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Mass Sentencing of Labor Activists, Journalists Prelude to Reign of Repression Under New Judiciary Chief

CHRI —Less than a year after workers’ rights activists in southwestern Iran publicized evidence that Intelligence Ministry agents had tortured detainees, those same activists and four independent journalists who covered their cases have been sentenced to lengthy prison terms. “The sentences are an indicator that newly appointed Judiciary Chief Ehrabim Raisi intends to prolong his predecessor’s reign of repression by punishing peaceful …

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UN nuclear watchdog confirms Iran installing advanced centrifuges

Al-Monitor – As part of its efforts to pressure to Europe to secure financial transactions for sale of its oil in order to evade US sanctions, Iran has taken the third step of incrementally reducing its commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council. The agreement is also known as the Joint Comprehensive …

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Iran Basketball return to the Olympics for the first time since 2008

PayvandNews – Iran national basketball team advanced to the 2020 Olympic Games after beating the Philippines in the 2019 FIBA World Cup classification round on Sunday. FIBA✔@FIBA @IranBasketball return to the @Olympics for the first time since 2008 in Beijing! #Tokyo2020 … 1682:10 AM – Sep 9, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy46 people are talking about this In the match …

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Outcry Leads To ‘Review’ Of Harsh Sentences Against Iran Labor Activists

Radiofarda – Iran’s Minister of Cooperatives, Labor and Social Welfare has praised as “timely” the decision of the country’s chief judge to look into unusually harsh sentences announced last week against several labor activists. Ebrahim Raeesi the head of Iran’s conservative Judiciary has personally stepped in and ordered a review of jail terms as high as 20 years for labor …

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Pompeo Says Trump Willing To Meet Iran’s Rouhani ‘With No Precondition’

Radiofarda – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said President Donald Trump is willing to meet with the Islamic Republic President Hassan Rouhani “with no pre-condition”. In an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos Pompeo defended Trump’s decision to pull out of the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran and insisted that since that decision and the reimposition of U.S. sanctions …

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