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Husband: Iran Denying Jailed Hunger Striker Hospital Treatment Out of Malice

VOA – The husband of a jailed Iranian human rights lawyer suffering health complications from a recent hunger strike this week denounced Iran’s government for not allowing his wife to seek immediate medical treatment outside of prison. Speaking to VOA Persian in a Tuesday interview from Tehran, Reza Khandan accused Iranian judiciary officials of acting stubbornly by not responding to …

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Terror Campaigns in the Streets to Fend Off Inevitable Public Protests

Iran-HRM – The clerical regime has stepped up its repressive measures and terror campaigns across the country fearing the volatile state of Iranian society. As the society gets poorer every day, deprived of the minimum resources to deal with the deadly coronavirus, outbreak of angry protests is very likely. The Iranian Judiciary, Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), the State Security …

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IRAN: ACTIVIST’S SENTENCE INCREASED TO 15 YEARS: ABBAS LESANI

Amnesty – Azerbaijani Turkic activist, Abbas Lesani, arbitrarily imprisoned in Ardabil prison, Ardabil province, was sentenced to 15 years in prison by an appeal court after a grossly unfair trial. The appeal proceedings were presided over by a judge who had filed the charges against him in his previous capacity as prosecutor. In July 2020, the Supreme Court rejected his …

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Iran’s Next Move: Arms Transfers to South America?

gatestoneinstitute.org – In August, [Colombia’s] President Ivan Duque… claimed that the Nicolás Maduro regime in Venezuela is looking to acquire medium-to-long-range missiles from the Islamic Republic of Iran. For two decades, Iran has built a covert procurement and acquisition network in Latin America through joint military projects with Venezuela. The network is seemingly aimed at acquiring prohibited parts, minerals, metals, …

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Rouhani celebrates end of Iran arms embargo

Al-Monitor – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani exulted Oct. 14 over a soon-to-come moment of triumph as a UN arms embargo on his country is set to expire Oct. 18. “Thanks to the nation’s resistance and our diplomats’ efforts, and despite America’s push in the past four years, this unjust embargo is to be lifted,” he said of the removal, which has been made legally …

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