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Iranian Cleric Under Seven-Year House Arrest Says Only Death Will Bring Him Freedom

CHRI – Former Presidential Candidate Mehdi Karroubi Detained in His Home Without Trial Since 2011 An Iranian cleric and former presidential candidate who has been restricted to his home under state surveillance since February 2011 without trial has written an open letter describing a sense of hopelessness.

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Iranians Complain of Fake Accounts Created in Their Names on State-Approved Soroush App

CHRI – Tech Experts Urge Rouhani to Stop Stifling of Internet in Iran

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Oxford PhD Student Denied Legal Counsel 40 Days After Being Arrested in Iran

CHRI – Father Claims IRGC’s Intelligence Organization is Cooking Up Case Against His Activist Son Reformist political activist Mohammadreza Jalaeipour, an Oxford University PhD student, has been held without charge and access to a lawyer for more than a month since being arrested in Tehran by the Intelligence Organization of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).

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Meet Iran’s likely next hardliner-in-chief

Al-Monitor – It sounds like the days of Ayatollah Mohammad-Taghi Mesbah Yazdi leading Iran’s hard-liners are coming to a close. At 83, he appears ready to step aside for a new ayatollah. It has recently been reported by local news agencies that Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, plans to appoint Mohammad-Mahdi Mir-Baqeri, 57, as Tehran’s Friday prayer leader. Remarkably, Mir-Baqeri has not denied the rumors. The hard-line …

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Shifting His Criticism from Khamenei, Ahmadinejad Targets Rouhani

Radiofarda – Iran’s former hardline President Mahmud Ahmadinejad says it was his “agile foreign policy” that led the Obama administration to begin negotiating with Iran over its nuclear program. Speaking in Tabriz in Eastern Azarbaijan province on Thursday, May 31, Ahmadinejad repeated a recent remark, saying that he had warned Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei that “it was not …

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