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Iran: Imminent execution of Swedish-Iranian academic Ahmadreza Djalali must be halted

Amnesty – Responding to news that Ahmadreza Djalali, an Iranian-Swedish specialist in emergency medicine, has been transferred to solitary confinement in Evin prison and told by the prosecution authorities that his death sentence will be carried out imminently, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for the Middle East and North Africa, Diana Eltahawy, said: “We were horrified to learn that the authorities …

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Iran: Kurdish Cultural Activist Anisa Jaffari Arrested in Kermanshah

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – Anisa Jaffari-Mehr, a Kurdish cultural activist, has been arrested at her home by security agents and transferred to an unknown location. According to Iran Human Rights, security forces arrested Anisa at her home in Eslamabad Gharb, Kermanshah, and took her to an unknown location. Speaking to IHR, an informed source said: “Anisa Jaffari has a …

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Iran taps into emergency fund to compensate Ukraine flight victims

Al-Monitor – The Iranian government says it will tap into its National Development Fund  to pay compensation to the families of the victims of a downed Ukraine International Airlines flight. The jetliner crashed outside the capital, Tehran, in January. None of the 176 people on board survived the missiles fired by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). The exact amount of the compensation …

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Iranian filmmaker Kambuzia Partovi dies at 65 due to COVID-19

Payvand.com – Veteran Director and Scriptwriter Kambuzia Partovi died of COVID-19 on Tuesday. He was 65. Partovi, the prominent director of children’s cinema and scriptwriter of many films, including Muhammad: The Messenger of God, died on Tuesday morning in Day Hospital in Tehran after a short illness due to the infection of coronavirus. Kambuzia Partovi(February 8, 1956 – November 24, …

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Trump To Roll Out Stiff Bond Requirements For Visitors From ‘Overstay’ Countries, Including Iran

RFL/RE – Washington announced on November 23 that it will launch a six-month trial program next month to force visitors from about two dozen countries to post thousands of dollars in bonds before they enter the United States.The aim, first spelled out in a presidential memorandum 19 months ago, is to discourage travelers from countries with high rates of visa …

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