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Iran: Four Prisoners Scheduled for Execution For Drug Charges

Iran Human Rights –  Four prisoners who were sentenced to death on drug related charges were transferred to solitary confinement in Urmia Central Prison in preparation for executed. According to a close source, on the morning of Monday November 6, four prisoners were transferred to solitary confinement from ward 15 of Urmia Central Prison (Darya) to be executed. The prisoners were …

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Iran’s Rouhani Writes to Supreme Leader On Dispute Over Suspended Zoroastrian Council Member

CHRI – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has condemned the recent suspension of a Zoroastrian member of a city council as “illegal” and asked the supreme leader to intervene in the growing dispute that has highlighted divisions within the state. In a meeting with members of the Tehran City Council on November 6, 2017, “Mr. Rouhani made some remarks about Sepanta Niknam’s …

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Imprisoned Labor Activist With No Kidneys Hospitalized After Being Forced to Sleep on Cell Floor

CHRI – Imprisoned labor activist Mahmoud Salehi remains in intensive care three days after being rushed from a prison in Saqqez, in Iran’s Kurdistan Province, to a local hospital. Salehi’s wife, Najibeh Salehzadeh, told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) on November 6, 2017, that his doctors suspected he had experienced “mild heart failure.” “He was first taken to the emergency section of …

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How Iran can address its informal economy

Al-Monitor – All countries face the phenomenon of an “informal economy.” Focusing on the definition of that term — which means all economic activities that are not covered or are insufficiently covered by formal arrangements, not including illicit activities — a World Bank report finds: “Informality arises both from a lack of development and poor governance, and each of them to a different …

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IRGC commander denies Trump claim on Saudi missile attack

Al-Monitor – Mohammad Ali Jafari, the head of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, has denied claims by President Donald Trump that Iran was responsible for the missile that was launched into Saudi Arabia from Yemen over the weekend. After Saudi Arabia claimed that the Houthis fired a ballistic missile into a heavily populated area for the first time, Trump, while on …

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