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Bill for Protection of Children in Iran Stunted in Parliament Since 2011

CHRI – Attorney: Social Welfare Organizations Lack Sufficient Resources Despite ongoing reports of disturbing cases of child abuse, Iran’s Parliament has failed to ratify a bill on the protection of children that was introduced nearly six years ago. An Iran-based attorney specializing in child abuses cases told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) that social welfare organizations lack the …

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Conservative Clerics, IRGC Pressured Court to Convict Rouhani Campaigner

CHRI – Rouhani Campaign Sided with Defendants’ Accusers A former campaigner for President Hassan Rouhani, Mohammad Mohammadi, has been handed a two-year prison sentence and suspended three-year prison term for allegedly “insulting the sacred” by reading a satirical letter at a campaign rally. “There was nothing insulting in the letter,” a source with knowledge about Mohammadi’s case told the Center for …

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Swedish Resident Facing Death Penalty: I Was Imprisoned For Refusing to Spy For Iran’s Intelligence Ministry

CHRI – Ahmadreza Djajali, an Iranian-born Swedish resident who was sentenced to death by a Revolutionary Court in Tehran in October 2017 for alleged espionage charges, wrote in a letter from Evin Prison that he was imprisoned during a trip to Iran for refusing to spy for Iran’s Intelligence Ministry. The date of the letter, a copy of which was obtained by the …

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Trump undermines Iranian debate on economic role of IRGC

Al-Monitor – The US Treasury Department’s recent move to designate Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) under terrorism authority has put the military organization back in the spotlight. The subsequent tweet by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, in which he declared that “all Iranians are IRGC” ready to defend their homeland in response to US pressure, gave rise to spirited debate on social media about the …

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How Iran is winning game of chess in Kirkuk

Al-Monitor — For now, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has pushed the separatist Kurds back and extended the power of the federal government once again to the areas considered disputed under the Iraqi Constitution. The Kurds are beaten. But the key question is how long this equilibrium will last. The Kurds in Kirkuk and other disputed areas are disillusioned with the Kurdish parties, including …

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