Monday , 21 August 2017

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Alleged Role In State Crackdown Haunts New Communications Minister of Iran’s President Rohani

RFL/RE – Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi is young and successful, but allegations about his past could come back to haunt him.  The 36-year-old electrical engineer, ICT manager, and deputy communications minister was nominated last week by Iranian President Hassan Rohani to lead the country’s Communications Ministry. He was approved, along with 15 other cabinet picks, by parliament on August 20.  Jahromi thus …

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Photos: Natanz Central Mosque (Masjid-e Jameh)

PayvandNews – Natanz Central Mosque (Masjid-e Jameh) is located near Sheikh Abdol Samad Isfahani Tomb in the city of Natanz in Iran’s Isfahan province. This four-iwan central mosque is one of the best preserved of all Ilkhanid-era buildings, dating from the early 14th century. Look out for the very worn, but intricately carved wooden door at the entrance to the mosque. Natanz Central Mosque (Masjid-e …

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University: Iran Denies Appeal of Jailed Princeton Student

VOA – Iranian authorities have denied the appeal of a Princeton University student who had been convicted on espionage charges and sentenced to 10 years in prison, the university and his wife said Thursday. Xiyue Wang, a history doctoral student and U.S. citizen who was conducting dissertation research in Iran in 2016 when he was detained by Iranian authorities, was accused …

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Imprisoned Activist Atena Daemi Slapped With New Charge For Demanding Medical Care

CHRI – Activist Denied Care Despite Medical Examiner’s Recommendation Already serving a seven-year prison sentence, imprisoned children’s rights activist Atena Daemi has been issued a new charge and is being denied medical treatment, a source close to Daemi’s family told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI). “The head of Evin Prison [Ali Chaharmahali] and the director of the prison …

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800 Activists Urge Iranian Parliament to End Child Marriage

CHRI – Hundreds of Iranian women and children’s rights advocates in Iran are urging Parliament to prohibit underage marriage in the country. “In defense of children’s human rights, we call for an end to the phenomenon known as child spouses,” said a statement signed by more than 800 activists addressing members of Parliament on August 12, 2017. “Marriage at a young …

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