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Torture Still Scars Iranians 40 Years After Revolution

VOA — The halls of the former prison in the heart of Iran’s capital now are hushed, befitting the sounds of the museum that it has become. Wax mannequins silently portray the horrific acts of torture that once were carried out within its walls.

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Iran: Environmentalists’ Flawed Trial

HRW – Iran’s judicial authorities are violating fair trial standards in the case of eight environmentalists who have been detained for over a year, Human Rights Watch said today. Authorities should immediately open an impartial and transparent investigation into the torture allegations the accused have raised during the trial.

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A Daily Overview of Human Rights Violations in Iran for February 6, 2019

HRANA – The following is an overview of human rights violations in Iran on February 6th, 2019 based on the information compiled and verified by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA).

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Iran Pulse Iranians praise Iraq’s rejection of US presence to ‘watch’ Iran

Al-Monitor – “One of the reasons I want to keep [US forces in Iraq] is because I want to be looking a little bit at Iran because Iran is a real problem,” said US President Donald Trump in an interview aired by CBS News Feb. 3.

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How US sanctions could be boosting Iran’s presence in Iraq

Al-Monitor – Geopolitical power projection could be, at first sight, the logic underlying Iran’s policy of expanding ties with and playing a role in Iraq. But in recent years, and with the growing necessity arising from the reimposition of US sanctions, Tehran has chosen to also focus on geo-economic interests in Iraq. It has tried, therefore, to augment its share of the Iraqi …

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