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French Environment Minister Visits Iran, Announces Plans For Joint Projects

RFE/RL – French Environment Minister Segolene Royal has announced plans for a series of joint projects with Tehran that are aimed at dealing with energy, water shortages, and pollution. Royal said on August 28 after talks with the head of Iran’s Environmental Protection Organization, Massoumeh Ebtekar, that they had discussed the creation of several key partnerships by February 2017. photos by …

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Iran Arrests a ‘Spy’ Who Helped Negotiate a Landmark Nuclear Deal

VOA – Iran has arrested a member of a team that played a role in negotiating a milestone nuclear agreement with world powers. According to IRNA, Iran’s state media, judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei said Sunday that a “spy who had infiltrated the nuclear team” was released on bail after being held in jail for a few days. The negotiator’s …

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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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