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After Leaked Videos, Iran Opens Cases Against Prison Guards

VOA – Iranian prosecutors opened criminal cases against six guards at the country’s notorious Evin prison, the judiciary reported on Tuesday, after footage showing the widespread abuse of detainees at the facility leaked out last week. The judiciary’s three-day investigation into mistreatment and grim conditions at Tehran’s Evin prison had landed “some” prison guards in detention, said judiciary spokesman Zabihollah …

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Jailed protester who reported dire prison condition summoned to court

Iran-HRM – Jailed protester Hossein Hashemi was summoned to Tehran’s Fashafuyeh Public Court for “publishing lies” following the publication of a letter he wrote about dire conditions in the Greater Tehran Penitentiary. He was detained for taking part in Iran’s November 2019 protests. Hashemi has been ordered to present himself to court within seven days. The new case has been …

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Life of political prisoner Javad Hosseini Nejad in danger in a psychiatric ward

Iran-HRM – Life of political prisoner Javad Hosseini Nejad in danger in a psychiatric ward Political prisoner Javad Hosseini Nejad was not allowed a last visit with his mother and sister The news from Vakilabad prison in Mashhad indicates the transfer of political prisoner Javad Hosseini Nejad to a ward for the mentally ill where his life is in danger. …

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Iran strikes gold at Paralympics

Al-Monitor – Iran is winning medals at the Paralympics. Amir Khosravani won gold on Monday in the men’s long jump at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Khosravani jumped 7.21 meters (23.66 feet) in the event, which consists of athletes running and then jumping forward into a sandpit, according to the semi-official Tasnim News Agency. The Paralympics occur alongside the Olympic Games and are for …

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Iran Appoints New Atomic Energy Chief With No Nuclear Expertise

RFL/RE – Iran’s newly elected President Ebrahim Raisi has appointed a new head of the country’s atomic agency, replacing the nation’s most prominent nuclear scientist with someone with no expertise in the field. State media reported on August 29 that Mohammad Eslami, who previously served as housing and transport minister, will lead the civilian Atomic Energy Organization of Iran.He replaces …

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