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Three Prisoners Including Afghan Citizen in Imminent Danger of Execution on Drug Charges

Iran Human Rights -Three Prisoners, including an Afghan citizen, are in imminent danger of execution in Isfahan Central Prison. On Saturday July 1, three prisoners, including an Afghan citizen, were reportedly transferred to solitary confinement in Isfahan Central Prison in preparation for their executions. According to close sources, the prisoners were sentenced to death on drug related charges. “None of …

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Reformist Former MP: Iran’s President Rouhani Should Stand By His Voters Despite Opposition From Hardliners

CHRI – Despite a spate of attacks from powerful conservatives, newly re-elected President Hassan Rouhani should fulfill the promises he made to the people who voted for him, a reformist former legislator told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI). “The main objective of the pressure coming from the opposition is to paralyze the [Rouhani] government and throw off track …

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Persistent Iranian Women’s Movement Chipping Away at State Ban on Females in Sports Stadiums

CHRI – The peaceful battle by women’s rights activists geared towards ending the ban on female spectators in Iranian sports stadiums is inching forward despite ongoing opposition by religious conservatives. Women watching Iran-Belgium volleyball match in Tehran in June 2017 (photo by ISNA) “Women’s rights activists are pursuing this matter from every direction, but athletic officials are asking us to allow change …

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Iran finishes third in 2017 World Taekwondo Championships

PayvandNews – Iran men’s national taekwondo team has put in convincing performances at the 2017 World Taekwondo Championships in South Korea, and ranked third at the end of the high-status international event. On Friday, the Iranian team stood on the third podium, having garnered 46 points. Iranian taekwondo practitioner Mirhashem Hosseini The South Korean men’s national taekwondo team finished first …

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Court Rules U.S. Can Seize Manhattan Tower From Iranian-American Charity

RFL/RE – A New York jury has ruled that the U.S. government can seize a Manhattan skyscraper worth as much as $1 billion from an Iranian-American charitable foundation accused of violating sanctions against Iran. The U.S. federal court on June 29 ruled that Alavi Foundation, the majority owner of the 36-story office building at 650 Fifth Ave., knew and helped …

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