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Could the Next President of Iran be a Revolutionary Guard?

iranwire.com – In just seven months’ time, Iranians will go to the polls to cast their votes in favor of the next President of the Islamic Republic. Against the bloody backdrop of the past three years, and amid a litany of broken promises and economic woes, there is every chance that turnout will be low in June 2021. But for …

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Discriminatory Treatment of the Poor in Iran, Single Mother Self-Immolates

Iran-HRM – Discriminatory treatment of the poor in Iran, single mother self-immolates A woman setting herself on fire in Bandar Abbas, capital of the southern Iranian province of Hormozgan, evoked widespread outrage across the country. The footage of this cruel and inhuman measure was disseminated on the social media on November 19. A young girl can be heard screaming and …

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New Wave of Arrests of MEK Supporters in Tehran and Across the Country

Iran-HRM – The wave of arrest of families and supporters of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) has continued. In the second half of November, simultaneous with the anniversary of the protests last year which shook the regime to its foundations, the Ministry of Intelligence and its repressive forces and agents have launched a series of arrests particularly among …

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Caucasus: Clash of Imperial Dreams

gatestoneinstitute.org – To start with, the mini-victory he [Erdogan] has won against Armenia may have whetted Erdogan’s appetite for further conquests. Pro-Erdogan papers in Turkey are beating the drums about “victory in the Caucasus” as the first time, since the end of the Ottoman Empire, that Turks have managed to “liberate” a chunk of Islamdom from “infidel” rule. Worse still …

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Iran Jails Ailing Female Dissident Who Signed 2019 Letter Asking Khamenei to Quit, Husband Says

VOA – Iran has imprisoned an ailing female dissident who signed a 2019 letter calling on its Islamist ruler to quit, rejecting her pleas to delay the start of an effective 27-month prison term until she is treated for severe pain, according to her husband.  Speaking to VOA Persian from Iran on Tuesday, Abbas Vahedian Shahroudi, the husband of Shahla …

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