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IRAN: INTERNET SHUTDOWNS CURB PROTESTS AND CONCEAL HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS IN SISTAN AND BALUCHISTAN

Amnesty – The near total Internet shutdowns began as protests got underway on Tuesday, 23 February 2021 after reports and videos surfaced indicating that the Islamic Republic Revolutionary Guards Corps had opened fire with live ammunition at a group of unarmed civilian fuel porters near the border city of Saravan in Sistan and Baluchistan province, killing at least 10 people …

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Prisoner Hamed Mostafaei Executed in Arak

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – IHR previously reported the execution of Ahmad Araji in Arak. New information reveals that another prisoner, Hamed Mostafaei, was also executed on drug-related charges in Arak Central Prison that day. Iran Human Rights had previously reported the execution of Ahmad Araji, who was sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) on murder charges on February 26, at Arak Central Prison. Newly obtained …

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Prisoner Fatah Hosseini Executed in Noshahr Prison

Iran Human Rights (IHR) –  A prisoner sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder has been executed in Noshahr Prison. According to Iran Human Rights, a male prisoner was executed in the early hours of March 2, in Arak Central Prison. The prisoner whose identity has been established as Fatah Hosseini, had been sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) on murder charges. According to informed sources, Fatah …

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Ahmadreza Djalali: 100 Days of Solitary on Death Row

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – Dr Ahmadreza Djalali, a Swedish-Iranian scientist on death row in Evin Prison, has spent 100 days in solitary confinement, and only permitted one family visit in that period. According to Iran Human Rights, political prisoner, Ahmadreza Djalali was transferred to the solitary confinement cells of Ward 209, where he has been deprived of his basic …

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Republicans challenge Biden’s Pentagon policy nominee on Iran

Al-Monitor – Republican lawmakers on Thursday dug into Colin Kahl, President Joe Biden’s pick to become the Pentagon’s top policy official — a role akin to the defense secretary’s right-hand with responsibility in broad swaths of US national security policy. It was the second contentious nomination hearing in two days as Republicans jockey for leverage in opposition to the White House’s plans to reenter …

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