Monday , 24 February 2020

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Media Freedom Group Condemns Harassment Of Iran Journalists

Radiofarda – In a statement on Friday, February 21, the international press freedom NGO, Reporters Without Borders (RSF), condemned the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps’ (IRGC) fearsome Intelligence Organization for summoning and threatening journalists in the clergy-dominated Iran. Referring to seven Iranian journalists, including Mohammad Mosaed, RSF says that pressure on them has intensified in the past few days. The IRGC …

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Iran’s Health Minister Says Virus Came From China Travel

AP —Iran’s health minister said Sunday that travel from China brought the new virus to the country, amid concerns that coronavirus clusters in Iran, as well as in Italy and South Korea, could signal a serious new stage in its global spread. Iran reported its first case of the virus last Wednesday, and six deaths from the illness since then. …

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Iran Announces Closure Of Universities, Schools As Coronavirus Death Toll Rises

Radiofarda – Iran’s health ministry announced three more deaths from coronavirus to 8 in total, the second highest in the world after China. The number of those infected was also raised from 28 to 43 people. While most of the deaths are from the central province of Qom, four victims died in the capital city, Tehran. Iran’s Ministry of Health …

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Three November Protesters In Iran Sentenced To Death

Radiofarda – A Revolutionary Court in Tehran has sentenced three people arrested in the heat of anti-government protests last November to death. They were sentenced behind closed doors by the notorious ultraconservative judge, Abolqassem Salavati. An Iranian monitoring groups, the Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA) has named the three as Amir Hossein Moradi, Mohammad Rajabi, and Saeed Tamjidi. An …

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Iran’s Currency Falls Again After Watchdog Decision To Strengthen Penalties

Radiofarda – Iran’s currency rial continued to lose value against major currencies on Saturday, reaching as low as 154,000 to the U.S. dollar at one point. The main reason for rial’s fall was the decision of an international financial watchdog to call on all countries for countermeasures against Iran for not ratifying legislation against money laundering and financing of terrorism. …

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