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EU, UK sanction Iran, Taliban entities on International Women’s Day

Al-Monitor — British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly announced a new package of sanctions against human rights violators Wednesday, targeting those who harm women and girls in Iran, Syria, Afghanistan and other countries.  The Iranian entity sanctioned by the British government is the Headquarters for Enjoining Right and Forbidding Evil in Iran, a special government apparatus tasked to enforce “morality standards”. Its chief Seyyed …

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US issues new Iran sanctions over violence against women, girls

Al-Monitor — The Biden administration imposed sanctions Wednesday on several Iranian officials and entities it said were linked to serious human rights abuses against women and girls.  Since widespread anti-government protests erupted in Iran over the Sept. 16 death in morality police custody of 22-year-old Iranian Kurdish woman Mahsa Amini, the administration has issued 10 rounds of sanctions tied to the regime’s …

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The Farda Briefing: The Crisis Over The Schoolgirl Illnesses Some Are Calling ‘Poisonings’

RFL/RE – Several thousand schoolgirls have reportedly fallen sick in Iran in recent months amid claims by some officials that they were poisoned. The authorities appeared to ignore reports of suspected poisonings that first emerged in November. But they have come under mounting public pressure to respond amid a surge in cases in recent weeks. On March 7, the authorities …

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Iran Charges Several Media Outlets As More Than 5,000 Students Fall Ill

RFL/RE – Iran’s judiciary has made its first arrests in what some officials have called a series of “poisonings” that have left more than 5,000 students, mainly schoolgirls, around the country ill. The Interior Ministry said on March 7 that “several people” across six provinces had been detainedunder suspicion of making “hazardous substances” that may be connected with the wave of …

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German Foreign Minister Calls On Iran To Halt Attacks On Iraqi Territory

RFL/RE – On a visit to Baghdad, German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock called on Iran to cease its missile attacks on Iraqi territory. “The Iranian regime shows with its missile attacks that it not only represses its own population with recklessness and brutality, but is apparently prepared to jeopardize lives and stability in the entire region to maintain power,” Baerbock …

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