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Iran says may limit death penalty for traffickers to drug lords

PayvandNews – The secretary of Iran’s Human Rights Council has said Tehran may reconsider capital punishment for drug smugglers, limiting it to drug lords only, seemingly a setback from a tougher stance taken previously. “Capital punishment should be limited to drug lords. This will cut the number of executions (in Iran) immediately,” said Mohammad Javad Larijani in an interview with …

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Chess Grandmaster Khademalsharieh says World Championship is necessary for Iranian women

PayvanNews – After many of the highest-ranking female players have called for a boycott of the next year’s world Chess Championships in Iran, Sarasadat Khademalsharieh said that the championship will help the Iranian women to participate in the most important event in the country for the first time. Khademalsharieh, 19, is an Iranian chess player who holds the titles of …

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U.S. Political Debate Said To Cast Shadow Over Iranian Nuclear Deal

RFL/RE – The landmark nuclear agreement between Iran and world powers remains “fragile” in part because it has become a focus of dispute in the U.S. presidential election, the head of the United Nations agency that polices the deal said. “Small technical mistakes, small failures in implementation can become big political issues that could have a large negative influence on …

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Amnesty – Zeinab Sekaanvand Lokran, a 22-year-old Iranian Kurdish woman, is at risk of execution following an unfair trial in which she was convicted of the murder of her husband. She was 17 years old at the time of the crime. She could be executed as early as 13 October. View report in English

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Iranian commander breaks silence on wartime arms imports

Al-monitor — Prominent Iranian Brig. Gen. Mohsen Rafiqdoost went into unprecedented detail in a Sept. 26 interview about his time as minister of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). During the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq War, the IRGC had its own ministry within the administration that took care of its logistical affairs. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Defense was responsible for the logistics …

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