Iran Human Rights Monitor monthly report – July 2020

The Iranian clerical regime executed at least 31 people in July 2020. (Supplied) August 06, 2020 July 2020 was marked by the Iranian regime’s pervasive use of the death penalty and torture, suppression of freedom of expression, and discrimination against ethnic and religious minorities. Despite having to deal with a catastrophic outbreak of [...]

By |August 6th, 2020|Iran|

21 Kolbars killed in Iran since March

Human mules (kolbar) on a mountain path connecting Iran to Iraqi Kurdistan. Undated. (Social Media) August 06, 2020 Iranian border guards have shot dead 21 kolbars in the past five months in western Iran, so Iranian Twitter users have been protesting with the hashtag #كولبر_نكشيد (do not kill kolbars), which became Iran’s top [...]

By |August 6th, 2020|Iran, Minorities|

Iran’s oil exports in July drop to around 100,000 BPD

An Iranian oil tanker is seen floating on the Caspian Sea, as Iranian President Mohammad Khatami attends the opening ceremony 29 April 2004, of the Neka oil terminal on the Caspian Sea. (AFP) August 06, 2020 The latest data provided to Radio Farda by Kepler, an international data intelligence firm to Radio Farda, [...]

By |August 6th, 2020|Iran|

Fire under the ashes: Workers strike at many Iranian oil and petrochemical refineries

A refinery south of Tehran. Iranian workers believe that establishing syndicates or trade unions might facilitate their demands. (AP) August 6, 2020 A wave of strikes by oil, gas and petrochemical sector workers in Iran has now reached Isfahan refinery and Tabriz thermal power plant. The industrial action, which began in four southern [...]

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Rouhani uses ‘conspiracy theory’ to defend government performance

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani chairing a cabinet session in the capital Tehran, April 15. (AFP) August 6, 2020 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani once again used ‘conspiracy theory’ as an excuse to defend his government’s performance in managing the economic crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic all while facing sanctions. Rouhani said that claiming the [...]

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Explosion in southeast Iran injures four policemen

Iranian soldiers patrolling in the Sistan Baluchistan province. (Supplied) August 5, 2020 A sound bomb exploded early Wednesday in southeast Iran injuring four police officers, the official IRNA news agency reported. The incident took place in the city of Zahedan, the capital of the Sunni-populated southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan. A sound bomb exploded [...]

By |August 5th, 2020|Iran, Minorities|

Iran reports 185 new coronavirus deaths

Burial of Covid-19 victims in Iran shows just a handful of family members standing afar and the grave being disinfected. April 3, 2020. (IRNA) August 5, 2020 Iran’s coronavirus death toll reached 17,802 on Wednesday, as it claimed 185 lives in the past 24 hours, a health ministry official said. The total number [...]

By |August 5th, 2020|Iran|

Women banned from riding bikes in Iran province run by ultra-conservative cleric

Women must be fully covered if they want to ride a bike in public. But officially riding bikes is banned for them. (CBS) August 5, 2020 The "Headquarters for Promoting Virtue and Prohibiting Vice" in Iran's Khorasan Razavi Province has enforced a ban on women riding bicycles in public places. The capital city [...]

By |August 5th, 2020|Iran, Woman|

Iran executes man convicted for killing Guards soldier in 2017 unrest

Iranian protesters in Mahabad, northwestern Iran, Jan 2018. (Activists) August 5, 2020 Authorities on Wednesday executed an Iranian for killing an elite soldier during anti-government unrest in 2017, Iran’s semi-official ISNA news agency said, drawing condemnation from a rights group. Mostafa Salehi, one of several men sentenced to death for their roles in anti-government [...]

By |August 5th, 2020|Iran|

Meat becomes unaffordable to more Iranian families as prices rise

Sellers wearing masks in an Iranian market, June 15, 2020. (Reuters) August 5, 2020 A new survey shows that 8.2% of Iranian households cannot afford to eat red meat as they fall below the poverty line. The result published by the Iranian Students Polling Agency (ISPA) on Sunday, also shows a 3.5 percent [...]

By |August 5th, 2020|Iran|