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Document sent to VOA Persian shows Iranian prosecutors in Behbahan summoning dozens of residents for questioning on national security charges
Michael Lipin
Wed, 11/11/2020 - 09:53 PM
Bolivian President Luis Arce (L) shakes hands with the new Venezuelan ambassador to Bolivia, Alexander Yanez (R), after…
Bolivia's government said in a statement it wanted to 'reestablish diplomatic relations damaged by the previous de facto government' led by conservative interim President Jeanine Anez
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By Reuters
Wed, 11/11/2020 - 06:15 PM
In this file handout photo taken Nov. 6, 2019, and released by Iran's Atomic Energy Organization shows the interior of the Fordo Uranium Conversion Facility in Qom, in northern Iran.
According to a confidential document distributed to member countries Iran as of November 2 had a stockpile of 2,442.9 kilograms, exceeding the allowable amount by more than 2 metric tons
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Wed, 11/11/2020 - 05:59 PM
In this image composed of screen grabs from an Instagram video posted on Oct. 31, 2020.
In VOA Persian interview, source says Sirous Abbasi and Farideh Veysi boycotted the second session of their trial by a Revolutionary Court in Sanandaj on Nov. 2
Michael Lipin
Tue, 11/10/2020 - 04:04 AM
Maryam Ebrahimvand
In VOA Persian interview, source close to Maryam Ebrahimvand’s family said an Iranian court notified Ebrahimvand’s lawyer of its verdict November 1
Michael Lipin
Sat, 11/07/2020 - 09:11 PM
Undated photo of Turkey-based Iranian dissident Fatemeh Khoshrou, who told VOA Persian in an Oct. 28, 2020, interview that she had been handed a 1-year prison term by an Iranian court in absentia for joining anti-government protests during a November 2019 visit to Iran. (VOA Persian)
In VOA Persian interview from Turkey, Fatemeh Khoshrou said the Iranian judiciary sent her a digital notification of her one-year sentence October 22
Michael Lipin
Mon, 11/02/2020 - 09:38 PM
In this Tuesday, June 16, 2020, photo, medics tend to a COVID-19 patient at the Shohadaye Tajrish Hospital in Tehran, Iran…
The deaths, announced by Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari on state TV, take the official toll to 35,298 in the Middle East's worst-hit country
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By Reuters
Sun, 11/01/2020 - 01:23 PM
Photo by: STRF/STAR MAX/IPx 2020 10/22/20 Threatening emails have been received by Democratic voters insiting they vote for…
Officials describe the hack as part of broad Iranian campaign, warning that while Tuesday’s election remains safe, more attacks are coming
Jeff Seldin
Fri, 10/30/2020 - 08:31 PM
Undated image of Iranian teachers union leader Esmail Abdi, jailed at Tehran's Evin prison since 2016. In an Oct. 27, 2020 interview, Abdi's wife told VOA Persian that the prison has not done enough to treat him for severe pain. (VOA Persian)
Esmail Abdi’s wife tells VOA Persian he reported severe pain on left side of body in call from Tehran's Evin prison
Michael Lipin
Fri, 10/30/2020 - 05:19 PM
A man walks past the Mahshahr petrochemical plant in Khuzestan province,1032 km (641 miles) southwest of Tehran, September 28,…
In addition to announcement by State, Treasury departments, DOJ unseals forfeiture filings for refined petroleum, weapons
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Thu, 10/29/2020 - 06:27 PM
FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2020, file photo released by the official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme…
Iran has for months wrestled with the worst outbreak in the Middle East
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Wed, 10/28/2020 - 11:19 AM
People protest against increased gas price, on a highway in Tehran, Iran November 16, 2019. Nazanin Tabatabaee/WANA (West Asia…
Source tells VOA Persian the 36 protesters from Behbahan city were sentenced to a total of 109 years in prison and 2,590 lashes by a criminal court on October 22
Michael Lipin
Tue, 10/27/2020 - 11:57 PM
Hashem Khastar, an Iranian teachers union leader based in Mashhad, makes a victory gesture in this undated photo. His wife told VOA that security personnel detained him near Mashhad on Oct. 23, 2018, and sent him to a hospital for a purported mental
In VOA interview, Sedigheh Maliki-Fard criticizes Iranian authorities for refusing to grant sick husband Hashem Khastar furlough since 14-month detention began?
Michael Lipin
Sat, 10/24/2020 - 04:31 PM
 Iranian women's rights activists Saba Kord Afshari, left, and her mother, Raheleh Ahmadi,
Informed source told VOA Persian that Iran has denied 22-year-old activist Saba Kord Afshari needed medical care and has denied her mother a furlough for no apparent reason
Michael Lipin
Fri, 10/23/2020 - 02:10 AM
Photo by: STRF/STAR MAX/IPx 2020 10/22/20 Threatening emails have been received by Democratic voters insiting they vote for…
FBI says the effort was a cyber campaign by Iran to intimidate US voters
Masood Farivar
Fri, 10/23/2020 - 12:25 AM