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Monthly Archives: March 2018

Second Iranian Woman Sentenced to Prison for Protesting Mandatory Hijab

CHRI – University student will spend a year behind bars for “encouraging corruption” Maryam Shariatmadari, one of the “Girls of Revolution Street” protesting against mandatory hijab for women in Iran, was sentenced to a year in prison on March 25, 2018 by Branch 1091 of the Tehran Criminal Court for “encouraging corruption by removing her hijab,” her lawyer informed the …

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Why economic growth has not led to job creation in Iran

Al-Monitor – Last fall, the World Bank forecast that Iran’s economy will grow by merely 4% and 3.4% in 2018 and 2019, respectively. These rates are much lower than what the Islamic Republic is seeking in its sixth five-year development plan (2016-2021) and 20-Year Vision (2005-25). As such, it seems that Iran is set to fail in implementing its strategic plans to achieve economic …

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