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Crackdown in Iran Intensifies as Iran’s Sham Presidential Election Nears

CHRI – Global Leaders Must Speak Out Against the Islamic Republic’s Violence Three weeks after the death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, and as the Islamic Republic prepares for a state-orchestrated presidential “election” on June 28, civil society has come under intensified attack by the authorities, with violent and arbitrary arrests surging as the state seeks to crush all dissent, the …

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Farzaneh Gharehassanlou is imprisoned on religiously oriented charges for protesting religious freedom conditions.

Shabtabnews – USCIRF reported on Farzaneh Gharehassanlou imprisonment on religiously oriented charges. On November 4, 2022, authorities in Karaj arrested Gharehassanlou, a member of the Sufi Gonabadi Order, and her husband Hamid Gharehassanlou from their home after they had participated in the 40th day commemoration of the murder of Hadis Najafi. Najafi had been killed by security forces while protesting the death of …

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Kremlin says Russia and Iran continuing work on cooperation pact, schedule may shift

Al-Arabia – Moscow and Tehran are continuing their work on a comprehensive bilateral cooperation agreement, although the schedule of specific events may shift, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday, adding Russia intended to develop ties with Iran. Earlier Russia’s RIA state news agency reported that the agreement had been temporarily suspended due to problems faced by Iranian partners, however Iran’s …

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Iranian Dissident Alleges Sexual Assault Threat by Security Forces

iranintl – Former political prisoner Hossein Ronaghi has alleged that security forces threatened him with sexual assault and confiscated his belongings while he was traveling from Tabriz to Tehran on Sunday. In a social media post on Monday, the activist described the incident: “What stood out for me was the public threat of rape by a young man in plain clothes at …

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Canada Court Says Airline Failed To Cancel Iran Flight Downed By IRGC

iranintl – A court in Ontario has found that Ukraine International Airlines failed in its duty to cancel flight PS752 in 2020 that took off from Tehran amid military activity and was downed by the IRGC killing 176. This judgment does not absolve the IRGC from responsibility in the downing of the aircraft. The Ontario Superior Court of Justice earlier labeled the missile strike by the IRGC …

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