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Iranian Basij Official Says 50 Student Volunteers Killed Fighting In Syria

RFL/RE – The press agency for Iran’s hard-line conservative volunteer militia, the Basij, has quoted a senior official as saying that 50 Iranian student volunteers have been killed while fighting in Syria. Basij Press quoted Daud Gudrazi — the head of the Student Basij Organization, a branch of the militia force — as saying on December 6 that 50 students …

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Saudi Court Sentences 15 To Death For Spying For Iran

RFL/RE – A Saudi court has sentenced 15 people to death for spying for the kingdom’s archrival Iran, in a move that is likely to heighten regional tensions. The court in the capital, Riyadh, also sentenced 15 other defendants to prison terms ranging from six months to 25 years. Two defendants were acquitted at the December 6 session. Iranian Foreign …

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Iran’s Proxy Activities Probed on Capitol Hill

VOA – Iran’s destabilizing actions across the Middle East constitute a security threat that rivals that of Tehran’s nuclear ambitions, Republican and Democratic U.S. senators said Tuesday. “Iranian proxies remain a direct threat to the United States and our allies today,” said the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Republican Bob Corker of Tennessee, pointing to Lebanese Hezbollah, Shia …

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Iran: Further Information: Gravely ill Iranian musician returned to prison

Amnesty – Iranian musician Mehdi Rajabian was forced to return to Tehran’s Evin Prison on 4 December. He had been on medical leave following his month-long hunger strike. He was hospitalized during his leave and Amnesty International fears for his health. His brother Hossein Rabajian, a filmmaker, is on hunger strike. They are prisoners of conscience. Choose a language to …

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Anti-Riot Forces Violently Attack Peacefully Protesting Tehran Bus Union Members  – Members of one of Iran’s oldest unions who were peacefully demanding their past due housing allowances and other benefits in front of the Tehran Municipality building were violently attacked by anti-riot police on December 4, 2016. “Four months ago these same people (bus drivers) gathered here and shouted the same slogans and resolved their issue peacefully after negotiating …

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