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Iranian Convicted Of 1992 Murder Of Dissidents Calls For Pressure On Sweden To Release Nouri

RFL/RE – Kazem Darabi, an Iranian sentenced to life in prison over the 1992 murder of four Iranian dissidents, has called on President Ebrahim Raisi to pressure the Swedish government for the release of former Iranian official Hamid Nouri, who is on trial in Stockholm over the 1988 mass execution of political prisoners. In an interview with the hard-line Fars …

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Reports of Two More Killed as Protests Spread to Northeast Iran

Iranwire – Demonstrations continued across Iran on Saturday, May 14. Local sources have identified two more men shot dead by security forces on the streets: Behrooz Eslami, reportedly a father-of-two in Baba Heydar, Charmahal and Bakhtiari province, and a man named Saadat Hadipour in Hafshejan. The number of people confirmed to have been killed since protests began now stands at four, including Ali …

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Filmmakers’ Guilds Demand Explanation for Disappearance of Two Documentary Directors

Iranwire – Three Iranian documentary filmmakers’ associations have called In a joint statement for the immediate release of Mina Keshavarz and Firoozeh Khosrovani, who were arrested at their homes on May 9 and have yet to reappear. “Despite numerous promises,” the statement read, “the situation of our colleagues remains unclear and no official explanation has been provided on how and why they were arrested.” The co-signatories were …

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All Football Matches in Iran Closed to Spectators

Iranwire – Heydar Baharvand, President of the Iran Football League Organization, has ordered the heads of the country’s province-level football leagues to tell them not to allow spectators into matches until further notice. In a letter reported on by Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA), Baharvand said he had taken the decision based on a directive by the Interior Ministry that stated Covid-19 …

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Protests Continue in Iran Despite Security Crackdown

Iranwire – Iran’s latest wave of widespread anti-government protests, which began five days ago, continued on May 14 despite the heavy presence of security forces and frequent internet disruptions. Numerous reports online suggest that a number of protesters have been killed and many more arrested. In Neishabur, the second-largest city in the northeastern province of Razavi Khorasan, protesters gathered at …

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