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HRANA News Agency – Siamak Sadri, Farhad Eghbali, Farhad Fahandexh, Farahmand Sanaei, Foad Fahandexh, Payam Markazi, Kamal Kashani and Korosh Ziyari, 8 Bahais were arrested in 2012, and tried in branch umber 28 of the revolutionary court by judge Moghiseh and received sentences between 5 to 10 years in prison. 7 of these prisoners are serving their 5th, and one …

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Why religious singers are gaining power in Iran

Al-monitor – The diversity of actors on Iran’s political stage has made the political process in the country complex. The “maddahan” (“madah,” singular), religious singers or eulogists, are one group relatively new to the scene. AUTHOR Saeid Jafari A decade ago, maddahan were visible mainly in mosques and during such holidays as the 10-day mourning ceremonies in the month of …

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Cabinet shakeup rattles Iran

Al-monitor – Finally, after a week of speculation, three members of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s Cabinet were replaced Oct. 19. Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Ali Jannati, Education Minister Ali Asghar Fani and Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Mahmoud Goudarzi all resigned on the same day. AUTHOR Rohollah Faghihi Though all three were said to have stepped down …

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Iran: Further Information: Mohammad Ali Taheri’s whereabouts unknown

Amnesty – Iranian spiritual teacher Mohammad Ali Taheri, who started a hunger strike on 28 September, has been held incommunicado since 16 October. The authorities are refusing to provide his family with any information about his fate and whereabouts. To view the report follow below link: https://www.amnesty.org/download/Documents/MDE1350182016ENGLISH.pdf

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In Unprecedented Public Plea MPs Call on Judiciary to Reverse Narges Mohammadi’s Prison Sentence

Iranhumanrights.org – Fifteen Iranian members of Parliament have called on the Judiciary to reverse the 10-year prison sentence of prominent human rights defender Narges Mohammadi, marking the first time since the Iranian revolution in 1979 that lawmakers publicly defended a person convicted of anti-state activities. “We plead with you to show Islamic mercy and nullify the sentence and order a …

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