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Iranian Filmmaker Narges Abyar Wins Best Direction Award At Vancouver Women Film Festival

PayvandNews – Iranian filmmaker Narges Abyar has won Best Direction Award for ‘Breath’ at 12th Vancouver International Women In Film Festival in Canada. 46 feature and short films were screened at the festival from March 8 to March 12, 2017. At the Closing Night Award Ceremony of Vancouver International Women In Film Festival on March 12th, the Best of the …

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Opposition Leader Under Extrajudicial House Arrest for Six Years Denied Fast Emergency Care – An elderly opposition leader who has been kept under extrajudicial house arrest in Tehran since 2011 is being denied access to timely emergency medical services, his son told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI). The Intelligence Ministry agents who are guarding former presidential candidate Mehdi Karroubi are only allowed to take the 79-year-old to a distant …

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UN Rights Monitor Highlights Political Repression, Abuse, Executions In Iran

RFL/RE – The UN’s special rapporteur on the human rights situation in Iran, Asma Jahangir Reformists in Iran are under pressure, detainees face torture and abuse, and people are being executed at an “alarming” rate, a UN monitor studying human rights in the tightly controlled country says. The bleak picture presented to the UN Human Rights Council on March 13 …

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Egypt-Iran: A possible thaw in relations?

Aljazeera – Despite recent backstage talks, Egypt and Iran are unlikely to re-establish full diplomatic relations any time soon, Iranian analysts said. A recent string of diplomatic overtures has suggested a thaw in the relations between the two countries. Last week, Yasser Othman, head of Egyptian interest section office in Tehran, met Alaeddin Boroujerdi, the chairman of the Iranian parliament’s foreign …

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US-Iranian, wife, charged over Tehran parties

Al-Arabia – A jailed US-Iranian and his wife have been formally charged with hosting parties in Tehran, while another couple were given the death penalty for running a ”cult”, the Tehran prosecutor said Monday. No names were given, but the dual national and his wife are thought to be the high-profile owners of an art gallery in the capital that …

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