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Security forces harass family members of executed wrestling champion

Iran-HRM – The brother of executed wrestling champion Navid Afkari said his sister’s phone was confiscated by intelligence agents. Just hours later all of Elham Afkari’s Instagram posts were removed and videos of Navid’s forced confessions were posted. According to the Afkari family, following her arrest outside Shiraz Central Prison where her brothers Habib and Vahid have been held in solitary confinement …

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Iran: Overseer of Mass Executions Elected President

(HRW) – The victory of Ebrahim Raeesi, Iran’s judiciary chief, on June 19, 2021, in a presidential election that was neither free nor fair raises serious concerns about human rights and accountability in the country, Human Rights Watch said today. Raeesi has had a long career in the country’s judiciary and served on a four-member committee that ordered the execution of thousands of political …

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Iran Election: Heightened Vigilance Needed as Major Rights Violator Takes Power

CHRI —As Ebrahim Raisi ascends to the presidency in Iran, after a sham election in which almost all other candidates were disqualified, the international community should closely monitor the human rights situation in the country given the seating of a man who is guilty of crimes against humanity. “This was not an election, it was a selection,” said Hadi Ghaemi, …

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Kurdish Writer and Activist Aram Fathi Incommunicado Since Arrest

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – Aram Fathi, a Kurdish writer, civil and human rights activist was arrested by security forces at his parent’s home in Marivan. The security forces were violent and did not have an arrest warrant. According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, Aram Fathi was arrested at his parent’s house and has been incommunicado with no …

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Negotiators To Resume Iran Nuclear Talks Amid Disagreements

RFL/RE – Negotiators are set to resume talks on reviving the Iran nuclear deal amid reports of disagreements on several key issues. The June 20 talks are part of the latest round of negotiations involving Iran and six world powers that have been going on in Vienna since April. Iran’s top negotiator, Abbas Aqaqchi, said the sides had moved closer …

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