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Saudi Arabia Committing War Crime in Yemen: Amnesty Int’l

The Amnesty International has accused the Saudi-led coalition of committing war crimes by blocking the delivery of food, fuel and aid during its aggression on Hudaydah in Yemen’s western coast.

Iran Condemns US’ Meddlesome Statement on Rioter’s Execution

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has dismissed as meddlesome the US’ statement about the execution of a rioter sentenced to death for running over and killing a number of police forces in Tehran.

Iranian MPs Propose Motion on Granting Amnesty to Political Offenders

A large number of Iranian lawmakers have put forward a motion on granting amnesties to political and other offenders sentenced to death or life in prison.

Iran Leader Permits Dissident to Leave Country: Report

Mohammad Nourizad, a political dissident convicted of involvement in stoking the post-election unrest in Iran in 2009, has asked the Leader to give him permission to leave the country to visit his ill son.

Three Afghan Refugees Rank First in Iran’s University Entrance Exam

Three refugees from Afghanistan, including a woman, have attained top ranks in Iran’s highly-competitive nationwide university entrance exam for Master’s degree.

Iran Leader Urges UN to Probe Cases of Rights Violations in US

The Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has called on the United Nations to condemn the violation of human rights in, and by the United States.

Iran Leader Donates $95,000 for Release of Prisoners

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has donated IRR 4 billion (over $95,000) to the Blood Money Headquarters to pave the way for release of prisoners jailed for involuntary manslaughter.
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Those Arming Saudis Are Supporting Terrorism: Nobel Peace Laureate

Tawakkol Karman, the renowned Yemeni Nobel Peace laureate, has blasted Saudi Arabia and the UAE for killing Yemeni civilians and financing armed groups, and those who export weapons to Riyadh for supporting state sponsors of terrorism.

Iran Rejects US Human Rights Report as Biased, Invalid

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has dismissed the latest annual human rights report released by the US Department of State as politically-motivated, biased and invalid.

Number of Beheadings in Saudi Arabia Rises by 70%

Amid mounting criticism of Saudi Arabia over its human rights record, a new report by a nonprofit organization shows that the number of beheadings in the kingdom during the first quarter of 2018 rose by over 70 percent compared to the same period last year.

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