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Female Iranian MPs Demand Action on Stalled Bill Aiming to Preventing Child Abuse

CHRI – Lawyers Point to Existing Laws and Lack of Enforcement as the Real Problem Some Iranian female lawmakers have called for immediate deliberations on a bill for the protection of children to prevent future cases of child abuse in Iran.

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Pollsters Arrested While Conducting Survey Showing Majority of Iranians Dissatisfied With Domestic Affairs

CHRI – Several pollsters who were gauging views about Iran’s December 2017 protests have been arrested, according to Mohammad Aghasi, the head of the Iranian Students Polling Agency (ISPA).

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Iran Executions: Another Juvenile Offender on Death Row

Iran Human Rights –  Pouria Tabaei, who is sentenced to death on the charge of murdering his step-father, is scheduled to be executed at Rajai Shahr Prison. According to a close source, Pouria Tabaei who was only 16 at the time of committing the crime, is currently on the death row at Rajai Shahr Prison. He was born on July …

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Iran: Authorities refuse to release Canadian-Iranian academic’s body for independent autopsy in “callous cover-up”

Amnesty – In response to reports that the Iranian authorities have said they will refuse to release the body of the Canadian-Iranian academic Kavous Seyed-Emami to his family unless there is an immediate burial and no attempt to conduct an independent autopsy, Magdalena Mughrabi, Amnesty international’s Deputy Director for the Middle East and Africa said: “The authorities’ refusal to allow …

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Iran, Azerbaijan warm up ties after years of frost

Al-Monitor – The collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 was followed by the independence of several states in the Caucasus, including the Republic of Azerbaijan. While the newfound Azerbaijani state has not enjoyed warm ties with Iran, this trend appears to be changing as the two countries move closer to one another. The absence of close ties between Tehran …

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