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Iran’s Political Prisoners Are Dying Due to Denial of Medical Care

CHRI —The death of prisoner of conscience Behnam Mahjoubi, who died on February 21, 2021, after untreated medical conditions that included serious neurological issues, reflects the continued crisis in Iran’s prisons, where prisoners, especially prisoners of conscience and political prisoners, are denied proper medical treatment. “Many prisoners in Iran are in desperate need of medical treatment and more will die without …

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Iran security forces fire tear gas to disperse protesters in Saravan

Iran-HRM – Iranian security forces fired tear gas on Tuesday to disperse demonstrators gathered in the southeastern city of Saravan, witnesses told Iran HRM, and there was a heavy presence of forces in the city. Videos posted on social media from inside Iran showed the state security forces using tear gas and bullets to disperse angry locals who are protesting …

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IRAN: BRITISH-IRANIAN LABOUR ACTIVIST DETAINED: MEHRAN RAOOF

Amnesty – Mehran Raoof, a British-Iranian national and a labour rights activist, is being arbitrarily detained in Tehran’s Evin prison. Revolutionary Guards agents arrested him on 16 October 2020. He is being held in prolonged solitary confinement, in violation of the absolute prohibition of torture and other ill-treatment. He is a prisoner of conscience and must be immediately and unconditionally …

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IHR Condemns the Killing of Baluch Minorities and Warns of Impending Bloody Crackdown

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – Iran Human Rights condemns the killing of Baluch citizens and warns of the impending bloody crackdown. IHR Director, Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam said: “Having sparked public outrage by executing more than 20 Baluchis in the past two months, the Islamic Republic of Iran is now progressing towards a more bloody crackdown by shooting and killing Baluchis making …

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Iran begins restricting short-notice nuclear inspections

Al-Monitor – Iran has begun restricting inspections of its nuclear facilities by the global atomic watchdog, the Iranian foreign minister said Tuesday.  A law passed by Iran’s hard-liner-dominated parliament in December called for stopping the country’s voluntary implementation of the Additional Protocol, which grants the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) short-notice access to Iran’s nuclear facilities and suspected sites. Lawmakers …

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