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Agents Interrupt Labor Activist’s Dialysis Treatment to Transport Him to Prison

CHRI – Labor activist Mahmoud Salehi was detained by security agents on October 28, 2017, while undergoing dialysis at a hospital in the city of Saqqez, in Iran’s Kurdistan Province. His son, Samerand Salehi, informed the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) that his father, who has no kidneys, was detained without receiving a summons to begin serving a one-year …

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Judge Refuses to Order Psychological Evaluation That Could Save Man Sentenced to Death as Minor

CHRI – A judge in Iran is refusing to order a psychological evaluation to determine the maturity level of Mohammad Reza Haddadi in 2003, the year he allegedly committed murder at the age of 15. CHRI – A judge in Iran is refusing to order a psychological evaluation to determine the maturity level of Mohammad Reza Haddadi in 2003, the year he allegedly committed …

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Iranian VP tainted by brother’s corruption charges

Al-Monitor – Following his candidacy in the May presidential elections, First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri has appeared as a capable and likely candidate for the Reformists in Iran’s next contest in 2021. However, the recent detention of his brother over allegations of corruption may have thrown some obstacles in his path. Reports about the arrest of the vice president’s younger brother, Mahdi Jahangiri, first surfaced on …

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IRGC commander rules out war between Iran, US

Al-Monitor – Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari, commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), called war between Iran and the United States an impossibility. Speaking at the “World Without Terror” conference Oct. 31 in Tehran, Jafari said, “There is no doubt that a military confrontation between Iran and the United States is impossible, because they are extremely afraid of the consequences of this war. They are certain they will …

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INTERVIEW-Oscar-nominated Iranian director challenges Trump to watch her film

Reuters – Iran’s first Oscar-nominated female director has challenged President Donald Trump to watch her film to see if its portrayal of ordinary Iranians’ experience of war and revolution will change his views of her country. By Parisa Hafezi The U.S. president has called Iran a “terrorist nation” for involvement in conflicts in the Middle East, and derided an international deal …

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