Dust storms affecting Iran may be contaminated with uranium – official

28 January 2014, By Umid Niayesh, Saeed Isayev – Trend: Dust storms which repeatedly affect Iran come from such countries as Iraq, which in parts, suffers from depleted uranium contamination, the Chancellor of the Iranian University of Environment, Asghar Mohammadi Fazel said, Iran’s Asriran news portal reported on Jan. 28.

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“Stop the executions” – UN rights experts alarmed at the sharp increase in hangings in Iran

OHCHR – GENEVA (22 January 2014) – The United Nations Special Rapporteurs on the situation of human rights in Iran, Ahmed Shaheed, and on summary executions, Christof Heyns, today called on the Government of Iran to urgently halt the abrupt surge in hangings in the country since the start of 2014.

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Iran Executed 6 of 10 People Sentenced to Death in Kurdistan

Iranian – January 17, 2014 – The Centre for Supporters of Human Rights reports on four Kurdish prisoners on death row in Ghezel Hesar Prison who have been on hunger strike for more than a staggering two months. They are reportedly refusing food in protest to their detention and death sentences. Their names are: Jamshid and Jahangir Dehgani (brothers), Hamed Ahmadi and Kamal Molayee.

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Iran Should Release Imprisoned Activist for Urgent Medical Treatment

Bahareh Hedayat

(January 17, 2013)—The Iranian Judiciary should immediately release imprisoned student activist Bahareh Hedayat before continued imprisonment and lack of adequate medical treatment for her chronic reproductive system problems cause irreversible damage to her health, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran said today.

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Iran’s Basji Forces Expand Influence On Life In The Islamic Republic (PHOTOS)

Huffingtonpost – 01.15.14 – TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — With a presence in nearly every city and town across Iran, the paramilitary Basij volunteer corps has an ever-increasing influence on life in the Islamic Republic. Authorities created the Basij, which means mobilization in Persian, just after the country’s 1979 Islamic Republic. It is part of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard.

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