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Iran: Stop imminent execution of Farhad Salehi Jabehdar – Update: On 29 September, Iranian officials executed Farhad Salehi Jabehdar, and again displayed their shameless contempt for the right to life and disregarded their obligations under international law. Justice is never served by taking a life. We renew our calls for a moratorium on the death penalty in Iran pending its complete abolition.****Responding to the news that Iranian …

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Iran’s New Government Moves to Silence Dissent by Muzzling Leading Activists

CHRI – The Iranian security establishment’s attempt to imprison four prominent human rights defenders, only a few months after the inauguration of the country’s new presidential administration, signals the beginning of a new and intensified era of repression. “This is a clear attempt to enchain the country’s top rights defenders and create a climate of fear as this illegitimate government …

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Mostafa Shafiei Executed for Murder in Rajai Shahr Prison

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – Mostafa Shafiei who was sentenced to qisas(retribution-in-kind) for murder, has been executed in Rajai Shahr Prison. According to Javan Online, a man was executed on murder charges in Rajai Shahr Prison on September 22. The report does not name him but states that he was charged with the murder of his friend on 9 July 2018. …

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Iran, UAE rehash tensions over contested islands

Al-Monitor – “The three islands are inseparable swaths of Iranian territory and any claim on them is vehemently rejected,” read a statement by Iran’s permanent mission to the United Nations. The statement came as a response to UAE Deputy Foreign Minister Khalifa Shaheen al-Marar, who told the UN General Assembly on Monday his country would continue to demand “sovereignty over the islands occupied …

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Iran’s first coronavirus hotspot Qom still sees raging virus as outbreak continues

AL-Arabia – In Iran’s holy city of Qom, where Shia scholars study and pilgrims travel to a shrine believed to be a gate to heaven, the country’s coronavirus outbreak began and still rages to this day. For the latest headlines, follow our Google News channel online or via the app. While Iran works to vaccinate its 80 million people, many …

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