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Billionaire Iranian Football Sponsor On Trial For Financial Corruption

Radiofarda – The prosecutor in the corruption trial of a super-rich sponsor of major Iranian football (soccer) clubs, says one of the suspects in the case had opened 242 bank accounts within a day in his 8-year-old son’s name, Iranian news agencies reported. Hossein Hedayati an Iranian billionaire sponsor of football in court for corruption, , March 04, 2019. At …

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Soleimani Receives Iran’s Highest Military Medal From Khamenei

Radiofarda – IRGC Qods Force Commander Qassem Soleimani has received Iran’s most prestigious medal of honor, the Order of Zulfiqar. Fars news agency reported on Sunday March 10 that The Islamic Republic’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has awarded the medal but did not say when was Soleimani decorated. Soleimani is the first Iranian commander to receive the Order of …

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Activists Lambast Khamenei For Appointing Controversial Judge

Radiofarda – More than 100 Iranian civil and political activists have described the appointment of hardline cleric Ebrahim Raeesi as Iran’s Judiciary Chief a sign of Islamic Republic Leader Ali Khamenei’s obstinacy and lack of respect for public opinion. The activists characterized Khamenei’s behavior as “rewarding criminals, aggravating the sad condition of the family members of the victims” of mass …

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani arrives in Baghdad

Al-Arabia – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has arrived in Baghdad, Iraq’s government said on Monday, in an official visit aimed at shoring up Tehran’s influence in Iraq and expanding trade ties. With the visit, Iran aims to send a strong message that it retains its influence in much of the region despite US sanctions. Meanwhile, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad …

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Iranian Human Rights Lawyer Sotoudeh Gets Seven Years In Prison

RFL/RE – Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh has been sentenced to seven years in prison, local media report. A judge at Tehran’s Revolutionary Court told the semiofficial ISNA news agency on March 11 that the prominent human rights defender had been sentenced to five years for “colluding against the system” and two years for “insulting” Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali …

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