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Ex-Iran President’s Daughter Faces Trial Over Social Media Comments

VOA – The daughter of Iran’s former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani faces prosecution over social media comments on the Revolutionary Guards and the Prophet Mohammed, the judiciary said Tuesday. Faezeh Hashemi, 59, is “summoned by the prosecutor over these two affairs,” judiciary spokesman Zabihollah Khodayian told a news conference, quoted by the service’s Mizan Online website. Khodayian referred to “remarks …

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Iran arrests dozens during Khuzestan protests, deploys riot police

Iran-HRM – Internet outages, arrests, and the presence of state security forces throughout the Khuzestan Province have continued after people came to the streets to protest skyrocketing prices of essential goods. On Friday and Saturday evenings, May 6 and 7, 2022, the people of Khuzestan Province, came to the streets in the cities of Ahvaz, Izeh, Baghmalek, and Susangerd, protesting …

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Water, Environment and Justice: Iran – The results of many dams and water transfer projects in Iran have been environmental injustice and migration to the city margins and shantytowns. For the past seven years, Abangan has sought to raise public awareness about water resource management, and in cooperation with the Iran Human Rights organization, it has addressed this issue from the perspective of human …

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Top EU diplomat says offer may be ‘last bullet’ to pull of Iran nuclear deal

Al-Monitor – The European Union dispatched to Tehran its coordinator on the talks on reviving the Iran nuclear deal in an effort to bring the sides back to the negotiating table. Following a two-month pause, senior EU diplomat Enrique Mora came to meet with Iran’s top nuclear negotiator Ali Bagheri Kani on May 10 and pick up from where the sides left off in Vienna. …

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Tehran Says Iranian-Swedish Djalali’s Execution On Track, Not Related To Nouri Trial

RFL/RE – Iran’s judiciary says the death sentence of Swedish-Iranian national Ahmadreza Djalali will be carried out, as Tehran does not plan to seek a prisoner exchange for an Iranian being tried in Stockholm for his alleged role in the mass execution and torture of political prisoners at an Iranian prison in the 1980s. Judiciary spokesman Zabihollah Khodaian on May …

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