Imprisoned Iranian lawyers: Why we planned to sue the Supreme Leader

Nili, Kaykhosravi and Mahmoudian were among six people detained in mid-August as they prepared to file a lawsuit against the Supreme Leader for gross mishandling of Covid-19 in Iran. (IranWire) October 11, 2021 A group of detained Iranian lawyers have published an open letter declaring their intent to sue Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, [...]

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Depression and anxiety are the most common mental health complaints in Iran

depression accounted for 7.12 percent of all mental health complaints recorded in a recent survey by the Ministry of Health. (Supplied) October 11, 2021 Depression and anxiety are the most common psychiatric disorders in Iran, the new deputy minister for mental health, social affairs and addiction has said. According to Ali Asadi, depression [...]

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‘Honor killing’ or self-immolation? Questions raised over horrific death of young Iranian woman

Faezeh Maleki’s death on October 3 triggered small but rare protests in cities in Kurdistan. (Supplied) By Golnaz Esfandiari October 11, 2021 Faezeh Maleki died in a hospital bed in northwestern Iran, days after she was admitted with burns to some 85 percent of her body. Women’s rights activists allege that the 22-year-old, [...]

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Iran plans to sell oil in exchange for investment, goods: Minister

Iran’s oil minister Javad Owji. (Iran Press) October 11, 2021 Iran plans to offer oil and gas condensate to “any investor in exchange for either goods or capital investment” in the Islamic Republic’s sanctions-hit energy sector, the country’s oil minister said. The ministry would welcome investment in both Iran’s upstream and downstream industries [...]

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Liquidity, state debt to banks in Iran grew eightfold since 2013

A man walks past the Central Bank of Iran, Tehran, Iran, Aug. 1, 2019. (WANA) October 11, 2021 A report by Iran’s Central Bank (CBI) issued in August and made available in October shows an extraordinary growth in liquidity, which fuels high inflation. The Central Bank has said that liquidity has increased close [...]

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Iran power company warns of cuts due to illegal cryptocurrency mining

A significant portion of cryptocurrency mining takes place in Iran, where the currencies are used to avoid sanctions. (Reuters) October 11, 2021 Illegal cryptocurrency mining in Iran risks causing new power cuts this winter, the state electricity company warned Sunday. Iranian officials regularly accuse unlicensed cryptocurrency miners of using vast amounts of electricity. [...]

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Raisi says atomic power important for Iran’s future

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi (C), visiting the Bushehr nuclear power plant, October 8, 2021. (Tasnim) October 9, 2021 After visiting the Bushehr nuclear power plant Friday, President Ebrahim Raisi said that atomic energy would play an increasing role in generating electricity. During his one-day visit to Bushehr, in southern Iran, Raisi (Raeesi) said [...]

By |October 9th, 2021|Iran|

Interrogator at Evin Prison arrested

A general view of Evin Prison in the Iranian capital Tehran, undated. (Supplied) By Aida Ghajar October 9, 2021 A notorious interrogator with Evin Security Court has reportedly been detained by the Iranian judiciary. Behrouz Shah Mohammadi is said to have been arrested 10 days ago and is now on Ward 241 of [...]

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Worrying rise of women facing social harms in Iran

A woman prays at the grave of an unknown soldier who was killed during 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war, at the shrine of Saint Saleh in northern Tehran, April 6, 2021. .(AP) October 8, 2021 Social crises in Iran are increasing daily, and those who hurt most and without any support under the mullahs’ rule [...]

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Iran’s Zarif in hot water after admitting he misspoke over nuclear text

Former Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, August 14, 2020. (Reuters) October 8, 2021 Former Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is again under fire after conceding he unintentionally misled parliament over the text of Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal. Speaking in a Clubhouse session Wednesday evening, Zarif admitted he had wrongly told parliament July [...]

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