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Activists Urge UN Rep to Meet Them During Trip to Iran

CHRI — A group of prominent civil rights activists in Iran has called on UN representative Alena Douhan, who will be visiting Iran shortly to assess the negative impact of sanctions on the country, to meet with them during her state-sanctioned trip this week. In the published open letter, the activists decried the refusal of the Islamic Republic to allow the special rapporteur on …

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Unnamed Man Executed for Murder in Sabzevar

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO) – An unnamed man sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, was executed in Sabzevar Prison. According to the local Asre Sabzevar website, a man was executed in Sabzevar Prison on May 10. The unnamed man was arrested for murder charges on 22 September 2018 and subsequently sentenced to qisas. Speaking about the details of the case, Sabzevar Prosecutor, Jafar …

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Iran’s leader warns Qatari emir about Israel

Al-Monitor – Israel appeared to have been the main topic in a meeting between Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and the visiting Qatari emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, in Tehran on May 12. “Wherever they set their feet on, the Zionists [Israel] cause corruption,” Khamenei declared, according to a report published by his official website. “The Arab world …

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Qatar’s Emir arrives in Iran to help salvage 2015 nuclear deal

Al-Arabia – Qatar’s ruler, Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, has arrived in Iran, Iranian state media reported on Thursday, as the Gulf state tries to help end a row between Tehran and Washington over revival of the 2015 nuclear deal.While Iranian state media portrayed the visit as proof of Iran’s expansion of ties with regional countries, a source briefed …

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Archeologists Concerned Over Bill Turning Iran Into Hub For Antiquities Trade

RFL/RE – A group of Iranian archeologists have expressed concern over a bill in parliament that calls for measures to turn Iran into a regional hub for trading antiquities, fearing it will turn the country into a marketplace for illegal trade. In a letter addressed to parliament speaker Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf, 61 archeology professors called on parliament to scrap the …

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