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Iran Executes Woman After 6 Years on Death Row

Iran-HRM – A young woman was executed on August 2, 2020, in the Central Prison of Mashhad, the state-run media reported today. The woman identified only by her first name, Mehri, had already served six years on the death row. According to the state-run Khorasan daily the executed woman was accused of murdering her husband. With this execution, the total …

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Fire at Iranian industrial site adds to wave of mysterious explosions

Al-Monitor – A fire erupted at an Iranian industrial facility this morning, state TV reported, marking the latest in a wave of unexplained blasts at civilian and military sites across the country.  “The fire broke out at the industrial area of the Jajrud district in the Pardis county this morning. … There were no casualties. … Firefighters are trying to contain …

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Iran women’s podcast gives voice to victims of abuse

BBC – Maryam’s voice trembles as she tells what happened when her husband attacked her in public. “People’s reaction was like it was normal to see a man beating his wife. There’s no law, there are no safe houses, and even the police can’t do much. Some families also act like they’re so modern and they say, ‘Oh it’s a …

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First Person: Turning ‘apathetic people into climate activists’; a young person’s view

news.un.org – An 18-year-old environmental campaigner from the United States has told UN News how she wants to “turn apathetic people into climate activists”. Sophia Kianni, whose family originally comes from Iran, is one of seven young people from across the world who have been selected to participate in the UN Secretary-General’s Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change. The group …

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Ambassador Visited Jailed British-Australian Academic In Notorious Iran Prison

Radiofarda – In a statement on Tuesday, the Australian Department for Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) said Ambassador Lyndall Sachs had been allowed to visit jailed academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert at Tehran’s notorious Qarchak prison on Sunday and found that she is well. “Dr. Moore-Gilbert is well and has access to food, medical facilities and books,” the DFAT statement said. “We …

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