Thursday , 16 September 2021

Social and Political

Iran’s Judiciary Chief Forbids Election Protests Ahead of May Vote

Iranhumanrights.org – A little over a month before Iranians head to the polls on May 19, 2017, Judiciary Chief Sadegh Larijani has warned that a repeat of the protests against the disputed result of the 2009 presidential election would not be tolerated. Iran’s Judiciary Chief Sadegh Larijani “This time the judiciary, the police and security forces, the authorities and, most …

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Dr Mehdi Khazali, the candidate in Iran’s twelfth presidential election: I have come to rescue a country that is collapsing!

Dr Mehdi Khazali conducted his first presidential campaign interview via the global television network, DorrTV. Less than forty days remains until the twelfth presidential election in Iran, and the candidates of different parties have been somewhat confirmed. President Hassan Rouhani has been confirmed as the sole reformist candidate in Iran’s twelfth presidential election. There is however the talk of a …

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Iran and Russia condemn Syria air strike

Al-Arabia – Iran has condemned the US missile strike on Syria, saying the “unilateral action is dangerous, destructive and violates the principles of international law.” That’s according to Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi. He made the comments in a report carried Friday by the semi-official ISNA news agency. Iran is one of the biggest supporters of embattled Syrian President Bashar …

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Men and Women Required to Run Separately in Tehran’s First International Marathon

Iranhumanrights.org – Despite interest expressed by foreign female runners, participants in Tehran’s first international marathon will be required to run separately based on their sex. The sudden change resulted in an admission by a sports official that the hijab—the head-to-toe Shia-Islamic dress code that all women in Iran are legally required to observe in public—is not always convenient. Two days …

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Rouhani government criticizes IRGC arrests of journalists

Al-monitor – Members of President Hassan Rouhani’s Cabinet have publicly criticized the recent arrests of Reformist journalists and online activists on the threshold of a presidential election. AUTHOR Arash Karami “From the beginning, the administration has been opposed to the arrests of account managers of Telegram channels and continues to be,” said Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi to reporters April 5 …

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What happened? Iranians are condemning Khan Sheikhoun massacre!

Al-arabia – Millions have been shocked by the sight of children dying as a result of the recent Khan Sheikhoun massacre in Idlib. We should be aware that unfortunately this might not be the last chemical attack. Such attacks have taken place several times in the past. We wake up to the news of horrific massacres and then life goes …

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Running for Iran Presidency: A Cleric Involved in the Mass Execution of Political Prisoners

Radiozamaneh – Ebrahim Raisi, head of Iran’s wealthiest religious institution, an ex-high-ranking official with the judiciary and a hardliner cleric involved with the mass execution of more than 4000 political prisoners has announced his candidacy for the upcoming presidential race. On 6 April 2017 Solat Mortazavi, a hardliner politician announced that Ebrahim Raisi is registering as a candidate. He plans …

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Tehran mayor steps aside as conservatives rally forces ahead of presidential vote

Al-monitor – Mayor and two-time presidential candidate Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf has announced that he does not intend to run in the presidential elections May 19. The move came amid widespread speculation that Ghalibaf would take a third shot at the presidency, having been the runner-up to Hassan Rouhani in the 2013 elections. AUTHOR Rohollah Faghihi Following his statement, there were …

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New US Sanctions Bill Delayed by Concern Over Iran Election

VOA – A bill to slap new sanctions on Iran has been delayed in the U.S. Senate because of concerns about Iran’s May presidential election, in which conservative hard-liners hope to defeat moderate President Hassan Rouhani, U.S. lawmakers said Tuesday. A group of Democratic and Republican senators introduced the bill in March seeking to impose tighter U.S. sanctions on Iran …

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Why Iran-Iraq War is still a minefield for artists

Al-monitor – The second longest war in the 20th century began on Sept. 22, 1980, when forces led by former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein invaded Iran. The conflict ended eight years later, in 1988, with the adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 598, which called for a cease-fire. Iran’s then Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini famously described approval of the decision as …

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