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Ex-Vice President Criticizes Iran’s Judiciary, Treatment Of Inmates

RFL/RE – Former Vice President Hamid Baghaei has criticized Iran’s judiciary and the treatment of prisoners following his release on bail. “Go and see what’s happening in our prisons,” Baghaei, who is accused of corruption, said after his release late on July 26. “There was one person in my cell. He was in there for 13 months without even …

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US slams ‘provocative’ Iran satellite-launch rocket test

Al-Arabia – The United States on Thursday hit out at Iran over its test of a satellite-launch rocket, saying it appeared to be a violation of UN Security Council resolutions and an act that undermined regional stability . “We consider that to be continued ballistic missile development,” State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert told reporters. “We consider this to be provocative action.” …

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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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