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Iran Court Passes Double Death Sentence On Protester In Shiraz

Radiofarda – Iranian human rights activists have reported that a court in Shiraz has sentenced a 27-year-old to two death sentences on charges that have not been officially explained. Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA) has reported that Navid Afkari who was arrested with his two brothers Vahid and Habib in August 2018 have been charged with forming a group …

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Iran’s Natural Gas Exports To Turkey Drop To Zero In Second Quarter

Radiofarda – The Turkish Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA) reports that in the second quarter of 2020, the country did not receive any natural gas from Iran. At the end of March, the separatist left-leaning Kurdish party, PKK, blew up the Iran-Turkey natural gas pipeline, but unlike previous cases Ankara delayed repairing the pipeline for three months. Therefore, it did …

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Iran Says To Fight US Suit To Seize $1.7 Billion Held By Deutsche Boerse

Radiofarda – Iran’s central bank said on Saturday it was taking legal steps to counter a lawsuit filed in a U.S. court by creditors seeking to seize $1.7 billion of its assets held by Deutsche Boerse’s Clearstream unit. The German stock exchange operator said earlier the creditors had filed the suit in a New York court seeking to require Clearstream …

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American PEN Calls For Immediate Release Of Iran Rights Defender

Radiofarda – A renowned Iranian writer, human rights lawyer and activist, Ms. Nasrin Sotoudeh is reportedly in critical condition after being on hunger strike in Tehran’s Evin prison for over two weeks, the U.S. Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists, and Novelists (PEN) said in a statement Friday, August 28. Meanwhile, the PEN has called for the immediate release of Sotoudeh and other political …

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Iran Proposes Bill For Tighter Online Censorship, ‘Military Control’ Of Internet

RFL/RE – A group of 40 Iranian lawmakers has submitted a controversial draft bill to the parliament that could result in harsher online censorship by giving control of the country’s Internet gateways to the armed forces, including the notorious Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC).The bill also calls for the creation of a board that will oversee social-media platforms and deal …

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