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Monthly Archives: November 2016

Baha’i Businesses Shuttered Across Iran in Ongoing Persecution Campaign

Iranhumanrights.org – Dozens of businesses in Iran owned by members of the Baha’i faith have been indefinitely shut down by the authorities after some owners closed their establishments to honor the birthdays of two of the faith’s holiest figures. “We have done nothing wrong, but we know that the closure of Baha’i businesses on this scale throughout the country isn’t …

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Iranian Officials Ignore Demands of Eight Ailing Political Prisoners on Hunger Strike

Iranhumanrights.org – At least eight political prisoners are currently on life-threatening hunger strikes in Tehran and Karaj to demand better conditions and reviews of their unjust prison sentences. Even though at least one political prisoner in Iran has died as a result of his hunger strike, judicial officials have not only ignored the worsening conditions of the hunger strikers, but …

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Trump Presidency and Iran’s Domestic Politics

PayvandNews – Ever since the 2009 Iranian elections, when I suggested in my writings and interviews that fraud was involved, a supporter of former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad takes delight in sending me emails regarding events and information that in his mind prove me wrong about the electoral fraud. I hadn’t heard from him for a while but, sure enough, …

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“Life+1 Day” Receives Best Film Award At Geneva Festival

PayvandNews – “Life+1 Day” by Iranian director Saeid Rustai has won the best film award at the 22nd Geneva International Film Festival Tous Ecrans, which was held in the Swiss city from November 4 to 12. “Life+1 Day” Director: Saeed Roustayi Writer: Saeed Roustayi Stars: Peyman Moaadi, Navid Mohammadzadeh, Parinaz Izadyar Watch the trailer The movie is about a young …

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Russian Delegation Discusses Defense, Energy Deals In Iran

RFL/RE – A delegation from Russia’s upper house of parliament has been meeting with senior officials in Tehran for talks aimed at expanding ties in the defense and energy sectors following a nuclear deal with world powers. Federal Council speaker Valentina Matviyenko met separately with Iranian President Hassan Rohani and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on November 14, the final …

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EU To Stand By Iran Nuclear Deal, Foreign Ministers Say

RFL/RE – The European Union says it will keep pushing to restore ties with Iran in line with last year’s nuclear deal. In a November 14 statement, EU foreign ministers said the bloc was committed to lifting nuclear-related economic and financial sanctions against Iran while engaging with banks and other economic operators “to promote growth in trade and investment.” The …

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The end of Obama’s lean years

alarabiya -For the past eight years, American foreign policy trumpeted the idea that Iran can be a key player in the region instead of the Gulf countries. The nuclear negotiations with Iran went from what was known as “the containment of Iran” to making concessions. Although Obama repeatedly said he will not allow Iran to possess nuclear weapons, he took …

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Tens of Iranians, Pakistanis and Afghans killed in Syria battles

AlArabiya.net -Three Iranian military personnel and dozens of the Islamic Republic militias have been killed in recent clashes in Syria’ northwestern Aleppo province, according to media reports. More than a dozen of religiously devout Shiite militants from Afghanistan and Pakistan, in addition to three Iran’s Revolutionary Guard soldiers were killed east Aleppo, Iran’s local media reported. The new casualties follow …

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Revealed: Prominent Iranian clerics in prostitution sting

alarabiya – Scandalous details surrounding the life of Iranian hard-line cleric Sheikh Jafar Shojooni are re-emerging more than a week after he died, Persian media outlets have revealed. Sheikh Jafar Shojooni in an earlier photo with Iranian President Hassan Rowhani. (Archives) Shojooni, an ultra-conservative militant former member of Iranian Parliament, can be seen in revealing photos from the 1970’s showing …

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Help free eight prisoners of conscience in Iran

Amnesty – Eight prisoners of conscience in Iran – among them human rights defenders, activists, artists and teachers – have gone on hunger strike to protest against their imprisonment. Their health is deteriorating fast – join us to call for their immediate and unconditional release. Mohammad Ali Taheri, spiritual teacher Iranian prisoner of conscience Mohammad Ali Taheri has completed his …

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