Wednesday , 18 October 2017

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Iran’s new challenge: The Islamic State in Persia?

Al-monitor – When Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi announced on June 29, 2014, his self-styled caliphate, its borders were only about 20 miles from those of Iran. IS-controlled territory extended to the Iraqi border province of Diyala, posing a serious threat to Iranian national security. Tehran wanted to keep its borders far from the direct reverberations of the …

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Four Prisoners Executed in Iran

Iran Human Rights –  Two prisoners with drug related charges were reportedly hanged at Salmas Prison (West Azerbaijan province, northwestern Iran) and two prisoners with murder charges were reportedly hanged at Sepidar Ahwaz Prison (Khuzestan province, western Iran). According a report by the the state-run news site, Rokna, two brothers charged with murder were hanged at Sepidar Ahwaz Prison on …

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Five Prisoners Executed on Drug Charges

Iran Human Rights – Iranian authorities hang five prisoners early Tuesday morning for alleged drug related offenses, but Iranian official sources are silent about these executions. Five prisoners were reportedly hanged early morning on Tuesday October 25 for alleged drug related offenses. Close sources say the execution sentences may have been carried out at either Karaj Central Prison or nearby Ghezel …

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Three Prisoners Executed in Southern Iran

Iran Human Rights – Three prisoners were executed in southern Iran on Monday October 24. Three prisoners were reportedly hanged in Shiraz on kidnapping and rape charges. The exact location of the executions is not known at this time. According to a report by the Judiciary in the Fars province, the executions were carried out on the morning of Monday October …

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Iran’s Judiciary Should Release Siamak and Baquer Namazi and Allow Them Full Defense in Appeals Court

Iranhumanrights.org —The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran calls on Iran’s Judiciary to immediately release on bail the unjustly imprisoned Iranian-American dual citizens Siamak Namazi and his father, Bagher Namazi, and allow them to prepare for the Appeals Court with legal counsel and full due process. Without providing further details, Tehran Prosecutor Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi confirmed on October 16, …

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