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Iran Focus

London, 15 Nov - The Iranian Regime has presented their costly list of ransom demands in order to secure the release of wrongfully-jailed British charity worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe to Foreign Office ministers.

If the UK government wishes to secure the release of Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who was arrested by the Regime’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) militia group in April 2016 on her way back from a family holiday, they will have to:

• pay a £400 million bill for breaking a deal to sell Chieftan tanks to Iran in 1979 (because after the Regime took over, Britain didn’t want to supply them with military equipment)

Iran Focus

London, 13 Nov - A British aid worker falsely imprisoned in Iran has been brought to tears over comments from Conservative ministers over her reason for visiting Iran.

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who was arrested on charges of spying for the UK and attempting to overthrow the Iranian Regime whilst on holiday in April 2016, is understandably angry over the flippant remarks of Foreign Minister Boris Johnson and Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Michael Gove.

Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a charity worker who had taken her baby daughter to visiting family for the Iranian New Year, is now being charged with ridiculous additional crimes against the Regime and the Iranian authorities are using the statements of Johnson and Gove as evidence against her and she could face an additional five years in prison.

Iran Focus

London, 1 Nov - The Iranian Resistance has issued a statement calling on the Australian government to end its mistreatment of refugees after the inhuman conditions has caused at least one Iranian- who fled the totalitarian Regime- to self-harm.

In their statement, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), wrote: “The Iranian Resistance strongly condemns the shocking and disgusting behaviour toward asylum seekers who have been forcibly transferred from Australia to the remote island of Manos in Papua New Guinea, and are in effect being held in detention there, and condemned it as a flagrant violation of the holy asylum principle and other international conventions and treaties.”

Back in April, the PNG Supreme Court ruled that Australia's detention of refugees in another country was illegal and unconstitutional and this began the process to close the detention centre.

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London, 6 Nov - The Iranian Regime has slapped the grieving mother of a murdered political activist with a year in jail, plus a ban on political activity, travelling abroad and social media membership, in order to silence her from speaking out about her son’s death.

Shahnaz Akmali, who lost her son Mostafa Karimbeigi during a 2009 political protest, has been sentenced for “propaganda against the state” by the 26th Branch of Tehran’s Revolutionary Court in order to stop her from seeking the truth about her son’s death, according to the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.

The propaganda charge is something that the Regime will often levy against people who have actually committed no crime in order to silence them, which generally means that the Regime is hiding something.

Iran Focus

London, 26 Oct - Ms Asma Jahangir, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran, compiled a report for the seventy-second session of the General Assembly.

She raised some very troubling issues regarding the behaviour of the Iranian regime and made suggestions on how this can be resolved.

The report covers the period from January to June 2017 and is based on sources inside and outside the country.

Iran Focus

London, 2 Nov - The Saudi Arabian ambassador to the UN has condemned the Iranian Regime for its persecution of the ethnic minorities and noted that the Regime has shown no evidence of real change.

Khalid Manzlawi, Saudi Arabia’s Acting Permanent Representative to the UN, released a statement on October 25, which states: Iran has not shown that it intends to address the oppression and persecution suffered by the Arab people of Khuzestan province, such as the outlawing of their Arab identity and their civil rights.

Iran Focus

London, 24 Oct - A human rights organisation is calling on the Iranian Regime to overturn the death sentence on a Swedish academic.

Amnesty International wants the death sentence against Ahmadreza Djalali, a specialist in emergency medicine, quashed immediately.

Djalali, who was born in Iran and lives in Sweden, was sentenced to death on the charge of “corruption on earth” and given a 200,000 euro fine. Corruption on earth is one of many bogus charges handed down by the Iranian Regime when they can’t find evidence of any actual crime.

Iran Focus

London, 1 Nov - The United Nations have expressed increased concern over the rising number of executions in Iran among other serious human rights violations.

Asma Jahangir, the UN special rapporteur on human rights in Iran, noted on October 26 that there has been no change in Iran in the past year and expressed her personal frustration about the executions, especially those of juvenile offenders and marginalised groups.

In Iran, four juneville offenders have been executed so far in 2017, while there are officially 86 teenagers on death row for crimes that they committed as children. The actual number may be much higher given the lack of transparency in the Iranian justice system.

Iran Focus

London, 23 Oct - One of Iran's longest-serving political prisoners has written a letter pleading for help after 81 days on hunger strike.

Mohammad Nazari was taken to a medical clinic after losing over 25 kilos (55 pounds) whilst on hunger strike. His health has declined so much that he has lost his voice and can barely walk.

He wrote a letter, shared on human rights websites and social media, lamenting his treatment at the hands of the Iranian Regime and pleading for human rights defenders to help him secure his release.

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