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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 […]

The UNGA condemns the Iranian regime’s human rights violations, for the 65th time

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November 17, 2018 United Nations – On Thursday, the United Nation General Assembly’s 3rd committee adopted a draft resolution that condemns the Iranian regime for its blatant human rights violations. This is the 65th time that the Iranian regime is being called off for its gross human rights violations at the international level. The resolution, which was […]

Iranian women defy ‘terrorist’ label, continue their opposition to regime

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By Hollie McKay   |   Fox News   |  November 5, 2018 As the full slate of Trump administration-imposed sanctions on Iran snapped back into effect on Monday, a number of Iranian women continue their opposition to the regime as the only way to bring about change – even if it means being labeled a terrorist. “The regime […]

Two arrested for allegedly spying for Iran in U.S.

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 August 20, 2018    |    Reuters Staff WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two Iranian men were indicted on Monday for allegedly spying for Tehran in the United States, including conducting surveillance at a Jewish facility and gathering information on backers of the militant Iranian opposition Mujahideen-e Khalq, the Justice Department said. Ahmadreza Mohammadi-Doostdar, 38, a dual U.S.-Iranian citizen, […]

No Justice in Iran While Regime Rules

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By INU Staff   |   August 18, 2018 INU – The US State Department confirmed on Wednesday, August 15, that it is “closely monitoring” reports of human rights abuses in Iran. State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said: “We are closely monitoring reports of numerous human rights defenders and members of minority groups, such as the Gonabadi Dervishes, who […]

Pompeo announces new team for Iran strategy

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 August 16, 2018 Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday unveiled a new team to coordinate the Trump administration’s post-nuclear deal approach to Iran and bolster support for the strategy abroad. The Iran Action Group will be helmed by Brian Hook, who will receive the title of special representative for Iran. Pompeo told reporters that […]
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