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Brother Of Iranian VP Sentenced To 2 Years In Prison For ‘Currency Smuggling’

RFL/RE – Iran has sentenced the brother of First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri to two years in prison on finance-related charges. Judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili said on January 26 that charges against Mehdi Jahangiri included “currency smuggling” in the amount of $847,200. Mehdi Jahangiri He was ordered to return the funds and fined four times the amount in question, Esmaili …

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USCIRF Condemns Mistreatment of Religious Prisoner of Conscience Golrokh Iraee in Iran

Shabtabnews – The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) condemns Iranian authorities’ mistreatment of religious prisoner of conscience Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee in the wake of her transfer to Amol Prison on January 24. “USCIRF is appalled by Iran’s ceaseless persecution of Golrokh Iraee, a peaceful activist who has been isolated from her loved ones for months without cause,” said USCIRF Chair Gayle Manchin, who …

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‘Try Me:’ Rohani Warns Judiciary Over Telecoms Minister’s Prosecution

RFl/RE – Iranian President Hassan Rohani has criticized Iran’s judiciary over the prosecution of the country’s telecommunications minister after he allegedly refused to block Instagram and impose restrictions on other foreign social media and messaging platforms. Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi was summoned for prosecution last week but Rohani, seen as a moderate, challenged the Islamic nation’s judiciary during a cabinet …

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Four Decades of Vilifying and Harassing Iranian Baha’is by the Islamic Republic

Iranwire – The Islamic Republic of Iran was born in 1979 following a wave of popular uprisings against Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. The Shah’s policies were modernizing yet his regime was repressive; many Iranians felt his reforms were failing to reach them or were disrupting life for the worse. The Revolution was led by Muslim clerics and the founder of …

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Tehran’s Oldest Jewish Hospital Shuts Down

Iranwire – An old building sits in Mostafa Khomeini Street, near the Sirus crossroads. Outside, a large sign indicates a medical center is housed there. Several cars are parked in the yard and a guard and several men talk to each other, standing next to one of the cars. Often in the past, the old building has attracted the attention of …

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