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With civilian drone competition, Iran battles against brain drain

csmonitor – A PATH TO PROGRESS At a manicured technology park outside Tehran, drone builders vied for prize money. But the contest also sought to provide team members with hope for a future in Iran. By Scott Peterson, Staff writer TEHRAN — The 26 drone-building teams descended on the polished, manicured technology park 15 miles east of Tehran with the overflowing enthusiasm of school …

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Iranian Theme Park Teaches Children War Tactics

VOA – Iran opened a military theme park this week, designed to educate children as young as eight-years-old on how to fight in a war and fire weapons at its perceived Western enemies. Located in a western suburb of the city of Mashad, the “Park of the Revolution’s Children” marks “Sacred Defense Week,” an annual commemoration of the Iran-Iraq war …

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German Economy Minister To Press Tehran On Rights, Role In Syria

RFL/RE – Germany’s Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel says he plans to raise concerns about Iran’s human rights record and its role in the war in Syria when he visits Tehran this weekend. Germany’s weekly Der Spiegel news magazine quoted Gabriel in its September 30 edition as saying that Iran can only have normal and friendly relations with Germany when Tehran …

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Union Leader: Less Pressure on Teachers Thanks to Rights Activists

Iranhumanrights.org – The leader of Iran’s largest teachers’ rights organization has said that due to pressure from civil rights activists, the government of President Hassan Rouhani has been less repressive towards teachers’ rights activists since the signing of the nuclear deal in July 2015. “The reason why [imprisoned teachers] have been freed or are granted extended leave is because of …

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Iranian Authorities Silent on Green Movement Campaign Worker Missing Since 2011

Iranhumanrights.org – Alireza Piri, a dentist from Tabriz in northwestern Iran who campaigned for former presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi, has been missing since he was arrested on January 9, 2011. His family has not received any official information about his whereabouts despite making numerous inquiries with the authorities. “Many individuals told us that they saw Alireza in the Intelligence …

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