Tuesday , 19 January 2021

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Islamic State Threatens Iran in New Video

VOA – The Islamic State group has issued a short new video in which it threatens the Islamic Republic of Iran and vows to destabilize the country with terrorist attacks. The video, released Tuesday, depicts a teenage boy in military uniform who directly looks at the camera and speaks Persian with a bold voice, threatening the regime. The teenager is introduced …

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Detained Opposition Leader Mehdi Karroubi Recovering From Emergency Medical Procedure

CHRI – Six Years Later, Karroubi Still Awaiting First Trial Former presidential candidate Mehdi Karroubi, under extrajudicial house arrest since 2011, is recovering in the hospital after undergoing an emergency medical procedure on July 26, 2017. “My father was taken into the operating room at 7 a.m. Wednesday morning and underwent a TIPS procedure that corrected the problem in his vein, …

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Prisoners’ Families Plead for Stays of Executions Until Vote on Potentially Life-Saving Amendment

CHRI – The families of prisoners facing imminent execution gathered in front of the judiciary’s headquarters in Tehran on July 26, 2017 to demand a halt to pending executions until Iran’s Parliament votes on a bill that would remove the death penalty for low-level drug-related convictions. Iraj Ghobadi and Kavous Maleki were transferred to solitary confinement in Parsilon Prison in Khorramabad, …

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Iran Shrugs Off US Demand for Release of Imprisoned Citizens

CHRI – Iranian Judiciary Chief Sadegh Larijani has responded to the Trump administration’s recent demand that Iran free imprisoned US citizens by demanding that the US free Iranians held in US prisons. The judicial official’s comments did not address the fact that US citizens who have been and are currently imprisoned in Iran have been sentenced in secret trials on vague …

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Updated: Telegram’s Efforts to Increase Download Speed in Iran Raises Questions

CHRI – Placement of Telegram CDNs in Iran Requires Increased Transparency June 27, 2017—In light of the decision by the messaging application Telegram to use closed content delivery networks (CDNs) —caching servers that allow faster delivery of multimedia data—in Iran, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) urges the company to ensure that the Islamic Republic does not use …

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