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Iran election heads to runoff; turnout numbers in dispute

VOA – None of the candidates for president proposed by the Iranian regime secured the necessary votes, the Ministry of Interior said Saturday. The top two vote-getters, Masoud Pezeshkian and Saeed Jalili, will advance to a runoff next Friday. The nationwide participation rate, as reported by contested data, stands at 40%, marking the lowest turnout in the history of the …

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Wall-Building Reaches Iran – All candidates are career government employees molded by the same ideology and committed to “total and absolute obedience” to the “Supreme Guide”. This time, we don’t even have the usual Punch-&-Judy show by “Reformists” and “Fundamentalists.” However, the campaign has thrown a grenade in Iranian political life by presenting immigration, in the words of Gen. Muhammad Baqer Qalibaf, …

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Iranian Authorities Cut Off Kurdish Death Row Inmate’s Family Contact

iranintl – The prison authorities have barred death row prisoner Reza Rasaei from receiving phone calls and family visits for the past week, according to Dadban, a group of pro-bono lawyers in Iran defending political prisoners. “The authorities of Dizel Abad prison in Kermanshah province have cut off Reza Rasaei’s contact with his family and have not given any explanation …

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Leaving Swedish Iranian on Death Row in Tehran: ‘Unconscionable’ Act

iranintl – Siamak Namazi, an Iranian-American businessman formerly imprisoned in Iran criticized Sweden’s recent prisoner swap with Iran, leaving behind Swedish-Iranian physician Ahmadreza Djalali on death row in Tehran. “I am a former hostage…I endured Evin, Iran’s most notorious jail, and can’t understand how Sweden can leave its citizen to die there,” Namazi wrote in an opinion piece for the Guardian on …

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IAEA: Iran Adds Half of New Enrichment Machines at Fordow Plant

iranintl – Iran has installed half of the advanced uranium-enriching machines it recently announced for its underground Fordow site, according to a UN nuclear watchdog report seen by Reuters. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) noted that the four new cascades have not yet begun enriching uranium. Two weeks ago, Tehran informed the IAEA of its plans to expand enrichment …

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