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‘No Regrets’: Ex-Iranian President Ahmadinejad On His Presidency, State Violence, His Tweets — And Trump/Biden

RFL/RE – U.S. President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, differ on most foreign policy issues, including on how to deal with Iran. But former Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad told RFE/RL in an exclusive interview that regardless of which man wins the November 3 presidential election, Washington’s policies are unlikely to change. “It doesn’t matter to me who …

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Abrupt Execution of Wrestling Champion Navid Afkari Shrouded in Secrecy

Iran-HRM – The abrupt execution of wrestling champion Navid Afkari on September 12 has cast doubts about the nature of his death. The regime Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) threatened Navid’s father, mother and two brothers in Sangar Shir village of Shiraz before delivering the body and only allowing them to bury him at night with very limited attendance. …

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Iran’s execution of wrestler Navid Afkari sparks outcry on social media

Al-Arabia – Iran executed champion wrestler Navid Afkari on Saturday despite widespread pleas to spare him, prompting angry reactions from Iranians at home and abroad on social media platforms. Afkari, 27, was arrested during anti-government protests in 2018. He was given two death sentences, six and a half years in prison and 74 lashes for the alleged murder of a water company …

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Iran: Detainees flogged, sexually abused and given electric shocks in gruesome post-protest crackdown – new report

Amnesty – Widespread torture including beatings, floggings, electric shocks, stress positions, mock executions, waterboarding, sexual violence, forced administration of chemical substances, and deprivation of medical care Hundreds subjected to grossly unfair trials on baseless national security charges Death sentences issued based on torture-tainted “confessions” Iran’s police, intelligence and security forces, and prison officials have committed, with the complicity of judges …

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‘Sun Children’ First Trailer: Majid Majidi’s Venice Competition Drama Charts Child Labor In Iran

deadline.com – Here’s the promising first trailer for Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi’s Venice competition drama Sun Children, which we’ve heard good things about going into the festival. The film tells the story of 12-year-old Ali and his three friends. Together, they work hard to survive and support their families, doing small jobs in a garage and committing petty crimes to make …

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Tehran Municipality Under Fire For The Word “Islamic” Missing In Street Sign

Radiofarda – Iran’s hardliners have blasted Tehran Municipality for the missing word “Islamic” in a street sign replaced recently. Pictures were posted on social media showing the name of a square in central Tehran as “Republic” instead of “Islamic Republic”. The attacks have forced the municipality authorities to apologize and pledge to punish “culprits” for dropping the word “Islamic”. “Let’s …

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Coup 53: A Re-Enactment of the British and American Role in the Overthrow of Mohammad Mossadegh

Radiozamaneh – “Coup 53“, a documentary by Taghi Amirani, is an extensive visual account of the removal from power of Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh in the 19th August 1953 Coup, a historical event that continues to reverberate as a theme within Iranian society. The Anglo-American-directed operation which unseated Mossadegh has affected the Iranian political scene ever since and has …

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