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Details of US Student’s 10-Year Sentence in Iran Reveal Yet Another Arbitrary Prosecution of a Western National

CHRI—The Iranian judiciary’s sentencing of American academic researcher Xiyue Wang to 10 years in prison on unspecified espionage charges reflects the continued ability of security and intelligence agencies to dictate unlawful and arbitrary judicial prosecutions of Western nationals, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) said in a statement today. “Over and over again we’re seeing foreigners who were …

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Syrian cease-fire a delicate balance of vastly different goals

Al-monitor – As various international peace initiatives have sought a political solution to the Syrian crisis, the most recent tangible breakthrough came from someplace new. On July 9, the long-awaited meeting between the presidents of Russia and the United States took place on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, where the two sides reaffirmed a recently reached cease-fire for southern Syria. Author Hamidreza …

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Arrest of Rouhani’s brother reveals internal power struggle in Iran

Al-monitor – When the arrest of Hossein Fereydoun, President Hassan Rouhani’s brother, was announced July 16 at a live recording for a video channel associated with conservative Fars News, the audience erupted in applause. Conservatives have long sought his arrest, and so it was natural they would be elated by this news. While questions remain about the charges, the arrest sends a political …

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Maryam Mirzakhani was a ‘milestone’ for Iranian women’s successes: President Rouhani

PayvandNews – President Rouhani has issued a statement praising Iranian math genius Maryam Mirzakhani, the first woman to win mathematics’ fields medal, who died at 40 on Saturday. Maryam Mirzakhani artwork by Firoozeh Mozaffari “The unparalleled brilliance of this creative scientist and yet humble person which made the name of Iran resonate in the world’s scientific community was a milestone in …

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Contradictory Laws Exasperate Debate Over Iranian Women’s Observance of Hijab in Cars

CHRI – The growing number of women refusing to cover their hair while driving in Iran, especially during the hot summer months, has resulted in renewed threats of arrests for violations of the country’s mandatory hijab law. A woman stopped for not observing proper hijab while driving (file photo) However, the hijab-the head-to-toe Islamic dress code that women in Iran …

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