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Monthly Archives: September 2018

Iranian civic rights activists challenge authorities with hunger strikes

Al-Monitor –  Farhad Meysami, a physician and human rights activist, began a dry hunger strike Sept. 8 to protest his imprisonment on the charge of spreading “propaganda against the establishment.” Meysami was arrested in July for possession and distribution of a badgestating his opposition to the compulsory hijab and for expressing solidarity with the protests against mandatory veiling earlier this year, which resulted in the arrests of …

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US State department condemns human rights violations in Iran

Shabtabnews – Spokesperson Nauert, Senior Policy Brian Advisor Hook, and Ambassador Michael Kozak brief the press on human rights in Iran at the Foreign Press Center in NewYork City on September 28, 2018. In the briefing Ms Nauert condemned the Iranian regime’s oppression of religious minorities like Gonabadi Sufis, Bahia’s, & Christian converts.

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