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Monthly Archives: March 2018

Iranian Forests Shrink In Size

Iran-HRM – Exact statistics do not exist on the area of Iran’s forests, but current stats do indicate a process of destruction in Iran’s forests. Over the past five decades, the country’s forest area has dropped from about 18 million hectares to 12.4 million hectares while the northern forest area has dropped from about 3.4 million hectares to 1.8 million …

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IRAN: HUNGER STRIKE TO PROTEST TORTURE IN DETENTION: ABBAS DEHGHAN, JAVAD KHAMIS ABADI, KIANOUSH ABBASZADEH, AHMAD MOUSAVI, NOUR ALI MOUSAVI, MEHDI ESKANDARI, AMIR LABBAF, AND MIR SADEGH

Amnesty – Eight detainees from Iran’s Gonabadi Dervish minority began a hunger strike on 27 March in protest against the torture and other ill-treatment to which they say they are subjected. One of the men, Abbas Dehghan, has allegedly been threatened with his wife being raped in front of him if he does not “confess”. The men require medical care …

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IRAN: 11 WOMEN ILL-TREATED AND ARBITRARILY DETAINED

Amnesty – At least 11 women from Iran’s Gonabadi Dervish religious minority have been arbitrarily detained in inhumane conditions, without access to their lawyers, since 20 February following the violent dispersal of a protest held by Gonabadi Derivshes in Tehran. Some urgently need medical care for injuries sustained from beatings at the time of their arrest.

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Iran’s conservatives see Twitter as next battleground

Al-Monitor – When Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif began his tenure in 2013, the American-educated diplomat knew that he would need to bypass many of the traditional media outlets to spread Iran’s message directly on the international stage. At the time, there was no platform better suited for this objective than Twitter. There was only one problem. Since the …

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Record Rise Of The US Dollar Angers Iranians

Radiofarda – The rapid and record fall of the Iranian currency has made many Iranians angry at President Hassan Rouhani, who has repeatedly dismissed the rise of the dollar against the rial as insignificant and transient.

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