Tuesday , 10 December 2019

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Iran Says Ready For ‘Comprehensive’ Prisoner Swap With U.S.

RFL/RE – Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Tehran is ready for more prisoner exchanges with the United States, days after the two countries exchanged two of their detained nationals.“After getting our hostage back this week, fully ready for comprehensive prisoner exchange,” Zarif tweeted on December 9, adding: “The ball is in the [U.S.’s] court.” The December 7 prisoner exchange between …

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A Child, a Single Mom and a Bookseller: the Stories of those Killed in the Gasoline Protests of Iran

Radiozamaneh – Media and human rights organizations are still working on the documentation of cases of arrests, injuries and deaths of protesters who took to the streets in Iran after a hike in the price of gasoline was announced on 14 Nov 2019. The Islamic Republic of Iran has not been transparent about the death toll. Body count projects outside …

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IRAN: JOINT CSO LETTER URGING SUPPORT OF RESOLUTION A/C.3/74/L.27

Amnesty – Amnesty International issues a joint letter urging members of the United Nations General Assembly to support resolution A/C.3/74/L.27, adopted by the General Assembly’s Third Committee on 14 November 2019, when it comes for adoption by its plenary later this month. As the situation in Iran has been marked in recent weeks by another human rights crisis, in addition …

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Mother of Slain Protestor: “Why Did They Shoot at My Son’s Head?”

CHRI – “My son was only defending the rights of his people” The family of Pouya Bakhtiari, a 27-year-old man shot and killed by security forces in the Mehrshahr district of Karaj, west of the capital Tehran, on November 16, 2019, during the recent protests that gripped Iran, will seek justice through domestic and international channels, his mother told the Center …

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Interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour: Iranian Art in the Shadow of a Crackdown

Interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour: Iranian Art in the Shadow of a Crackdown CHRI – Violent state repression of protests in Iran is not unique, yet the lethal means government forces used to repress recent protests that broke out across dozens of cities reached new heights this year, resulting in at least 208 deaths between November 15, 2019, and December 2, according …

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