Archive for September 2017

Imprisoned in Iran

Xiyue Wang, a fourth-year graduate student in history, with his wife, Hua Qu, and their son. Courtesy of Hua Qu

07.09.2017- By W. Raymond Ollwerther ’71 – Princeton Alumni Weekly –

Grad student convicted of espionage after archival research for Ph.D.

Xiyue Wang, a fourth-year graduate student in history who traveled to Iran in 2016 for research for his dissertation, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after his conviction on two counts of espionage.

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08.09.2017 – Amnesty international: In less than 2 weeks, more than 150,000 Rohingya people have fled Myanmar to nearby Bangladesh. Reports are flooding in of killings by the Myanmar security forces, as satellite images suggest that entire villages have been burned.

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Iranian MPs speak out as women are barred from World Cup qualifier

The Guardian – 06. September 2017 –

Syrian women are allowed into stadium but Iranian women are kept out, despite initially being allowed to buy tickets

Syrian fans at the Azadi stadium in Tehran, where Iranian women were barred from the match. Photograph: Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA

Female Iranian MPs have spoken out against a ban on women entering sports stadiums after some fans were prevented from watching a World Cup qualifying match in Tehran between Iran and Syria.

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New Light On Iran’s Human Rights Violations

Sep. 04 2017 – .Forbes- Heshmat Alavi , CONTRIBUTOR – Two of the major crises the international community is currently engaged with are terrorism and nuclear proliferation. Iran, in particular, is negatively involved in both fields, being known as the central banker of international terrorism, and suspicious for its own controversial nuclear program at home parallel to its nuclear/missile collaboration with North Korea.

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Iran: Campaign to stop destruction of mass grave of those killed in 1988 prison massacre

04 September, 2017 Amnesty international- The Iranian authorities must urgently stop the destruction of a mass grave in the southern city of Ahvaz said Amnesty International today, launching a campaign to urge authorities to protect the site, where dozens of prisoners killed during a wave of mass extrajudicial executions in August and September 1988 are buried.

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UN expert concerned at condition of prisoners on hunger strike in Iran

GENEVA (31 August 2017) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Iran, Asma Jahangir, today expressed her deep concern about the situation of a number of prisoners who have been on prolonged hunger strike to protest against their transfer to a high-security section of Rajai-Shahr prison in Karaj, West of Tehran, and about their treatment while in detention.

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