Monday , 23 April 2018

Social and Political

Appliances And Vehicles Market Hit By Forex Crisis, Blackouts on the Way

Radiofarda – Two weeks after the Rouhani administration introduced its new foreign exchange policy of a single rate for US dollar, travellers and businesses complain that foreign currency is not available at the government-imposed rate of 42,000 rials for a dollar. Vice-President Ali Asghar Mounesan told the Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA) on Monday April 23 that travel agents have …

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Ahwazi Arab Women’s Whereabouts Unknown Amid Growing Concern For Their Life

Iran-HRM – No report is available of the status and whereabouts of two Ahwazi Arab women who were arrested during the Iran’s Ahwaz protests against ethnic discrimination and slurs by officials against the country’s Arab community. Ezzat Ka’abi and Nadia Mohammadi Pour, both from Ahwaz were arrested 20 days ago and taken to an unknown location. The women’s families have …

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Iran Makes Widespread Arrests Following Ahwaz Protests Against Discrimination

Iran-HRM – Iranian regime has a long history of applying discriminatory policies against the ethnic and religious minorities. In a last episode, the state TV showed a cartoon in which it used figurines to depict various ethnicity but the segment completely ignored the Arab origins of Ahwaz. Major discontent flared up in the city of Ahwaz, the Khuzestan provincial capital …

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Iranian Cleric Floats ‘Vatican’ Plan For Holy Shi’ite City Of Qom

RFL/RE – Home to some of its most influential clerics, Qom is among Iran’s most important cities, politically and religiously. Thousands of religious authorities are based at its seminaries, and the city is also a frequent stop for politicians eager to brief senior ayatollahs in hopes of getting their approval for their plans and policies. Yet at least one cleric …

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Iranians Hit By ‘Perfect Currency Storm’

RFL/RE – Every day, hundreds head to Tehran’s bustling Ferdowsi street to buy foreign currency, only to find that many exchange offices have shut up shop, have turned off their currency-rate displays, or have signs up reading, “We don’t have U.S. dollars to sell.”

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Iran Arrests Ex-Prosecutor Dubbed ‘Torturer of Tehran’

VOA – Iranian police have arrested a former prosecutor known as the “torturer of Tehran,” who faces a two-year prison sentence over the death of prisoners following 2009 protests, Iranian media reported Sunday. The official website of the judiciary, Mizanonline.com, said former Tehran prosecutor Saeed Mortazavi had been arrested, without elaborating. The semi-official Tasnim news agency said police detained Mortazavi …

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