Iran news in brief, December 6, 2018

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Iran news in brief, December 6, 2018

Huawei CFO Arrested in Canada for Violating U.S. Sanctions on Iran
Canada has arrested Huawei's global chief financial officer in Vancouver, where she is facing extradition to the United States on suspicion she violated U.S. sanctions against Iran, the Globe and Mail newspaper reported on Wednesday.
U.S. authorities have been probing Huawei since at least 2016 for allegedly shipping U.S.-origin products to Iran and other countries in violation of U.S. export and sanctions laws, sources told Reuters in April.

Stop Hiding the Truth About Slaughtered Dissidents, Amnesty Tells Iran Regime
Iranian authorities are continuing to commit crimes against humanity by concealing the fate and whereabouts of thousands of political dissidents who were secretly executed in prison 30 years ago, according to Amnesty International.
In a report published on December 4, the London-based human rights group called on the United Nations to establish an "independent, impartial and effective international mechanism" to help bring those responsible for the extrajudicial executions to justice.
Amnesty said the report, based on testimonies from 100 family members and survivors from across Iran, documents, historical archives, and memoirs, reveals the scale of the executions, which, the rights group said took place in at least 32 cities across Iran within a matter of weeks in July-September 1988.

18 Iranian Regime MPs Resign Over Water Crisis in Isfahan
Eighteen members of Iran’s parliament collectively resigned in protest to the cancellation of water supply projects in the city of Isfahan from the country’s 2019 budget, Iranian news outlets reported on Wednesday.
Akbar Turki, the representative for Fereydunshahr in parliament, announced that the letter of resignation was sent to the parliament's presidency council on Wednesday.
In their letter, the MPs stated that the government has not fulfilled its promises to develop the Zayanderud River, which passes through the towns of Isfahan, and did not include any project in next year’s budget relating to resolving the crisis of drinking water in the city.

2 Iranian Men Face New Charges Over Atlanta Cyberattack
Two Iranian men face new federal charges in a ransomware attack that caused havoc for the city of Atlanta earlier this year.
Federal prosecutors in Atlanta said the indictment returned Tuesday charges Faramarz Shahi Savandi and Mohammad Mehdi Shah Mansouri with violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. The two were already indicted last month in New Jersey in connection with a broad cybercrime and extortion scheme that included the Atlanta cyberattack.
The Department of Justice has said the two men remained fugitives and were believed to be in Iran. No attorney was listed for them in online court records.

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