Saturday , 24 August 2019

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Iran’s IRGC Continues Arbitrary Killing of Kurdish Porters

Iran-HRM – According to Iranian human rights sources,during the past weeks the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) have opened fire on porters, killing and wounding dozens in Iran’s border areas. The state security forces on Saturday, August 19, opened fire on a group of porters (load carriers), killing a young man identified as Reza Ebrahimi and wounding another. In another repressive measure, …

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Iranian Photojournalist’s Whereabouts Unknown More Than A Week After Arrest

RFL/RE – The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has urged the Iranian authorities to immediately release Nooshin Jafari, a photojournalist and culture reporter who was detained 10 days ago on unspecified charges. Iranian photojournalist Nooshin Jafari was arrested in Tehran on August 3. (file photo) “It is outrageous for Iran to hold a journalist in an unknown location, for no …

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U.S. Sanctions Lead To Severe Drop In Iran Trade With Germany

RFL/RE – Falling trade between Germany and Iran indicate that stinging U.S. sanctions are affecting the commercial preferences of countries when deciding on whether to conduct business with Tehran.German exports to Iran fell by 48 percent to $759 million in the first six months of this year, Reuters reported, indicating that certain companies are trying not to vex the United …

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Kurdish-Iranian Detained On Australia’s Manus Island Wins Biography Prize

RFL/RE – Behrouz Boochani, a Kurdish-Iranian who has been held in an Australian detention center for asylum seekers for six years, has won another literary prize for his autobiography. Behrouz Boochani (center right) Boochani won the Australian 2019 National Biography Award for his book No Friend But The Mountains, organizers at the State Library of New South Wales announced on …

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Amnesty – Critically ill prisoner of conscience and human right defender Arash Sadeghi is being tortured through the intentional and purposeful denial of his access to cancer treatment, causing him severe pain and suffering. A serious post-operation infection has developed in his right arm due to lack of care in prison, leaving it swollen, paralysed and without sensation. He has …

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