Tuesday , 22 January 2019

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Iran: Five Prisoners Executed On Drug Charges

IRAN HUMAN RIGHTS –  Five prisoners were hanged in the prison of Bandar Abbas (southern Iran), reported the official news website of the Iranian Judiciary. The prisoners who were identified as “H. Gh.”, “M. A.”, “H. J.”, “A. S.” and “A. M.” were charged with drug offences in different parts of the Hormozgan Province, and according to the report, 7639 …

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Overcoming Obstacles: Leila Vaziri & the Nine Female Olympians from Iran

Iranhumanrights.org – What does it take for a woman to overcome the challenges and make it to the Olympics? Watch world champion Leila Varizi in this video and join the Campaign in saluting the 9 Iranian women who made it to the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Targets 450 Social Media Users

VOA —The cyber-arm of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard says it has summoned, detained and warned some 450 administrators of social media groups in recent weeks. The announcement Tuesday, carried on a website affiliated with the Guard’s cyber arm, says those detained used social media like the messaging app Telegram, which is popular in Iran. The announcement says those detained or …

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What’s behind the Turkey-Iran tango?

Al-monitor – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif’s surprise Aug. 12 visit to Turkey may always be remembered in Ankara, as well as in Tehran, for having opened a new chapter in regional cooperation between the two neighbors. The visit was the first by an Iranian official since the failed July 15 coup to overthrow Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. …

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Elderly Pro-Democracy Activist Sentenced to Four Years in Prison

Iranhumanrights.org – The four-year prison sentence handed down to imprisoned author and peaceful political activist Kourosh Zaim has no legal basis and the 77-year-old should be immediately released because of his advanced age, his lawyer Giti Pourfazel told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. “This sentence, which was issued while he was imprisoned, seems to be the enforcement …

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