U.N. Human Rights Council condemns situation in Iran

A general view on the opening of a meeting of the UN Human Rights Council. (AFP) September 26, 2020 The 47 countries present at this week's United Nations Human Rights Council meeting condemned the sudden execution of the young Iranian wrestler, Navid Afkari, also demanding the release of Nasrin Sotoudeh and Narges Mohammadi and [...]

By |September 26th, 2020|Iran|

Amnesty International: Horrifying plan to amputate fingers of four men in Iran convicted of robbery must be stopped

Iranian students and members of Amnesty International demonstrate in front of the Iranian Embassy in Rome on June 11, 2010. (AFP) September 26, 2020 The international community must do everything in its power to stop Iranian authorities from amputating the fingers of four men convicted of robbery following forced “confessions” and grossly unfair [...]

By |September 26th, 2020|Iran|

Iran prepares to impose new coronavirus lockdowns as cases rise

Commuters wearing masks against coronavirus on Tehran underground (Metro) on April 7, 2020. (IRNA) September 26, 2020 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday authorized the country’s provinces to impose lockdowns wherever necessary to stem a rapid rise in coronavirus cases. “We are forced to intensify regulations and supervisions,” starting in the capital Tehran, [...]

By |September 26th, 2020|Iran|

RSF warns against Iranian military dominating domestic internet

Iran's ICT Minister Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi looks at The Nahid-1 domestically-built satellite, Aug. 31, 2019. (AP) September 26, 2020 Reporters Without Borders called on Iran on Thursday to halt discussions on an "anti-liberty" parliamentary motion that would restrict social media. The organization, which internationally advocates for free media, said that the motion, [...]

By |September 26th, 2020|Iran|

Iran court rules to separate 2-year-old child from foster parents for being Christian

Christian converts Sam Khosravi and Maryam Fallahi with their adopted daughter, Lydia. (Twitter) September 26, 2020 An Iranian appeals court has ruled in favor of separating a two-year-old child from her adoptive parents due to their Christian faith, a non-profit Christian watchdog reported on Thursday. The court’s decision to separate Lydia from her adoptive parents [...]

By |September 26th, 2020|Iran, Minorities|

Iran: 70% of budget committed to tackling COVID-19 in Limbo

Iranians, some wearing protective gear amid the COVID-19 pandemic, shop at the Tajrish Bazaar market in the capital Tehran on July 14, 2020. (AFP) September 26, 2020 About six months after the allocation of one billion euros (about $1.2 billion) from Iran's National Development Fund (NDF) to fight COVID-19, the country's Minister of [...]

By |September 26th, 2020|Iran|

Iran’s coronavirus single-day 207 death toll highest since Aug. 1

Workers in Iran carry the body of a coronavirus victim to the morgue to prepare it for burial. April 6, 2020. (Tasnim) September 25, 2020 Iran’s death toll from the novel coronavirus rose by 207 to 25,222 on Friday, with the total number of identified cases spiking to 439,882, a health ministry spokeswoman [...]

By |September 25th, 2020|Iran|

Iran is the most dangerous country for gay travelers

Women demonstrate against the situation in Iran during the Christopher Street Day (CSD) gay pride parade in Berlin on June 19, 2010. (AFP) September 25, 2020 The finance website Insider Monkey listed the Islamic Republic of Iran as the most dangerous country for gay travelers following the regime’s execution of a man last year based [...]

By |September 25th, 2020|Iran|

Trapped in a pandemic: Iran’s political prisoners face COVID-19 behind bars

A prison guard stands along a corridor in Tehran’s Evin prison on June 13, 2006. (Reuters) By Tzvi Kahn September 25, 2020 “Our bodies are ruined,” Narges Mohammadi, the imprisoned Iranian journalist and human rights advocate, wrote in July. “There are twelve of us in the ward who have come down with the coronavirus,” she [...]

By |September 25th, 2020|Iran|

Oil, the dollar and inflation: How far can the economic crisis in Iran go

Iranian currency is displayed at an exchange shop in Tehran, August 1, 2019. (Reuters) By Ali Ranjipour September 25, 2020 In the Tehran currency market on Wednesday, September 23, 2020, for every US dollar traded, an amount of 28,000 tomans was handed over to the buyer. Demand in the market has increased and supply is low. There [...]

By |September 25th, 2020|Iran|