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  • Iran coronavirus update: Over 159,000 deaths, nearly 39,000 in Tehran alone

    Iran, November 18, 2020—Over 159,000 people have died of the novel coronavirus in 465 cities checkered across all of Iran’s 31 provinces, as of Wednesday afternoon local time, November 18. The official death toll declared by the regime stands at 42,941, nearly a fourth of the actual figure. The coronavirus

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  • Amnesty Condemns Bloody Crackdown on Iran’s November Protests

    Amnesty International reports that Iranian security forces killed at least 304 people, including children, during the five days of protest in November 2019, using unlawful lethal force by shooting the majority of people in the head or torso, “indicating intent to kill”. This massacre was largely covered up at the

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  • Iran coronavirus update: Over 126,300 deaths,

    Iran, October 17, 2020—Over 126,300 people have died of the novel coronavirus in 458 cities checkered across all of Iran’s 31 provinces, according to reports tallied by the Iranian opposition as of Sunday afternoon local time, October 18. The official death toll declared by the regime stands at 30,375, around

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  • A toddler with heart disease is separated from her Christian parents

    An Iranian regime court issued an inhuman ruling to separate a 2-year-old toddler from her Christian parents despite her “strong emotional bonds.” The little girl was subsequently separated from her parents and handed over to the Welfare Organization. The 2-year-old toddler called Lydia was born Muslim but adopted by a

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  • Secret execution of wrestler Navid Afkari a ‘travesty of justice’

    Amnesty International 12 September 2020 The secret execution of wrestling champion Navid Afkari, without prior notice to him, his family or lawyer, after a grossly unfair trial, is a horrifying travesty of justice that needs immediate international action. “Navid Afkari was a young man with a promising future ahead of

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  • Urgent Action Needed to Save the Lives of Political Prisoners

    By Jubin Katiraie The Women’s Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) has called for urgent action to save the lives of three female political prisoners in Qarchak Prison, following a reliable report that they will be killed soon. The August 31 report says that Qarchak Prison

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  • New Report by Javaid Rehman: Iran’s IRGC, Basij, and Police Opened Deadly Fire on Protesters

    A new report by Javaid Rahman, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, reveals other dimensions of the crimes of the Iranian security forces. In a new report, the Special Rapporteur revealed that the Iranian government dealt violently with protesters over the high price

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  • Iran Political Prisoner’s Daughter Arrested

    By Pooya Stone The daughter of an Iranian political prisoner has been arrested on vague charges in order to put pressure on her mother; the Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, who is already on a hunger strike in Evin Prison. Mehraveh Khandan, 20, was arrested in a raid on

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  • Iran Executes Three Prisoners in Two Days

    By Jubin Katiraie The Iranian regime executed three inmates this weekend in a shockingly callous disregard for human life. Early on Monday, August 17, they hanged juvenile offender Arsalan Yasini in Urmia, northwest Iran, after moving him to solitary confinement on Sunday. He has been in prison there for a

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  • Iran Human Rights Report: July 2020

    By Pooya Stone Following is the excerpt from the monthly summary of the Iran Human Rights Monitor’s report. As always, more information can be found here. July 2020 saw the regime violate international norms and laws with its use of the death penalty and torture, as well as suppressing the

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