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Albania Says It’s Discovered an Iranian Paramilitary Network

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October 23, 2019, TIRANA, Albania — Albanian police said on Wednesday they have discovered an Iranian paramilitary network that allegedly planned attacks in Albania against exiled members of an Iranian group seeking to overthrow the government in Tehran. Police chief Ardi Veliu said the foreign wing of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard operated an “active terrorist cell” […]

Iran is the world’s biggest jailer of women journalists

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Reporters Without Borders    |    Aug 26, 2019 Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is alarmed by a new wave of arrests and interrogations of women journalists since the start of August in Iran. The Islamic Republic is now the world’s biggest jailer of women journalists, with a total of ten currently held. “Already one of the world’s […]

‘Quash’ convictions and release women jailed for protesting against wearing veils in Iran, urge UN rights experts

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UN NEWS    |    August 16, 2019 Decades-long prison sentences handed down to three women protesting the strictly enforced wearing of veils in Iran, have drawn alarm and condemnation from six United Nations independent human rights experts. “We are alarmed that the arrest and lengthy sentences handed to these women are directly related to the peaceful […]

Solidarity march for a free Iran

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Friday June 21, 2019 Time: 11 am 2201 C St. NW Washington D.C 2o520

Iran: Release Political Prisoner Maryam Akbari-Monfared

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Center for Human Rights in Iran    |    May 20, 2019 May 20, 2019 – Iran must end the cruel and unlawful imprisonment of Maryam Akbari-Monfared, who has already served nearly 10 years on baseless charges and should have been eligible for release last year, and free her immediately, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) […]

Flood emergency triggers crackdown on journalists in Iran

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Reporters Without Borders    |    April 29, 2019 Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the latest crackdown on the media in Iran, in which around 30 journalists and citizen-journalists have been summoned, questioned or arrested in the past few weeks. The crackdown has above all been prompted by online criticism of the slow pace with which the […]

Narges Mohammadi Rushed Back to Prison from Hospital against Doctors’ Order

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Iran Human Rights   |    May 3, 2019 Prominent human rights defender Narges Mohammadi was recently taken from Evin Prison to a hospital in Tehran where she was told she needed urgent treatment for several issues but was instead returned to her cell, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) has learned. “She was taken […]

France bans Iran’s Mahan Air for flying arms, troops to Syria, elsewhere

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Reuters   |   John Irish   |   March 25, 2019 PARIS (Reuters) – France has banned flights in and out of the country by Iran’s Mahan Air, accusing it of transporting military equipment and personnel to Syria and other Middle East war zones, diplomats said on Monday, after heavy U.S. pressure on Paris to act. The decision […]

In shift, EU sanctions Iran over planned Europe attacks

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Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen, Robin Emmott, Anthony Deutsch    |    Jan. 8, 2019 COPENHAGEN/BRUSSELS/AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – The European Union on Tuesday froze the assets of an Iranian intelligence unit and two of its staff, as the Netherlands accused Iran of two killings on its soil and joined France and Denmark in alleging Tehran plotted other attacks in Europe. FILE PHOTO: […]

Iran: Blood-Soaked Secrets

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WHY IRAN’S 1988 PRISON MASSACRES ARE ONGOING CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY 4 December 2018, Index number: MDE 13/9421/2018 Amnesty International – Between July and September 1988, the Iranian authorities forcibly disappeared and extrajudicially executed thousands of imprisoned political dissidents in secret and dumped their bodies, mostly in unmarked mass graves. Since then, the authorities have treated […]
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