, 39, were transferred from Sheyban prison to an unknown location. The death sentences for Motiri, Khasraji and Silavi have already been confirmed …

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Iran reportedly loading Venezuelan oil for sale abroad

Al-Monitor – An Iranian fuel tanker has reportedly reached Venezuela and is loading the South American country’s oil for sale abroad, despite continued US efforts to stop such transfers. The Iran-flagged vessel Honey is currently docked in Venezuela, the financial news outlet Bloomberg reported on Tuesday. It is loading Venezuelan crude oil to be sold in Asia. Last week, the ship, which …

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