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Islamic Republic Enlists Foreign Students As Ideological Ambassadors

iranintl – The Islamic Republic enlists foreign students, training them as ideological emissaries for deployment in other nations, according to an audio file leaked on Sunday.  The speaker, purported to be Hamidreza Haddadpour, head of the International Affairs Center for Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s university representatives network, reveals that recruiting foreign students establishes an ideological foothold for the Islamic Republic …

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Iranian Authorities Condemned Over “Persecution” of Baha’is

Iranwire – A new wave of arrests targeting dozens of members of the Baha’i faith in Iran over the past few weeks has triggered international concern. Baha’is, the country’s largest non-Muslim community, have faced persecution since the 1979 revolution with a fresh intensification of repression over the last year.  The US ambassador at large for international religious freedom, Rashad Hussain, …

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Fired Iranian Professor Says High-Tech Surveillance, Dismissals Used To ‘Impose Silence’ At Universities

RFL/RE – Behrouz Chamanara, a language professor at Kurdistan University in western Iran, was summarily dismissed in September shortly after the local intelligence office rejected his qualifications. Chamanara, who was detained in November 2022 and interrogated about his alleged involvement in antiestablishment protests at the university in Kurdistan Province, moved to Germany shortly after he was fired.Speaking to RFE/RL’s Radio Farda, …

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Baluch Brothers Saeed and Esmail Alizehi Secretly Executed in Zahedan

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO) – Saeed and Esmail Alizehi, two Baluch brothers sentenced to death for drug-related charges, were secretly executed in Zahedan Central Prison. According to Hal Vash, two Baluch men were secretly executed in Zahedan Central Prison on 4 November. Their identities have been reported as 25-year-old Saeed Alizehi and 29-year-old Esmail Alizehi from Zabol who were sentenced …

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Iran Delayed Hamas Attack To Secure Ransom Deal With US – Report

iranintl – Iran denies involvement in the Hamas massacre of October 7, but a new report says the Islamist group postponed the attack upon coordination with Tehran.  Israeli journalist Ben Caspit said Sunday that Hamas’s mass infiltration and onslaught leaving 1,400 mostly civilians dead and 241 hostages taken into Gaza, was originally intended to take place during last Passover’s Seder meal Jewish holiday in April, which happened …

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UN Experts “Shocked” by Attacks on Women, Girls in Iran

Iranwire – A group of UN experts has expressed “shock” over the death of Armita Geravand, a 16-year-old Iranian girl who was hospitalized after collapsing on a subway in Tehran last month following an altercation about failing to wear a headscarf. In a statement on November 2, the eight experts called for an “independent, prompt and impartial” investigation into Armita’s …

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Thailand Held Direct Hostage Talks with Hamas in Iran, Negotiator Says

VOA – Thai officials held direct talks with Hamas in Iran last week over the fate of 22 of the kingdom’s nationals taken hostage by the Palestinian militant group in its attack on Israel, the head of the Thai delegation said. Negotiators met Hamas officials in Tehran on Oct. 26 and were given a pledge that the Thais would be …

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10 Baha’i Followers In Iran Detained With No Reason Given, Sources Say

RFL/RE – Sources have told RFE/RL’s Radio Farda that Iran’s Intelligence Ministry in the central city of Isfahan has arrested 10 people who are adherents of the Baha’i faith, the country’s largest non-Muslim community. The sources, who spoke to Radio Farda on condition of anonymity, said that security agents armed with judicial orders detained Yeganeh Agahi, Negin Khademi, Arzoo Sabhanian, Yeganeh Rouhbakhsh, …

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Biden’s Pick For Ambassador To Israel Slammed For Role In Iran Deal

iranintl – Leading Senate Republicans have expressed concern over Biden’s pick for ambassador to Israel because of his role in negotiating the Iran nuclear deal in 2015. Jack Lew was Treasury Secretary during the Obama administration, when $400 million in cash was delivered to the Iranian regime on the day of the implementation of the deal.  “He was an ATM to the …

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The Suspicious Deaths of IRGC Commanders

Iranwire – Bestowing the title of “Martyr” to Brigadier-General Rostam Ghasemi, the former economic affairs director of the Quds Force, the expeditionary branch of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), who was the minister of Roads and Urban Development in the administration of President Ebrahim Raisi, has once again brought up the issue of suspicious deaths of a number of …

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