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Tehran mayor steps aside as conservatives rally forces ahead of presidential vote

Al-monitor – Mayor and two-time presidential candidate Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf has announced that he does not intend to run in the presidential elections May 19. The move came amid widespread speculation that Ghalibaf would take a third shot at the presidency, having been the runner-up to Hassan Rouhani in the 2013 elections. AUTHOR Rohollah Faghihi Following his statement, there were …

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Casualties Reported After Strong Quake Hits Northeastern Iran

RFL/RE – A magnitude-6.1 earthquake has struck near the northwestern Iranian city of Mashhad, reportedly killing at least two people and injuring several others. The quake struck nearly 80 kilometers southeast of Iran’s second-biggest city at about 10:40 a.m. (0640 GMT/UTC) on April 5, the U.S. Geological Survey and Iranian media said. Reports said aftershocks shook the region. The Iranian …

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New US Sanctions Bill Delayed by Concern Over Iran Election

VOA – A bill to slap new sanctions on Iran has been delayed in the U.S. Senate because of concerns about Iran’s May presidential election, in which conservative hard-liners hope to defeat moderate President Hassan Rouhani, U.S. lawmakers said Tuesday. A group of Democratic and Republican senators introduced the bill in March seeking to impose tighter U.S. sanctions on Iran …

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Rough Body Searches on Visiting Children Prompts Hunger Strike in Rajaee Shahr Prison

Iranhumanrights.org – Political activist Jafar (Shahin) Eghdami shaved his head and went on a three-day hunger strike on March 30, 2017 to protest “children being bothered during body searches in the visitation halls” of Rajaee Shahr Prison, an informed source told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI). “Shahin’s brother has two small kids who insisted on coming to …

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Five Iranian Baha’is Arrested in Isfahan Without Warrant on Unknown Charges

Iranhumanrights.org – Five Baha’is were arrested at their homes in the city of Isfahan on March 28, 2017, Simin Fahandej, the faith’s spokesperson at the United Nations in Geneva confirmed to the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI). The agents, who did not identify themselves or show a warrant, searched the homes of Ehsan Eshtiagh, Enayat Naimi, Farzad Homayouni, …

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