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UN: Possible war crimes in Yemen fuelled by arms flows from Iran

By Stephanie Nebehay (Reuters) Weapons provided by Western powers and Iran to the warring sides in Yemen are fuelling the six-year-old conflict, marked by deadly Saudi-led coalition air strikes and Houthi shelling, U.N. investigators said on Wednesday. Coalition air strikes in the past year may amount to war crimes, while

IRANIANS ATTITUDES TOWARD RELIGION: A 2020 SURVEY REPORT

This survey titled “Iranians’attitudes toward religion”was conducted by Gamaan, an independent, non-profit research foundation, from June 6 to 21, 2020. Over 50 thousand respondents were surveyed, around 90% of whom lived in Iran. This study was financially supported by and carried out in cooperation with Dr.Ladan Boroumand, cofounder of and

IAEA: Iran’s stock of enriched uranium rose by 534 kg

Iran has let the U.N. nuclear watchdog inspect one of the two sites it agreed last week to grant access to after a protracted standoff, while Tehran’s stockpile of enriched uranium has risen further, quarterly reports by the agency said on Friday. The International Atomic Energy Agency inspected one of

Sotoudeh Gets Human Rights Prize of German Judges Association

Berlin. The German Judges Association (DRB) awards its Human Rights Prize to the Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh. “Nasrin Sotoudeh has become a symbol of the Iranian civil rights movement through her courage and tireless commitment to human rights and the rule of law,” the presidents of the German

List of Attorneys Imprisoned in Iran for Defending Human Rights

Two years after the prominent human rights attorney Nasrin Sotoudeh was arrested and imprisoned in Tehran, the Iranian judiciary’s ongoing persecution of independent lawyers under manufactured charges is laying bare the state’s disregard for international standards of law and due process. “The crackdown is part of a decades-long campaign of

Lessons From Three Years in an Iranian Prison

By Wang Xiyue (Foreign Affairs) n August 2016, shortly after I was arrested by the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence, one of my interrogators asked me what I thought of the antagonism between Iran and the United States. I told him frankly that like many Americans, I did not believe that

Iranian Laborers Need Our Help

Alireza Nader & Benjamin Weinthal (Newsweek) With the celebration of American employees on Labor Day in early September, U.S. workers enjoy what their counterparts in the highly repressive Islamic Republic of Iran cannot: the right to form and join a democratic and independent trade union. Iranians are fighting back. In

Iran Confirms Blast At Natanz Nuclear Facility Was ‘Sabotage’

Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization said an explosion at the country’s main nuclear facility in July was caused by sabotage. “The explosion at Natanz nuclear facility was a result of sabotage operations. Security authorities will reveal in due time the reason behind the blast,” spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi told state TV channel

L’accord diplomatique entre Israël et les Émirats arabes unis est un pas vers la paix et l’amitié entre les pays du Moyen-Orient

Le Conseil d’administration de la transition de l’opposition iranienne considère l’accord diplomatique entre Israël et les Émirats arabes unis comme une étape constructive vers la normalisation des relations diplomatiques entre les pays reconnus par les Nations Unies. Cet accord constituerait le point de départ des développements positifs ultérieurs dans la

Iran Jailed, ‘Coerced’ Canadian Facebook Whiz To Turn Informant, He Says

Golnaz Esfandiari (Radio Farda) Thirty-seven-year-old Facebook engineer Behdad Esfahbod has made the same wintertime trip every year since 2015. Yet this past January, the 37-year-old programming whiz’s visit to Iran to see his family took a wildly different turn. Within days of his arrival, the Iranian-Canadian dual national and graduate

Iran, EU Reject U.S. Plan To Trigger ‘Snapback’ Of Sanctions

ran and the European Union have rejected U.S. President Donald Trump’s plan to trigger a “snapback” of sanctions on Iran at the United Nations under a provision of the Iran nuclear deal. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, noting that the United States withdrew from the agreement, was quoted by

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