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Monthly Archives: April 2018

Iran’s TV censors draw ridicule, protests

Al-Monitor – Censorship is nothing new for the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), but particularly awkward editing has recently brought the state broadcaster international ridicule. The censoring of sports events and movies is common on Iranian television. Iranian viewers have grown accustomed to shots of the audience being cut from live coverage of sports competitions. But IRIB made world …

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Ex-IRGC chief: Iran to leave nuclear weapons treaty if US ditches deal

Al-Monitor – A former commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) said that if the United States walks away from the nuclear deal, Iran could respond by exiting the international treaty to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons. Talking to reporters on April 26, Mohsen Rezaei, secretary of Iran’s Expediency Council, deemed as “very serious” the warnings issued by …

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Iran’s Judiciary Confirms Death And Flogging Sentence For Mohammad Salas

Iran-HRM – The Head of Tehran’s Judiciary said that the death sentence for Mohammad Salas, a member of Gonabadi Dervish community and the bus driver in the Pasdaran Street incident which led to the deaths of three agents, was confirmed by the Supreme Court, according to the state-run ISNA news agency. “The case was sent to the Supreme Court and …

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Authorities Cancel Telegram’s License To Host Servers In Iran

RFL/RE – Iranian authorities have ordered the social-messaging app Telegram to move its servers outside the country. The Supreme Cyberspace Council, Iran’s Internet watchdog, said in a statement on April 26 that it had canceled the license that allowed Telegram servers to be hosted in Iran. The decision means that all incoming messages have to be channeled through Iran’s government-controlled …

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