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Monthly Archives: February 2018

Interview with an Enghelab Street Woman Protesting Compulsory Hijab

Radiozamaneh – Of tens of women on the streets of Iran who started to take off their veils during the mass street demonstration of January 2018 to object the compulsory hijab law of the country, 29 were arrested. But most recently on 15 Feb, another women showed up to the original location of the first women who took off her …

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Suspicious Death of the Environmentalist in Iran Prison Raises Tensions within Factions of the State

Radiozamaneh – Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) judiciary states that the environmentalist professor who died under suspicious circumstances in prison was member of an espionage network. Meanwhile, his son speaks out about the atrocities that the country’s security agents have committed against his family members and his late father and says his father’s death has escalated tensions within factions of …

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Environmentalists Detained in Iran Denied Legal Counsel Weeks After Arrests

CHRI – Environmental activists who were detained at the same time as Kavous Seyed-Emami—who recently died in custody—are being denied access to legal counsel, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) has learned. “We are simple, ordinary people. We are not political. But unfortunately, the authorities are not letting lawyers get involved,” a source who requested anonymity for fear …

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Mother of Ailing Hunger Striker Atena Daemi Assaulted in Front of Evin Prison

CHRI – Masoumeh Nemati, the mother of imprisoned civil rights activist Atena Daemi, was attacked in front of Evin Prison in Tehran on February 13, 2018, after she tried to inquire about her daughter’s hunger strike. “Atena and Golrokh Iraee [Ebrahimi], who are on a dry hunger strike, are in serious condition. Instead of answering our questions, they beat us …

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Iranian women must remain united to advance rights

Al-Monitor -A new form of protest in Iran against mandatory veiling has received much attention in the press and social media in recent weeks. The bold waving of veils on sticks by women who have no apparent affiliation with any movement has not only provoked questions among politicians and even forced some to react, but has also pushed women activists …

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Indian investments in Iran on top of President Rouhani’s visit

PayvandNews – Diplomats in New Delhi say Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani will try to encourage Indian businesses to invest “billions of dollars” in the Islamic Republic during his three-day visit which will start on Thursday. Top on the agenda of Rouhani’s visit would be the completion of Iran’s Chabahar port by India as well as discussions over a potential deal …

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Sanctions: A Substitute For Serious Foreign Policy

lobelog -In recent times, the United States has increasingly resorted to economic and other sanctions to try getting countries, with governments often referred to as “rogue regimes,” to change their behavior. Today, Iran, Russia, and North Korea have been notable targets. But are sanctions genuinely a useful tool of policy—that is, do they work? And, if that proposition is at …

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Ahmadinejad Blasts Judiciary For Prison Suicides, Attacks Leadership

RFL/RE – Former President Mahmud Ahmadinejad has once again lambasted the judiciary, this time while standing on the steps outside the courtroom where his close ally, Hamid Baghaei, was on trial for financial corruption. While Baghaei’s trial was under way, Ahmadinejad accused the judiciary of “confrontation with the people.” Referring to the recent alleged suicides at Iranian prisons, Ahmadinejad said …

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Iran: Seven Members Of Baha’i Community Arrested In Bushehr

Iran-HRM – Iran’s Security Force raided Baha’i individuals’ homes on Tuesday, February 13, arresting seven people and confiscating their belongings including laptops, mobile phones and books. Minu Riazati, Asadullah Jaberi, Ehteram Shakhi, Emad Jaberi, Farideh Jaberi, Lagha Faramarzi and puneh Nasheri were detained.

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