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IRAN: IRANIAN TEENAGER AT RISK OF EXECUTION: DANIAL ZEINOLABEDINI

Amnesty – Danial Zeinolabedini, an 18-year-old imprisoned in Mahabad prison, West Azerbaijan province, is at risk of execution. He was sentenced to death in June 2018 after an unfair trial in which he was convicted of a murder that took place when he was 17 years old. His execution would be a grave violation of international law. View report in …

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Iran: Five to Ten Prisoners Scheduled to Be Executed at Rajai-Shahr Prison

Iran Human Rights – At least five death-row prisoners were transferred to the solitary confinement of Rajai-Shahr Prison on Sunday. Some sources say the real number of the transferred prisoners is two times more. According to IHR sources, on the morning of Sunday, June 16, at least five prisoners were transferred to the solitary confinement of Rajai-Shahr prison in the …

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Iran’s Parliament Approves Severe Punishments for Acid Attacks, Fails to Restrict Sales

CHRI – The Iranian Parliament has approved a bill that if enacted into law would allow courts to impose severe punishments including the death penalty against individuals convicted of acid attacks. But activists and some reformist members of Parliament argue that the government should be focused on restricting the availability of the corrosive substances that are being used to disfigure …

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Iran’s Reformists teetering on electoral boycott as polls approach

Al-Monitor – Iranian Reformists are getting serious about boycotting the upcoming 2020 parliamentary elections. In the disputed 2009 presidential vote, the camp rallied behind contenders Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi as they faced incumbent hard-liner Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The outcome was shocking for many, leading Reformist candidates to allege the ballot was rigged, with mass protests ensuing. The two Reformist …

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Iran announces it will soon exceed nuclear deal limits

Al-Monitor – In an apparent last-ditch attempt to force Europe’s hand in preserving the nuclear deal and showing Iranian resolve to step away if their interests are not guaranteed, Iran has announced it will continue to scale back its commitments under the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Behrouz Kamalvandi, spokesman for Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization, spoke to reporters …

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