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Iran Cleric Receives Jail Sentence

VOA – The son of a late Iran revolutionary was sentenced Sunday to six years in prison. Ahmad Montazeri, 60, whose father is Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri, was convicted by Iran’s Special Clerical Court in the holy city of Qom after “acting against the national security [and] releasing a classified audio file,” the ISNA news agency reported. Reports say …

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Iran Considers Naval Bases in Yemen, Syria

VOA – Iran’s chief of staff of the armed forces said Saturday that Tehran may be interested in setting up naval bases in both Syria and Yemen, the semi-official Tasnim reported. The report by Tasnim, close to military, quoted Gen. Mohammad Hossein Bagheri as saying, “Maybe, at some point we will need bases on the shores of Yemen and Syria.” …

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Iran authorities detain 3 railroad staff over deadly train collision

FOX – Iran’s judiciary is saying authorities have detained three employees of the state railroad company over Friday’s train collision, which killed 45 people. Train collision in Iran leaves at least 36 dead, state TV says Iran state TV: Train collision kills 5; 20 reported injured The Saturday report by Mizanonline.ir, the judiciary news website, says authorities are continuing to …

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Will Trump play into the hands of Iranian hardliners?

aljazeera – The ultra right-wing team selected by the US President-elect Donald Trump will probably match the aspirations of the hardline leadership in Iran. The Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, his loyal array of hardline advisers, officials in the Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), his allies in the judiciary and in the security apparatus have all been waiting for this moment …

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Iran: Further Information: Youth arrested in his teens at risk of execution: Himan Uraminejad

Amnesty – Himan Uraminejad has been warned by prison officials that he is at risk of execution as Iran’s Head of Judiciary has approved the implementation of his death sentence. He has been on death row since 2012 for a crime committed when he was 17 years old. View report in English: https://www.amnesty.org/download/Documents/MDE1352172016ENGLISH.pdf

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