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Weekly report on Human Right Violations in Iran 26th August 2016


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Tough new conditions for concerts in Iran capital

Daily Mail – The Tehran prosecutor recommended strict new rules on Saturday for concerts in the capital, the latest in a tug of war between moderates and conservatives that has already seen live music banned in Iran’s second city Mashhad. Police should record all events, while the culture ministry and the provincial governor should take greater responsibility for the content …

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Death penalty failing to deter drug trafficking in Iran – official

Reuters – The death penalty has failed to reduce drug trafficking in Iran, a senior Iranian judiciary official said on Saturday shortly before the scheduled execution of 12 people for narcotics-related offences. His criticism was unusual in a judiciary that has long been a bastion of the hardline security establishment in the Islamic Republic, which carries out more executions per …

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Why cheaper rial could actually help Iran

Al-monitor – At present, Iran has both an official exchange rate and an unofficial market rate that is used in exchange houses. The rial trades at above 35,000 per US dollar on the open market, compared to the official rate of around 31,000. AUTHOR Navid Kalhor To help boost economic growth, Central Bank of Iran (CBI) Governor Valiollah Seif has …

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Iran Says Will Work With OPEC To Support Oil Prices, But Not ‘Sacrifice’

RFL/RE – Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said Iran will work with other OPEC members to support oil prices, but it will not back down from its goal of restoring output lost due to years of economic sanctions. “Iran will cooperate with OPEC on improving prices and the state of the crude market, but we expect our right to restore …

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