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Iran Regime Seizes Foreign Oil Tanker With 12 Crew, State Media Says

Iran Regime Seizes Foreign Oil Tanker With 12 Crew, State Media Says

Iran's regime has seized an oil tanker, state news agency Press TV said on Thursday, before later releasing a video purporting to show the tanker.

The Fars news agency, affiliated to the regime's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), said IRGC forces ambushed the tanker, carrying 12 people on board, on Sunday.

Iran Regime Sentences Minor to 100 Lashes

Iran Regime Sentences Minor to 100 Lashes

The Iranian regime’s Judiciary sentenced a minor to 100 lashes on Monday for a crime that he denies committing, even after the victim’s family retracted their complaint.

The 17-year-old boy, known only as Ramin, was sentenced to 100 lashes by the 7th Branch of the Tehran Criminal Court on July 15. He was charged with abusing an 11-year-old boy in Tehran, according to the state-run ROKNA News Agency. Ramin denied abusing the younger boy, and the boy’s parents have retracted their complaint, but the judges still handed down the medieval punishment to the teenager.

Report: From Iraq to Yemen, Drones Raise U.S. Alarm Over Iranian Regime's Plans

Report: From Iraq to Yemen, Drones Raise U.S. Alarm Over Iranian Regime's Plans

The increased use of drones by the Iranian regime and its allies for surveillance and attacks across the Middle East is raising alarms in Washington, Reuters reported on Wednesday.

The United States believes that Iran-linked militia in Iraq have recently increased their surveillance of American troops and bases in the country by using off-the-shelf, commercially available drones, U.S. officials told Reuters.

Retirees Protest in Tehran Despite Regime Suppression

Retirees Protest in Tehran Despite Regime Suppression

A large group of retired government employees and military personnel gathered outside the labor ministry in Tehran on Tuesday to protest the lack of response to their demands.

There was a heavy police presence designed to suppress the protesters, but the retirees continued their demonstrations and held aloft banners with their slogans written on them, including: “The hands of plunderers must be cut short of the retirees' fund”, “Our homes have been plundered, we have no fear to expose [the government], we will stand till the end”, and “The one percent are making profits out of the pockets of the 99 percent”.

Iran Regime Hangs 1 in Public, 4 Others in Prison

Iran Regime Hangs 1 in Public, 4 Others in Prison

Iran's regime hanged five prisoners in a single day this week, including one in public, while another two prisoners have been transferred to solidarity confinement to be hanged imminently.

On Tuesday, July 16, 2019, four prisoners were executed in Orumieh (Urmia) prison, northwest of Iran.

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