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Iran: Six prisoners secretly hanged

NCRI – The Iranian regime has secretly hanged at least six prisoners last week in three cities, according to reports received from Iran.

A group of four prisoners were hanged in southern city of Bandar-abbas on Tuesday (October 7, 2014), a report said.

Another prisoner was executed in the main prison in western city of Marivan on Thursday (October 9, 2014).

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Iran: High-ranking police officers killed in crash

An Iranian plane carrying four high-ranking police officers crashed late Saturday in southeastern Iran, killing seven on board, state news agency IRNA reported.

All seven on board killed when the twin-engined turbo-prop Commander aircraft went down in the mountains outside Sistan-Baluchistan’s capital of Zahedan, IRNA said.

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Can Iranian regime obstruct youth’s access to internet and social networks?

Reporters Without Borders published a statement on October 9 were it referred to the arrest of 12 individuals in Iran on charges of using social networks and advised the netizens in Iran to be careful when using these networks.

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Iran: Death row political prisoner gets additional two year jail sentence

An Iranian political prisoner who already has been in prison for 11 years and had been sentenced to death in July by a Revolutionary Court on an additional charge of “enmity against God,” has received another two year jail sentence for “Insulting the Supreme Leader” Ali Khamenei.

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Swiss: Joint declaration for abolition of death penalty launched

A group of prisoners hanged in public in Shiraz, SepNCRI - Swiss President Didier Burkhalter has launched a joint declaration in favour of death penalty abolition, together with 11 foreign ministers from around the world.

A statement published by the Swiss government said: “The death penalty is incompatible both with human rights – in particular the fundamental right to life – and with justice systems aimed at rehabilitation rather than retribution”

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UN Envoy Warns of 'Humanitarian Catastrophe' in Kobane

Speaking at a press conference in Geneva, the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria urged immediate action to avoid a massacre in Syrian border town of Kobane that reportedly ISIS has taken more than two third.

Over 12,000 civilians in the Syrian town of Kobane are likely facing “massacre” at the hands of ISIS (ISIL) UN secretary general’s special envoy Staffan de Mistura told press in Geneva Friday.

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MEPs call for halt of executions in Iran on World Day Against Death Penalty

Press Rlease by Chair of Friends of a Free Iran European Parliament:
On the occasion of 10 October, the European and World Day against the Death Penalty, the Friends of a Free Iran group in the European Parliament once again raises alarm of record high number of executions carried out by the Iranian government.

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US accuses Taiwan company of violating Iran sanctions

The US government has accused a company in Taiwan of violating Iran sanctions by loading a cargo from a blacklisted tanker ship.

In a letter to the chairman Taiwan’s Today Makes Tomorrow (TMT), the US Treasury said a company’s tanker has violated Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations during a ship-to-ship transfer in September 2013.

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Iran: Ali Khamenei reiterates ‘red lines’ nuclear talks in an infographic

In an infographic published on the website of Ali Khamenei, the mullahs' Supreme Leader sets eleven red lines to be observed by the negotiating team in nuclear talks before signing any agreement with the six powers on curbing the clerical regime’s nuclear program.

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‘US strategy fighting extremists must include a coalition of moderate voices in Islamic world’

NCRI – An effective U.S. strategy for fighting extremists in the Middle East must include a coalition of moderate forces in the region including those fighting against ruling mullahs in Iran, said Alireza Jafarzadeh of the National Council of Resistance of Iran on Bloomberg TV’s Street Smart on Thursday.

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Iranian regime protects secret nuclear program by shifting headquarters to new site

The Iranian regime has shifted the location of its underground nuclear program to produce a nuclear warhead to a site opposite a Tehran hospital as signs emerge of a new covert sabotage campaign against some of its most secret facilities, The Telegraph reported today citing the latest revelation by the National Council of Resistance of Iran.

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Iran: Bill legalizes suppression of women and youth

The Iranian regime’s parliament endorsed a bill on Wednesday that legalizes suppression of Iranian women and youth by para-military forces patrolling in public places especially streets of Tehran under the pretext of "promotion of virtue and prevention of vice".

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Iran: Senior IRGC official confirms Hamedani is Syrian field commander

IRGC Brig. Gen. Mohsen Kazemeini, the commander of Tehran’s IRGC NCRI - For the first time a senior commander of the Iranian regime’s Revolutionary Guards Corp has confirmed that Brig. Gen. Hossein Hamedani is leading the IRGC’s field operations in Syria.

IRGC Brig. Gen. Mohsen Kazemeini, the commander of Tehran’s IRGC also acknowledged the direct role played by the Iranian regime in the formation of suppressive a paramilitary forces in Syria fighting for Bashar al-Assad.

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