Journalist arrested in Iran

Journalist Arrested in Iran for “Insulting” Religious Figure

Editor 27 October 2018

by Staff writer, SF

The Iranian Regime has arrested a journalist for allegedly insulting Imam Hussein, one of the most respected and revered figures of the Shiite faith and the Islamic republic, according to a report from a news agency linked to the mullahs’ judiciary.

On Thursday, October 25, Mizan Online reported that Pouyan Khoshhal was arrested for insulting Imam Hussein and other Imams as he tried to leave the country on Wednesday.

According to the official Shiite narrative, Imam Hussein was the grandson of Prophet Mohammed who died in the seventh century while refusing the Caliph Yazid’s right to rule the Islamic world.

Juvenile execution in Iran

UN Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in Iran Urges End to Death Penalty for Juveniles

Editor 26 October 2018

by Saeed

On Wednesday, Javaid Rehman, UN Special Rapporteur for human rights in Iran, told a General Assembly Human Rights committee, "I appeal to the Iranian authorities to abolish the practice of sentencing children to death, and to commute all death sentences issued against children in line with international law.”

It violates international law to execute juvenile convicts, and also contravenes the Convention of the Rights of the Child and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

According to Rehman, during this year, five individuals who were convicted of committing murder as minors have been put to death in Iran.

Houshmand Alipour and Mohammad Ostadghader

Kurdish Citizen Sends Open Letter in Fear for Imprisoned Brother’s Life

Editor 25 October 2018

by Staff writer, SF

According to the Human Rights Activist News Agency (HRANA), Iranian state-sponsored television broadcast footage on August 7th, of what appeared to be a confession. In the footage, two prisoners can be heard talking about their part in an armed attack on the military base of Saqqez.

One of the men, Houshmand Alipour, is the subject of a recent open letter written by his brother Hejar, who sees this footage as an excuse to execute his brother. Hejar has asked human rights organizations to address Iranian authorities’ restrictions on Alipour and his co-defendant’s visitations, extra-prison communications, and access to legal defense.

IRGC and the Taliban

Disruption of the Iran-Taliban Nexus Is the Goal of US

Editor 24 October 2018

by Atousa Pilger

The US and six partner nations — Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) — comprise the The Terrorist Financing Targeting Center (TFTC) targeting the Taliban and its allies, as well as other extremists.

The TFTC has designated nine men who have undermined the Afghan government in a move intended to disrupt the relationship between Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and the Taliban.

Although the two sides were at odds in the late 1990s, since 2001, the IRGC and the Taliban have colluded against their common enemies in Afghanistan.

Iranian regime running out of options fast

Iranian Regime Running out of Options Fast

Editor 23 October 2018

by Staff writer, SF

Next month, the next and final round of sanctions are set to take effect. The Iranian economy is set to take another hit when the toughest sanctions imposed by the United States are applied.

Earlier this year, President Trump announced that the United States was pulling out of the nuclear deal. He said that the agreement was not achieving what it was intended to achieve and he said that crippling economic sanctions would be reapplied.

The U.S. State Department then announced that it wants foreign countries to cut their imports of Iranian oil to zero. Despite some initial grumbling, most countries have decided it would be best to comply so that they don’t get caught in the crosshairs.

Director General Yukiya Amano

Why Is the IAEA Ignoring Iran Regime’s Nuclear Weapons Programme?

Editor 20 October 2018

by Staff writer, SF

At the UN General Assembly last month, it was explained that Iran has a warehouse containing nuclear equipment and material; a revelation that came shortly after he produced an archive of files documenting the Regime’s illicit military nuclear research.

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano was urged to “inspect this atomic warehouse immediately”, before the Regime could hide/destroy the contents.

But the IAEA rejected his suggestion just one week later and this is far from the first time that they’ve failed to investigate possible Iranian violations discovered by Israeli intelligence.

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