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Previously Imprisoned Human Rights Lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh Refuses to Appear in Court

CHRI – “I know I will not be treated fairly by the judiciary.” A prominent Iranian lawyer who was previously imprisoned for her peaceful defense of human rights has refused to comply with a summons by the Revolutionary Court in Evin Prison because “I know I will not be fairly treated,” she told the Center for Human Rights in Iran …

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Political Prisoners Transferred to Prison in Northwestern Iran After Being Beaten by Rajaee Shahr Guards

CHRI – “It’s always the prisoner who gets punished, not the guard.” Three political prisoners serving life sentences have been transferred from Rajaee Shahr Prison in Karaj, west of Tehran, to Orumiyeh Central Prison in West Azerbaijan Province, 444 miles away, without a court order. The Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) has learned that Mohammad Nazari, Khalid Fereydouni, …

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Saudi Arabia seeks to turn back clock on Iran

Al-Monitor – The abrupt resignation of Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri during a trip to Saudi Arabia earlier this month and the events surrounding his presence in Riyadh appear to have increased Iran-Saudi tensions and brought to the fore the possibility of a new military confrontation in the region. The recent developments come just over one year after the deal …

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Khamenei adviser apologizes for cursing Rouhani VP

Al-Monitor – When Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, makes public appearances, there are often two individuals trailing close behind him: the white-turbaned Ayatollah Mohammad Mohammadi Golpayegani, head of the Office of the Supreme Leader, and the balding Vahid Haghanian, a towering, plump man partial to multipocketed raincoats. Haghanian’s official title is deputy for special affairs for the Office of …

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New Crisis Looms Over Iran’s Earthquake-Hit Areas

Radio Farda – More than a week after a 7.3-magnitude earthquake hit western Iran, icy rains are expected as many survivors still face a shortage of aid supplies such as heating appliances, tents, and plastic covers.  “The situation in earthquake-hit areas needs attention; otherwise, we are going to face a disaster worse that the earthquake itself,” Farhad Tajari, a member …

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