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Female Political Prisoners To Serve Additional Two Years For “Insulting” Supreme Leader

CHRI – Imprisoned civil rights activist Atena Daemi and recently released political prisoner Golrokh Iraee Ebrahimi were informed that they must serve an additional 2.1 years in prison now that the Tehran Appeals Court upheld a joint sentence against them under the charges of “insulting the supreme leader” and “propaganda against the state.” Daemi’s mother, Masoumeh Nemati, told the Center for Human Rights in …

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Is hard-line Ayatollah Larijani facing the beginning of his end?

Al-Monitor – When Ayatollah Sadegh Amoli Larijani, a former chairman of Iran’s judiciary, came under political fire recently, he reacted with an over-the-top outburst that could endanger his future and that of his highly influential family. When Larijani was appointed judiciary chief in 2009 — a position he held until December 2018 — many considered him a strong candidate to eventually become supreme leader. But his standing has …

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‘Coup 53’: Film Review | Telluride 2019

hollywoodreporter – Taghi Amirani’s deeply researched documentary focuses on the crucial 1953 Anglo-American-engineered regime change in Iran. Arguably one of the most consequential but little-discussed foreign policy decisions of the post-World War II era is enthrallingly dissected in Coup 53. People under 40 or so generally know something about Vietnam, the crumbling of the Soviet Union and European communism and the fallout …

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Trump Tells Macron Sanctions On Iran Not To Be Lifted At This Time

Radiofarda – U.S. President Donald Trump has reiterated that “dropping sanctions against Iran is not going to happen at this time.” Trump made the remark during a telephone conversation with his French Counterpart President Emmanuel Macron, Special assistant to the President of and white House deputy press secretary Judd Deere tweeted on Thursday August 5. Deere added that the two …

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Iran Executes 38 People In August – Report

Radiofarda – A Norway-based Iranian human rights organization reports that 38 people were executed in Iran in August, double the rate in the same period last year. Iran Human Rights (IHR) says based on information it has collected 32 of those executed were convicted of first-degree murder, six were hanged for major narcotics and drug trafficking convictions. Two prisoners were …

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