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How Syria is pushing Egypt and Iran closer

Al-monitor — Once again, Egypt and Iran appear to be heading toward rapprochement, with increasingly converging views on Syria bringing the two regional powers closer together. AUTHOR Rohollah Faghihi Tehran and Cairo have long followed a pattern of enthusiasm about normalizing ties only to see rapprochement remain a mirage. In December 2003, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak held a groundbreaking meeting …

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14 Prisoners Executed on Drug Charges at Ghezel Hesar Prison

Iran Human Rights – 14 prisoners were reportedly executed today on drug charges at Karaj’s Ghezel Hesar Prison (Alborz province, northern Iran). According to close sources, Iranian authorities hanged 14 prisoners at Ghezel Hesar Prison on the morning of Wednesday October 18. The prisoners were reportedly transferred to solitary confinement on Monday in preparation for their executions. According to close …

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Two Labor Rights Activist Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison for Peaceful Activism – Labor rights activists Jafar Azimzadeh and Shapour Ehsani-Rad were sentenced to 11 years in prison each for their peaceful activism on October 15, 2016 by Branch 1 of the Revolutionary Court in the city of Saveh, 76 miles southwest of Tehran. According to the court’s ruling, Azimzadeh and Ehsani-Rad were each sentenced to 10 years in prison for …

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A political prisoner is challenging Iranian state impunity while serving a 15 year sentence

Radiozamaneh – Maryam Akbari Monfared is a political prisoner in Iran serving a 15 year sentence and is now taking the state judiciary to court for the unlawful execution of four of her siblings and the imprisonment of her mother, all of whom were political prisoners in the 1980s in Iran. Akbari Monfared, a mother of three, has another brother …

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Letter From Political Prisoners: Prison conditions in Iran cause slow death of prisoners

PayvandNews – In a letter addressed to Asma Jahangir, the Special Rapporteur of the UN Human Rights Council on Iran, Amnesty International and Human rights Watch, a group of political prisoners in Rejaishahr Prison in Karaj protest against the violation of their basic rights as prisoners. Referring to themselves as Prisoners of conscience imprisoned in Hall 12, Ward 4 of …

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