Friday , 30 July 2021

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Four Iranian Intelligence Officials Charged In U.S. In Journalist Kidnap Plot

RFL/RE – Four Iranian nationals have been charged in New York City with conspiring to kidnap a U.S.-based journalist who has written about the Iranian government’s human rights abuses, the U.S. Justice Department said in a statement on July 13.The suspects are an Iranian intelligence officer and three alleged members of an Iranian intelligence network who allegedly conspired to kidnap the journalist …

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Iran: Shahin Mirkhani Executed on Drug-related Charges

Iran Human Rights (IHR)- Shahin Mirkhani, a prisoner on death row for drug-related charges, has been executed in Shirvan Prison (North Khorasan). 38 people, including one woman, have so far been executed on drug-related charges in 2021. According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, a male prisoner was executed in Shirvan Prison on Sunday, June 6. His identity has …

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Is Israel Behind a String of Explosions at Industrial Sites in Iran?

Iranwire – Last summer Iran was rocked by around 20 explosions and other serious incidents at various petrochemical, oil, electricity and other industrial installations. As officials scrambled to mitigate both the physical and PR damage, speculation over the cause was rife. Some of the incidents were specifically attributed to Israel-sponsored sabotage. Others were blamed on opposition groups, through such methods …

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Iran: Woman Hanged; Daughter Carried Out the Execution

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – Maryam (Massoumeh) Karimi who had been sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for the murder of her husband, has been executed in Rasht Central Prison after the victim’s “next of kin” refused to forgive her or accept diya (blood money) instead of retribution. According to informed sources, as next of kin, “her daughter carried out the execution of her mother.” Iran …

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Don’t Let Iran’s Human Rights Be Sacrificed At The Altar Of A Nuclear Deal

hoover.org – The Islamic Republic of Iran remains one of the world’s worst human right abusers: it has the highest executions per capita; it constantly crushes peaceful assembly and freedom of expression; and it harshly persecutes human rights defenders and civil society activists. From the perspective of the Iranian regime, what the West defines as Iran’s “human rights” problem is …

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Does Iran have a plan for a successor to Khamenei?

Al-Monitor -Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is 81 years old. For years now, a report every few months raises concern about his health. He has been described as “ailing” in many media reports, though there is no proof that the man who has been ruling Iran since 1989 is really in bad health. On Dec. 15, he made an appearance in front of cameras while …

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U.K. Citizen Sentenced For Attempting To Smuggle Industrial Equipment To Iran

RFL/RE – A U.K. citizen has been sentenced in Florida to two years and six months in federal prison for attempting to smuggle industrial equipment to Iran. Colin Fisher, 45, was arrested in August when he arrived in Florida from the United Arab Emirates to obtain power-generating equipment for a buyer in Iran, a statement from the U.S. attorney for …

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Iran’s Plan to Topple Arab Leaders

gatestoneinstitute.org – Hamas’s call on Moroccans to revolt against their leaders contradicts its own declared policy that it does not intervene in the internal affairs of the Arab countries. “Hamas does not meddle in the internal affairs of Arab and Muslim countries,” said senior Hamas official Salah Bardaweel. If true, why is Hamas denouncing Morocco’s decision to establish relations with …

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