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What’s behind the Turkey-Iran tango?

Al-monitor – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif’s surprise Aug. 12 visit to Turkey may always be remembered in Ankara, as well as in Tehran, for having opened a new chapter in regional cooperation between the two neighbors. The visit was the first by an Iranian official since the failed July 15 coup to overthrow Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. …

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Elderly Pro-Democracy Activist Sentenced to Four Years in Prison

Iranhumanrights.org – The four-year prison sentence handed down to imprisoned author and peaceful political activist Kourosh Zaim has no legal basis and the 77-year-old should be immediately released because of his advanced age, his lawyer Giti Pourfazel told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. “This sentence, which was issued while he was imprisoned, seems to be the enforcement …

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Nasrin Sotoudeh: “Hardliners are trying to open a new case against me”

Iranhumanrights.org – Nasrin Sotoudeh, a prominent human rights lawyer and former political prisoner, has been summoned to appear at Branch 28 of the Tehran Revolutionary Court on September 3, 2016, but has not been informed of the charges against her. She will be representing herself in court because three of the five lawyers who had defended her in previous cases …

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Prominent Labor Activist’s Wife Awaits Verdict for Alleged Facebook Post

Iranhumanrights.org – Najibeh Salehzadeh was never shown the “evidence” Najibeh Salehzadeh, who says she was falsely charged for posting “insulting” material on Facebook, is awaiting a verdict following her trial at Branch 1 of the Revolutionary Court in the city of Saqqez in Iran’s Kurdistan Province. “On Monday [August 15] my son and I went to the court and the …

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How Parasitic Finance Capital Has Turned Iran’s Economy into a Case of Casino Capitalism

PayvandNews – Critics have often blamed President Rouhani of Iran for blindly following the neoclassical-neoliberal model of capitalism. The critical problem with Mr. Rouhani’s economic policies, however, is more than just following the dominant economic model of neoliberalism; more gravely, it is following the worst aspects of that model. One such disturbing aspect is the unregulated and out-of-control financialization of …

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