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Relatives of Victims of State Violence are Being Persecuted in Iran

CHRI – The government of President Ebrahim Raisi should end the state’s campaign of harassment and intimidation against the families of victims of state violence, including those who died during street protests. As shown in the following list of examples compiled by the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI), which is not exhaustive, bereaved families in Iran are facing reprisals for …

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Iran slams new US sanctions amid nuclear deal uncertainty

Al-Monitor – The spokesperson for Iran’s Foreign Ministry, Saeed Khatibzadeh, dismissed new sanctions announced by the US Treasury against an Iranian national and his four companies connected to Tehran’s missile program. “It is yet another indication of the US government’s ill intentions toward the Iranian nation,” Khatibzadeh said in a statement on March 31. The US Treasury stated on Wednesday that it had …

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Iranian Baha’is Sentenced to 170 Years in Prison in 1400

Iranwire – The Iranian calendar year 1400, which ended on March 20, appears to have been one of the hardest in recent years for the country’s dwindling Baha’i population. IranWire’s surveys indicate at least 36 members of the Baha’i community were sentenced to jail terms of one to 12 years, totalling 170 years and three months, purely for practising their faith.   …

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After the Latest Insult to Women, Will FIFA Now Suspend Iranian Football?

Iranwire – Tuesday, March 29 might yet be a watershed moment in the history of Iranian football under the Islamic Republic – if the International Football Federation (FIFA) chooses to make it so. News that Iranian women were blocked from attending a World Cup qualifying match in the city of Mashhad, and that security guards attacked them with pepper spray …

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US Sanctions Iran’s Missile Developers

VOA- The United States on Wednesday announced sanctions on five Iranians and several Iranian entities it said were involved in the country’s ballistic missile program. The sanctions specifically target the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Research and Self Sufficiency Jihad Organization, which is responsible for the research and development of ballistic missiles, the Treasury Department said. Also targeted was Iran’s Parchin …

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