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Iran: Juvenile Offender Hanged

IRAN HUMAN RIGHTS –  A juvenile offender was hanged in the Central Prison of Karaj yesterday morning. The prisoner who is identified by a state run website as Asghar, was charged with a murder 30 years ago. At that time Asghar was 16 years old. According to the Iranian news website Namnak, Asghar had managed to escape 1,5 years after …

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Newly Reelected Rouhani Abandons Promise to End Six-Year House Arrest of Opposition Leaders

CHRI – In his first press conference after being declared the winner of Iran’s May 19, 2017 election, President Hassan Rouhani refused to commit to ending the more than six-year extrajudicial house arrests of three opposition leaders—a pledge he made during his first presidential campaign. Asked what he would do to free opposition leaders Mehdi Karroubi, Mir Hosseini Mousavi and Zahra Rahnavard, who have been detained for more …

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Why Iran wants ‘de-escalation’ zones in Syria

Al-monitor – The latest round of Syria peace talks in Astana concluded May 4 with Russia, Iran and Turkey — the three guarantors of the cease-fire — agreeing on a plan to establish “de-escalation zones” in Syria. The initiative, which was first put forward by Moscow with the declared aim of securing the fragile truce and making it easier to concentrate on …

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Iranian media ties Manchester bombing to Trump’s Saudi visit

Al-monitor – In the hours after the May 22 terrorist bombing in Manchester that claimed at least 22 lives, Iranian media sought to cover developments second by second and published analyses about it. AUTHOR Rohollah Faghihi On May 23, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghassemi said, “We believe that the roots and the ideological origin of the terrorist incidents in Iran’s Mirjaveh and the …

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Iran discovers new gas field in Persian Gulf

PayvandNews – Iran says it has discovered a new gas field close to the giant South Pars natural gas field which it jointly shares with Qatar. Local media have quoted an unnamed official at the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) as saying that the field – named Sepand – holds 1.5 trillion cubic feet of sweet gas of which about …

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