Wednesday , 13 December 2017

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Security Forces Block Annual Ceremony to Commemorate “Chain Murders” Victims

CHRI – Security forces prevented a gathering near Tehran marking the 19th anniversary of a series of murders and disappearances by the Intelligence Ministry of dissidents in the 1990s known as the “chain murders.” The Writers Association of Iran (WAI) issued a statement on December 7, 2017, hours after many of its members and supporters were prevented from entering Imamzadeh …

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Supreme Court Upholds Swedish Resident Ahmedreza Djalali’s Death Sentence

CHRI – Iran’s Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence issued against Iranian-born Swedish resident Ahmadreza Djalali, who has been imprisoned in Tehran since April 2016 after being arrested by the Intelligence Ministry. Djalali’s wife, Vida Mehran-nia, told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) that her husband’s main lawyer was told the Supreme Court’s decision in court on …

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Ahmadinejad moves to target influential Iranian political family

Al-Monitor – Once again, Iran’s former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has made headlines following his controversial remarks targeting judiciary chief Ayatollah Sadegh Amoli Larijani and his brother, parliament Speaker Ali Larijani. The war of words illustrates yet again Ahmadinejad’s typical strategy, which is to attack influential political families to gain more popularity with the public. Thus, his latest attacks on the …

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What was on the agenda for British foreign secretary’s Iran visit?

Al-Monitor – Britain’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson visited Iran on Dec. 10. Ahead of the trip, Johnson said that he would address British concerns over the imprisonment of dual national Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who was arrested and sentenced in 2016 to five years in prison. Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who is employed by Thomson Reuters Foundation, was charged with plotting to overthrow the Iranian …

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Nine Iranian mountain climbers killed by avalanche

PayvandNews – Nine Iranian climbers were fatally buried by an avalanche on Oshtoran Kooh Mountain, in the country’s west on Friday. The climbers were among a group of 15 men and women from the city of Mashhad and a local guide who were trapped by the avalanche on Thursday. source: Haft-e Sobh daily They were heading back from Oshtoran Kooh, one of …

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