Category: News

Persian music master Shajarian who backed Iran protests dies

  • by
  • 2 Years ago
  • Comments Off
AP    |    By Nasser Karimi    |    October 8, 2020 TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Mohammad Reza Shajarian, whose distinctive voice quavered to traditional Persian music on state radio for years before supporting protesters following Iran’s contested 2009 election, has died, state TV reported Thursday. He was 80. Shajarian enlivened Iran’s traditional music with his singing style, […]

Execution of Iran athlete sends deeply disturbing message to protesters, say UN experts 

  • by
  • 2 Years ago
  • Comments Off
Execution of Iran athlete sends deeply disturbing message to protesters, say UN experts GENEVA (14 September 2020) – UN human rights experts today strongly condemned the summary execution of champion wrestler Navid Afkari in Iran, raising alarm at the latest execution in a series of death penalty sentences handed down in the context of protests […]

Iran: Detainees flogged, sexually abused and given electric shocks

  • by
  • 2 Years ago
  • Comments Off
Iran: Detainees flogged, sexually abused and given electric shocks in gruesome post-protest crackdown – new report   Amnesty International    |    September 2, 2020 Widespread torture including beatings, floggings, electric shocks, stress positions, mock executions, waterboarding, sexual violence, forced administration of chemical substances, and deprivation of medical care Hundreds subjected to grossly unfair trials on […]

Country Reports on Terrorism 2019: Iran

  • by
  • 2 Years ago
  • Comments Off
U.S. Department of State    |    June 24, 2020 Iran designated as a State Sponsor of Terrorism in 1984, Iran continued its terrorist-related activity in 2019, including support for Hizballah, Palestinian terrorist groups in Gaza, and various terrorist groups in Syria, Iraq, and throughout the Middle East.  Iran used the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force (IRGC-QF) […]

Marjan voice of Iranian Resistance for Freedom became eternal

  • by
  • 2 Years ago
  • Comments Off
NCRI Women Committee    |   June 11, 2020 Great Iranian artist and singer and former political prisoner, Marjan voice of Iranian Resistance for freedom, passed away Friday night, June 5, 2020, due to heart failure after a surgical operation. Marjan was a popular actress and singer. Born on July 14, 1948, her original name was Shahla Safi […]

Why are US taxpayers funding a ‘Voice of the Mullahs’ in Iran?

  • by
  • 2 Years ago
  • Comments Off
New York Post    |    By Brian Hook    |    May 27, 2020 As the US special representative for Iran, I receive complaints regularly about Voice of America’s Persian service. Iranian viewers say its American taxpayer-funded programming often sounds more like the “Voice of the mullahs” than the “Voice of America.” VOA Persian needs to do a better […]

Iran: Judiciary Admits Arrest of Two Elite Students

  • by
  • 2 Years ago
  • Comments Off
M. Mohammadian | May 10, 2020 The continuous protests of students at Sharif University demanding to know what has happened to their friend, Ali Younesi, compelled Iran’s Judiciary Spokesman Gholam-Hossein Esmaili acknowledgement of his arrest 26 days earlier, claiming that Ali had ties to the Iranian regime’s main opposition, NCRI/MEK which resulted in his arrest. Along with the arrest of Ali […]

Iran: Prisoners killed by security forces during COVID-19 pandemic protests

  • by
  • 2 Years ago
  • Comments Off
Amnesty International    |     April 9, 2020 Around 36 prisoners in Iran are feared to have been killed by security forces after the use of lethal force to control protests over COVID-19 safety fears, Amnesty International has learned. In recent days, thousands of prisoners in at least eight prisons around the country have staged protests over […]

Coronavirus Spreads Across Iran, Death Toll Rises to 300

  • by
  • 2 Years ago
  • Comments Off
NCRI    |    Shahriar Kia    |    February 29, 2020 According to the news obtained by the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI, Mujahedin-e Khalq or MEK), the number of those who have lost their lives due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) exceeds 300. In Qom at least 114, in Tehran 30, in Kashan 22, in Isfahan 21, in Rasht 18, and in […]

Environmentalist in Iran Prison Exposes Torture, Sexual Threats by Interrogators

  • by
  • 2 Years ago
  • Comments Off
Radio Farda    |    February 19, 2020 A female environmentalist whose 10-year sentence was upheld by the Court of Appeals on February 18 says her interrogators tortured and threatened her with sexual assault. The revelation was first made by BBC Persian which came into possession of letters and documents that Niloufar Bayani has managed to send […]
Page 3 of 23«12345 » 1020...Last »