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Monthly Archives: March 2018

US-Iranian man gets 25 years prison for trying to buy missiles for Iran

Al-Arabia – A dual citizen of Iran and the United States was sentenced on Wednesday to 25 years in prison after he was found guilty of trying to buy surface-to-air missiles and aircraft components for the government of Iran in violation of US sanctions. Reza Olangian, 57, was sentenced by US District Judge Loretta Preska in Manhattan. The sentence is …

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Iran’s Growing Water Shortage Protests Spur Accusations of Mismanagement

VOA – Escalating street protests by Iranians against water shortages in a rural part of central Iran have inspired more domestic criticism of the government’s handling of the nation’s water resources. Overseas-based human rights groups say the protests by farmers in Varzaneh in Isfahan province began last month and escalated into violent confrontations with security forces last week. FILE – …

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Iran: Crackdown on Dervish Minority

HRW  – Iranian authorities arrested over 300 members of the minority Dervish Muslim community in late February 2018 after police forcibly tried to break up a protest, Human Rights Watch said today. The events in February stemmed from what appears to be an intensified crackdown on the Dervish minority, including likely ramped-up surveillance of the group’s leader. Police Forces at …

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