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Monthly Archives: March 2018

‘Girl Of Revolution Street’ Speaks To Radio Farda About Her Sentence

Radiofarda – In an exclusive interview with Radio Farda, the woman renowned as the second “Daughter of Enghelab (Revolution) Street” insists that despite her conviction for publicly removing her headscarf, she remains staunchly against compulsory hijab. Tasnim news agency, close to the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), quoted prosecutor Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi on March 7 as saying she had attempted …

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Halabja’s Lost Son

RadioFarda – Zmnako Muhammad Ahmad was among dozens of children adopted in Iran after losing family in the deadly chemical-gas attack on the Iraqi Kurdish city of Halabja on March 16, 1988. Zmnako has returned to the country of his birth, where he has found his biological roots and has become a passionate campaigner against the use of chemical weapons. …

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BBC Appeals To UN To Protect Its Journalists In Iran

RFL/RE – The BBC says it is appealing to the United Nations to protect the human rights of its journalists and their families amid an escalation of persecution and harassment by Iranian authorities. The British broadcaster said in a statement on March 12 that it filed an “urgent appeal” to UN Special Rapporteurs David Kaye and Asma Jahangir on behalf …

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