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Monthly Archives: July 2018

A Glimpse At The Nightmare Of Child Trafficking In Iran

Iran-HRM – The doors of a beef delivery truck opened by accident on Tehran’s Modarres Highway to shock other drivers with the sight of 50 children piled up inside the truck. They called the police to interfere and save the children. “So what? What do you want, now?” They called the Police Detectives Office and the Welfare Organization, in vain. No government agency took …

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Will Iran reinstate its abolished Senate?

Al-Monitor – Forty years after revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini described the Iranian Senate as a “stupid” entity, certain political figures are saying that such a chamber now is a “necessity” for the country. Prior to the 1979 Islamic Revolution, the Senate was part of the political structure of Iran. But the new constitution written by the revolutionaries abolished it …

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After 7 years, Iran’s Green Movement leaders may be released

Al-Monitor – The seven-year house arrest of Iran’s Green Movement leaders appears to be coming to an end, according to Iranian media reports. Hossein Karroubi, the son of Mehdi Karroubi, told Ensaf News that an “informed source” within the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) has approved to lift the house arrests of Mehdi Karroubi, Mir Hossein Mousavi and Zahra Rahnavard. …

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Photos: Lunar eclipse at historical Persepolis

PayvandNews – Shots of the moon eclipse were captured by IRNA photographer Reza Ghaderi beside the ancient city of Persepolis, near the city of Shiraz in southern Iran. The below multi-exposure photo shows penumbral eclipse to partial and total eclipse; and then a gradual ending of eclipse from total to penumbral. The so-called blood moon was visible at different times …

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Iran’s Economic Crisis Worsens As Central Bank Is ‘Closely Watching’

Radiofarda – The Central Bank of Iran has attributed unprecedented hype surrounding the country’s forex and gold markets “mainly to enemies,” adding that the increase in gold prices and rate of exchange of foreign currencies has nothing to do with Iran’s “economic realities.” Abdolnaser Hemmati, the new governor of Central Bank of Iran Hemmati was appointed by Rouhani’s cabinet to …

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Support For Compulsory Hijab Waning, Report Says

Radiofarda – The Majles ResearchCenter (MRC) says the number of people who believe in hijab as a religious value, as well as those who believe violating the so-called Islamic dress code is a punishable offense, has been gradually dropping in Iran. Based on polls conducted by state-run institutions, MRC’s latest report says the number of supporters of hijab among youth …

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