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Is Iran’s ‘new’ jet fighter or a total hoax?

Tehran simply took an old, very well-known jet fighter and claimed it was a new one. (Iranian Media) By Sébastien Roblin November 17, 2018 The latest episode with the not-Kowsar fighter illustrates yet again the casual dishonesty of Tehran’s propagandists. Iranian industry wanted to display the Kowsar-88 for an expo—which does appear to be a real [...]

By |November 17th, 2018|Iran|

Iranian workers protest over unpaid wages at Friday prayers

Iran, Haft Tapeh, workers of sugar factory continue their strike. (Supplied) November 17, 2018 Workers from the Iranian sugarcane company Haft Tappeh Sugarcane gathered outside the company’s headquarters and inside a mosque in the city of Shush Friday to protest unpaid wages. According to the Haft Tappeh workers’ union, hundreds of workers participated [...]

By |November 17th, 2018|Iran|

Baha’is go to prison for praying

Dori Amri started her one-year prison term on November 14. (Supplied) November 17, 2018 On the morning of Wednesday, November 14, Dori Amri Esmaeelpour, a Baha’i citizen of Mashhad, presented herself at the city’s Vakilabad Prison to start serving her one-year prison sentence. In 2012 Amri had also served a six-month sentence at [...]

By |November 17th, 2018|Iran|

Hanged ‘Sultan of Coins’ a scapegoat; underlying economic problems persist

Vahid Mazloomin and Mohammad Ghasemi being taken to the execution venue. November 14, 2018. (Supplied) By Arash Hassan Nia November 17, 2018 Iran’s recent execution of two men convicted of illegal currency trading is an example of the establishment’s scapegoating and refusal to take responsibility for Iran’s economic woes. State TV reported that Vahid [...]

By |November 17th, 2018|Iran|

Iranian teachers arrested, threatened for sit-ins

Dozens of Iranian education activists stage a protest outside the government's planning and budget office in Tehran, May 10, 2018. (VOA) November 17, 2018 Many teachers have been arrested or summoned to courts, the Coordinating Council of Teachers Syndicates in Iran (CCTSI) said in a statement on Thursday, November 15. "At least thirty [...]

By |November 17th, 2018|Iran|

UN committee criticizes human rights violations in Iran

U.N. General Assembly's human rights committee, called the Third Committee, in session. (Supplied) November 16, 2018 A U.N. committee on human rights approved a resolution Thursday urging Iran to stop its widespread use of arbitrary detention and expressing serious concern at its "alarmingly high" use of the death penalty. The General Assembly's Human [...]

By |November 16th, 2018|Iran|

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s top economic adviser resigns

Masoud Nili is the economic adviser to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. (Supplied) November 16, 2018 Masoud Nili, economic adviser to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, has resigned and is no longer attending meeting at the Money and Credit Council where Ali Tayebnia is attending in his place, according to ISNA news agency. The Higher [...]

By |November 16th, 2018|Iran|

Chief of Iran social security organization dies in car crash

Taghi Nourbakhsh and his deputy, Abdolrahman Tajeddin. (Fars) November 16, 2018 Iran's state TV is reporting that the managing director of the country's social security agency and his deputy have been killed in a car crash in northern Iran. The Thursday report said Taghi Nourbakhsh and his deputy, Abdolrahman Tajeddin, were injured in [...]

By |November 16th, 2018|Iran|

Amnesty condemns Iran’s ‘abhorrent’ executions of trader, accomplice

Vahid Mazloumin (L) is seen appearing in court for the first time on charges of manipulating the currency market. He was later sentenced to death, in Tehran, September 8, 2018. (Reuters) November 15, 2018 Rights group Amnesty International condemned Iran's execution on Wednesday of a gold trader and his accomplice as "abhorrent" and [...]

By |November 15th, 2018|Iran|

Steel workers continue to strike against Iran regime

Several reports suggested that the protesters continued their march and blocked the streets leading up to the governorate. (Supplied) November 15, 2018 Workers of the Ahwaz Steel Factory continued their ongoing strike for the sixth consecutive day on Wednesday chanting slogans against the Iranian regime. The workers took the streets in Ahwaz and [...]

By |November 15th, 2018|Iran|